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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 11:53 AM Oct 2016

Payback? Russia Gets Hacked, Revealing Putin Aide's Secrets [View all]

(sort of election related)

Karma, it turns out, is a borscht.

A Ukrainian group calling itself Cyber Hunta has released more than a gigabyte of emails and other material from the office of one of Vladimir Putin's top aides, Vladislav Surkov, that show Russia's fingerprints all over the separatist movement in Ukraine.

While the Kremlin has denied the relationship between Moscow and the separatists, the emails show in great detail how Russia controlled virtually every detail of the separatist effort in the Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine, which has torn the country apart and led to a Russian takeover of Crimea.

And unlike the reported Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee, the Ukrainian hack reached deep into the office of the Russian president.

"This is a serious hack," said Maks Czuperski, head of the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council (DFRL), which has searched through the email dump and placed selected emails on-line.

We have seen so much happen to the United States, other countries at the hands of Russia," said Czuperski. "Not so much to Russia. It was only a question of time that some of the anonymous guys like Cyber Hunta would come to strike them back."


Payback? Russia Gets Hacked, Revealing Putin Aide's Secrets

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Any number can play pscot Oct 2016 #1
Please sir may we have some more? nt. Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #2
Right on, and keep 'em coming! Raster Oct 2016 #3
Mr. Pendantic chimes in. . . Codeine Oct 2016 #7
Better still.... (LOL) .... MADem Oct 2016 #9
No worries. Raster Oct 2016 #14
I am still wondering about Putin's behaviour in light of GeoWilliam750 Oct 2016 #19
Could this be the work of The Jester? TheDebbieDee Oct 2016 #4
Remember way back last weekend cilla4progress Oct 2016 #5
Nah, this looks like a Ukranian job from start to finish CajunBlazer Oct 2016 #10
That story made no sense then and it makes none now as if cstanleytech Oct 2016 #18
"Karma, it turns out, is a b̶i̶t̶c̶h̶ borscht." I find that to be true. anamandujano Oct 2016 #6
Borscht is a wonderful soup central scrutinizer Oct 2016 #16
That's how they used it in the title of the article. I like borscht too. anamandujano Oct 2016 #20
The big difference being Putin controls the narrative and the press. n/t SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2016 #8
This is a great start, but they need to keep digging. TonyPDX Oct 2016 #11
Trumpski's buddy Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2016 #12
It's a bromance! CajunBlazer Oct 2016 #13
After Hillary takes office can the FCC please pull the plug on RT here in the US? maryellen99 Oct 2016 #15
No, she probably cannot do anything about them as the first amendment is cstanleytech Oct 2016 #22
Very much related! Cha Oct 2016 #17
And it should be a paid holiday... awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #21
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