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Russian intelligence officers indicted for DNC hack

The Department of Justice announced Friday the indictment of 12 members of Russia’s GRU intelligence agency in relation to the 2016 breaches of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The grand jury indictment, which is part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, claimed the 12 intelligence officers were engaged in a “sustained effort” to hack into the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Clinton campaign. The DNC hack led to confidential emails becoming public via WikiLeaks, which negatively impacted the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party.

The grand jury indictment alleged the Russian intelligence officers, operating under the online personas “DCLeaks” and “Guccifer 2.0,” leaked information through another entity known as “Organization 1.” The indictment does not mention WikiLeaks by name.

The Justice Department claimed that in 2016, members of Unit 26165 in the Russian government’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) began spearphishing campaign officials and volunteers for Clinton’s presidential campaign; intelligence officers were able to steal usernames and passwords and use those credentials to obtain confidential emails and compromise other systems. The threat actors used similar techniques in the DNC hack as well as the breach of the DCCC’s network.

In addition, the Justice Department claimed Unit 26165, with members of the GRU’s Unit 74455, conspired to release the stolen emails and data in order to influence the election. According to the Department of Justice, Unit 74455 also “conspired to hack into the computers of state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and US companies that supplied software and other technology related to the administration of elections to steal voter data stored on those computers.”

The indictment accused the following individuals of being part of Unit 26165 and Unit 74455, and engaging in the DNC hack and other malicious activity: Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, Boris Alekseyevich Antonov, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev,  Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev, Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek, Pavel Vyacheslavovich Yershov, Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkin and Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev.

The 12 GRU officers are accused of 11 criminal counts, including criminal conspiracy against the United States “through cyber operations by the GRU that involved the staged release of stolen documents for the purpose of interfering with the 2016 president election”; aggravated identity theft; conspiracy to launder money; and criminal conspiracy for attempting to hack into certain state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and vendors of U.S. election equipment and software.

The Justice Department emphasized there is “no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the vote count or changed the outcome of the 2016 election,” and no allegation that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged criminal activity.

For Sale – Lots of Hard Drives, Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Docks & an Apple Wireless Keyboard!

I went a bit crazy on Black Friday buying things and then finding something better/more suitable… I have an option to return them but am happy to offer them to folks at the Black Friday prices I paid. I’ve listed the prices I paid and then the current Amazon prices in brackets for reference. As such, please no silly offers as I can get the full amount back!

Everything is brand new, boxed and sealed apart from one of the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 docks which has been used for about 3 hours before realising it was unnecessary as an external hard drive did everything required!

Seagate 12TB Ironwolf Internal/NAS Hard Drive – £350 (£399)

WD Elements 3TB USB External Hard Drive – £77 (£109)

WD Elements 4TB USB External Hard Drive – £90 (£109)

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Blue USB External Hard Drive – £115 (£141)

WD MyBook 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive – £177 (£204)

SanDisk SSD Plus 480Gb SSD – £110 (£125)

Crucial MX300 275Gb SSD – £73 (£79)

2 x Crucial MX300 1050Gb (1TB) SSD – £205 (£250)

2 x Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock – £200 opened, £225 Brand New (£300) This was bought from Apple so not Amazon priced…

Apple Magic Keyboard – Used but I still have the box, it’s the original Magic one so requires batteries. I’ve used it at home as part of my Media Centre for a couple of years but no longer need it. £50

I can post photos if required but hopefully my trader rating vouches for me and saves me the effort!!!

Cheers

Price and currency: Various
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Payment method: PPG
Location: Bromsgrove
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Lots of Hard Drives, Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Docks & an Apple Wireless Keyboard!

I went a bit crazy on Black Friday buying things and then finding something better/more suitable… I have an option to return them but am happy to offer them to folks at the Black Friday prices I paid. I’ve listed the prices I paid and then the current Amazon prices in brackets for reference. As such, please no silly offers as I can get the full amount back!

Everything is brand new, boxed and sealed apart from one of the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 docks which has been used for about 3 hours before realising it was unnecessary as an external hard drive did everything required!

Seagate 12TB Ironwolf Internal/NAS Hard Drive – £350 (£399)

WD Elements 3TB USB External Hard Drive – £77 (£109)

WD Elements 4TB USB External Hard Drive – £90 (£109)

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Blue USB External Hard Drive – £115 (£141)

WD MyBook 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive – £177 (£204)

SanDisk SSD Plus 480Gb SSD – £110 (£125)

Crucial MX300 275Gb SSD – £73 (£79)

2 x Crucial MX300 1050Gb (1TB) SSD – £205 (£250)

2 x Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock – £200 opened, £225 Brand New (£300) This was bought from Apple so not Amazon priced…

Apple Magic Keyboard – Used but I still have the box, it’s the original Magic one so requires batteries. I’ve used it at home as part of my Media Centre for a couple of years but no longer need it. £50

I can post photos if required but hopefully my trader rating vouches for me and saves me the effort!!!

Cheers

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG
Location: Bromsgrove
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Lots of Hard Drives, Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Docks & an Apple Wireless Keyboard!

I went a bit crazy on Black Friday buying things and then finding something better/more suitable… I have an option to return them but am happy to offer them to folks at the Black Friday prices I paid. I’ve listed the prices I paid and then the current Amazon prices in brackets for reference. As such, please no silly offers as I can get the full amount back!

Everything is brand new, boxed and sealed apart from one of the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 docks which has been used for about 3 hours before realising it was unnecessary as an external hard drive did everything required!

Seagate 12TB Ironwolf Internal/NAS Hard Drive – £350 (£399)

WD Elements 3TB USB External Hard Drive – £77 (£109)

WD Elements 4TB USB External Hard Drive – £90 (£109)

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Blue USB External Hard Drive – £115 (£141)

WD MyBook 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive – £177 (£204)

SanDisk SSD Plus 480Gb SSD – £110 (£125)

Crucial MX300 275Gb SSD – £73 (£79)

2 x Crucial MX300 1050Gb (1TB) SSD – £205 (£250)

2 x Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock – £200 opened, £225 Brand New (£300) This was bought from Apple so not Amazon priced…

Apple Magic Keyboard – Used but I still have the box, it’s the original Magic one so requires batteries. I’ve used it at home as part of my Media Centre for a couple of years but no longer need it. £50

I can post photos if required but hopefully my trader rating vouches for me and saves me the effort!!!

Cheers

Price and currency: Various
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Payment method: PPG
Location: Bromsgrove
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – HP 15-bw089na – AMD A12, 8GB RAM – 256GB SSD – AMD Radeon 530 2GB Graphics, 15.6″ Full HD

Purchased from John Lewis online on black friday for my partner.

We also purchased a dell laptop on one of there doorbuster deals.

We have had both delivered now and she has decided on the dell.

Thought I would offer it on here before sending it back.

It’s brand new in the box, never opened.

It’s this one : Buy HP 15-bw089na Laptop, AMD A12, 8GB RAM, 256GB, AMD Radeon 530 2GB Graphics, 15.6″ Full HD, Natural Silver | John Lewis

Price paid was £480, charging £10 to cover packing and postal fees via UPS.

Comes with 2 year guarantee which I’m happy to help with down the line if any problems arise.

Been a member for many years so no problems there.

Price and currency: 490
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Payment method: PPG/BT
Location: Suffolk
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For Sale – HP 15-bw089na – AMD A12, 8GB RAM – 256GB SSD – AMD Radeon 530 2GB Graphics, 15.6″ Full HD

Purchased from John Lewis online on black friday for my partner.

We also purchased a dell laptop on one of there doorbuster deals.

We have had both delivered now and she has decided on the dell.

Thought I would offer it on here before sending it back.

It’s brand new in the box, never opened.

It’s this one : Buy HP 15-bw089na Laptop, AMD A12, 8GB RAM, 256GB, AMD Radeon 530 2GB Graphics, 15.6″ Full HD, Natural Silver | John Lewis

Price paid was £480, charging £10 to cover packing and postal fees via UPS.

Comes with 2 year guarantee which I’m happy to help with down the line if any problems arise.

Been a member for many years so no problems there.

Price and currency: 490
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG/BT
Location: Suffolk
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Ex-NSA employee pleads guilty to removing classified data

An ex-NSA employee pleaded guilty Friday to illegally removing classified government data from the agency and storing it at his home over a period of five years.

Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, pleaded guilty to the charge of willful retention of national defense information in connection with a major NSA leak. As an NSA employee, Pho worked in the agency’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) from 2006 to 2016. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, he had “various security clearances” and worked on “highly classified, specialized projects” for TAO, which is the agency’s hacking and cyber-intelligence unit.

Anonymous government officials in several news outlets claim Pho is the NSA employee who reportedly brought home classified materials and hacking tools from the agency in 2015, which were then stolen by state-sponsored Russian hackers. The news reports also claim Pho’s computer had Kaspersky Lab antivirus software on it, which government officials had previously claimed was used by Russian hackers to search for U.S. government data.

Last month Kaspersky admitted that it uploaded classified government materials along with Equation Group malware from a user’s system in 2014 following routine antivirus scans that were initially set off by an active backdoor Trojan on the computer. The company said it deleted the uploaded government data, which included classified materials, after CEO Eugene Kaspersky was informed of the situation.

The court documents and DoJ statement do not mention Kaspersky, nor do they reference any third-party intrusion or hack of Pho’s home computer.

The New York Times reported that anonymous government officials said Pho took the classified data home so he could rewrite his resume. However, according the Justice Department, Pho removed and retained U.S. government documents starting in 2010 through March of 2015.

The plea agreement is dated Oct. 11, which is about a week after The Wall Street Journal first reported an NSA leak that had exposed government data to Russia hackers. It’s unclear when Pho was arrested and when his tenure with the TAO group came to an end. According to the information against Pho, he was first charged in March of 2015. However, the plea agreement says Pho was an NSA employee “continuing through in or about 2016.”

Pho is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. 

Wanted – GPU, ideally 980Ti or similar + CPU, mainboard and RAM – i5 / i7 Haswell or higher

Hi all!

I had no luck sourcing the hardware I was looking for over Black Friday (like an idiot I thought there may have been some drops on Coffee Lake but no good).

I’ve since realised that what with Ryzen 2 out early next year, and Coffee Lake probably going to drop in price once supplies improve, I’ll do what I normally do and aim a couple of generations before, because I’m too impatient to wait that long, and I reckon older hardware will depreciate less.

I’m on i5 2500K @ 4.2GHz with a 780Ti at the moment, and want to feel a *significant* improvement @ 1440p since my main monitor is that resolution.

I looked at Ryzen (which has been at good prices) but I’ve been stung by being an ‘early adopter’ on AMD / ATI stuff before, and while I know it’s been out for a while, I’m still holding off until clock-speeds improve, and ideally any niggles are worked out.

So – anyone got anything? I’d prefer K series Intel chips with overclocking friendly (Z series) motherboards. For graphics 980Ti seems like it’ll give me the performance uplift I need without paying 1070 prices – I did own a highly overclocked 980 (non-Ti) in the past and to be honest didn’t feel it was a big enough jump up from 780.

Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

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Wanted – 1060 6GB

Let down by black Friday sales I am looking for a 1060 6GB.

Have seen some go on here between £150-200 so looking for around the same depending on model.

Must have receipt and warranty.

PPG or bank transfer is fine.

Location: Colchester

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Wanted – GPU, ideally 980Ti or similar + CPU, mainboard and RAM – i5 / i7 Haswell or higher

Hi all!

I had no luck sourcing the hardware I was looking for over Black Friday (like an idiot I thought there may have been some drops on Coffee Lake but no good).

I’ve since realised that what with Ryzen 2 out early next year, and Coffee Lake probably going to drop in price once supplies improve, I’ll do what I normally do and aim a couple of generations before, because I’m too impatient to wait that long, and I reckon older hardware will depreciate less.

I’m on i5 2500K @ 4.2GHz with a 780Ti at the moment, and want to feel a *significant* improvement @ 1440p since my main monitor is that resolution.

I looked at Ryzen (which has been at good prices) but I’ve been stung by being an ‘early adopter’ on AMD / ATI stuff before, and while I know it’s been out for a while, I’m still holding off until clock-speeds improve, and ideally any niggles are worked out.

So – anyone got anything? I’d prefer K series Intel chips with overclocking friendly (Z series) motherboards. For graphics 980Ti seems like it’ll give me the performance uplift I need without paying 1070 prices – I did own a highly overclocked 980 (non-Ti) in the past and to be honest didn’t feel it was a big enough jump up from 780.

Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

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