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    Trump administration hits Iranian hacker network with sanctions, indictments

    The Trump administration on Friday announced sanctions and criminal indictments against an Iranian hacker network it said was involved in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns” ever prosecuted by the United States, targeting hundreds of U.S. and foreign universities, as well as dozens of U.S. companies and government agencies, and the United Nations.


    None of the alleged hackers were direct employees of the Iranian government, but all worked at the behest of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, officials said. While not the first such punishments imposed on Iran for malicious cyber acts, the new measures address more extensive Iranian efforts than previously alleged.


    Nine of 10 named individuals were connected to the Mabna Institute, a Shiraz-based tech firm that the Justice Department alleged hacks on behalf of Iranian universities and the IRGC. The institute conducted “massive, coordinated intrusions” into the computer systems of at least 144 U.S. universities and 176 foreign universities in 21 countries, including Britain and Canada, officials said.

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    Keep them coming. Once the Russian meddling is fading off - and the spy highly likely either - the population (and the media) need something new and fresh to bicker about...

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    Unfortunately Klondyke is to stupid to realise that the four major threats to cybersecurity are Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

    And they're all very good at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Unfortunately Klondyke is to stupid to realise that the four major threats to cybersecurity are Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

    And they're all very good at it.
    And by some coinicdence those four countries just happen to be the ones the US demonises in every way possible for a variety of diverse reasons.
    This story is just another demonisation of one of them.
    Never demonise Israel's covert malicious mischief though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Unfortunately Klondyke is to stupid to realise that the four major threats to cybersecurity are Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

    And they're all very good at it.
    Not to forget some members of a forum in Thailand (please no names here)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    And by some coinicdence those four countries just happen to be the ones the US demonises in every way possible for a variety of diverse reasons.
    It's not a "coinicdence", and it's not a coincidence either.

    In Israel's case it's more about quality than quantity.

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    How exactly do you impose sanctions on a hacking network? Tell Mum to charge them more rent for the basement?

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    Well, there will be a few people and Co. employees that can't travel abroad anymore. "WANTED !"

    http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/doc...-hackers/2852/

    You just do what these people do best...you know....deny them their fundamental rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Unfortunately Klondyke is to stupid to realise that the four major threats to cybersecurity are Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

    And they're all very good at it.
    Apparently, the U.S. (Puritan) government is not very "good" at it, themselves, and innocently beyond any measure of reproach, whatsoever, eh? Just watching that pathetic show!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's not a "coinicdence", and it's not a coincidence either.

    In Israel's case it's more about quality than quantity.
    By coincidence, it must be the monthly Milk of Magnesia dosage time again, for the blissful, long-snouted, toothy predator of the forum, eh?
    Last edited by TuskegeeBen; 07-04-2018 at 08:55 PM.

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    And you wonder why most of the forum thinks you're a twat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Unfortunately Klondyke is to stupid to realise that the four major threats to cybersecurity are Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

    And they're all very good at it.
    It would seem that the NSA are even more of a threat to cyber security, by leaving themselves open to hacker attacks.

    Which then puts us all at risk, due to the hacking tools developed by the NSA

    NSA, the Shadow Brokers and Snowden: Inside the NSA hacking tools hack | WIRED UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And you wonder why most of the forum thinks you're a twat.

    Indeed, you're more akin to a trout, instead of, eh? Not bad strategy for a "twat", eh? See you next month. Ciao!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Listerman View Post
    It would seem that the NSA are even more of a threat to cyber security, by leaving themselves open to hacker attacks.

    Which then puts us all at risk, due to the hacking tools developed by the NSA

    NSA, the Shadow Brokers and Snowden: Inside the NSA hacking tools hack | WIRED UK
    Very true. Unintentionally a massive pain in the arse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And you wonder why most of the forum thinks you're a twat.


    No no that would be you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    No no that would be you.
    Says the idiot who leads the way with forum reds.

    Have another one you doddery old fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    an Iranian hacker network it said was involved
    I have read, which of course be fake news, that the use of a known problem on a certain companies equipment was the enabler. Rather than the skill or not of the programmers.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    the four major threats to cybersecurity
    I suspect buying equipment from a supplier that builds equipment with known "problems" is the No.1 threat. As some are aware, one can disguise internet traffic stats, to ones own propaganda use.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    I have read, which of course be fake news, that the use of a known problem on a certain companies equipment was the enabler. Rather than the skill or not of the programmers.
    What was that in, The Sun?

    I suspect buying equipment from a supplier that builds equipment with known "problems" is the No.1 threat.
    You are partially correct.

    It's why a lot of governments ban equipment from Huawei in sensitive installations.

    As some are aware, one can disguise internet traffic stats, to ones own propaganda use.
    But internet traffic stats are mostly useless, so perhaps you're reading the wrong propaganda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Says the idiot who leads the way with forum reds.

    Have another one you doddery old fool.

    Did i hurt your feelings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Did i hurt your feelings?
    ...Jesus heals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Did i hurt your feelings?
    Clearly no-one can hurt yours or your rep wouldn't look like a strawberry patch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Did i hurt your feelings?
    No worries about the Harry_The "Trout's" dignification reply opinions of you. Anyone who spends his entire life, posting on this platform, is (without doubt) a confirmed loser. Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    No worries about the Harry_The "Trout's" dignification reply opinions of you. Anyone who spends his entire life, posting on this platform, is (without doubt) a confirmed loser. Enjoy
    Back in your baby bouncer, junior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And you wonder why most of the forum thinks you're a twat
    We need a poll 'arry put one up or shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    We need a poll 'arry put one up or shut up.
    Has it really taken you three weeks to muster this flimsy post?

    FFS.

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