More Obama Govt Failure as Internet Attacks Continue Shut Down East Coast Access | Oct 2016

DNS provider Dyn hit by DDoS attack that takes out major sites

– Computerworld


“Twitter, GitHub, Etsy, Spotify, The New York Times and the Boston Globe were knocked offline

Some of the biggest names on the internet – including Twitter, GitHub, Etsy, Shopify, the New York Times and the Boston Globe, among many others – were temporarily knocked offline by a DDoS attack that targeted DNS provider Dyn early Friday morning.

DNS is the mechanism by which computers turn human-readable web addresses like into a numerical format that can be used to retrieve the actual web page. Dyn is a managed DNS provider – essentially, a phone book that computers use to correlate IP addresses to web page names.

Overloading the company’s services with a denial-of-service attack means that a lot of queries simply fail to resolve, so users get 404s and other errors instead of Twitter or Shopify. Dyn has posted a statement saying that the majority of the ill effects were felt in the Eastern U.S., and that the main impact is to its managed DNS customers in the area.

Network World’s own website was temporarily offline earlier this morning. There’s no word as yet about the perpetrators or motive for the DDoS attack.

Commenters on Reddit and HackerNews report being able to access some of the affected sites from the UK and Ireland, whether via VPN or otherwise. Other users on the western side of the Atlantic in Brazil reported outages similar to those on the U.S. east coast.”

….Continue reading @ Computerworld

The Obama adminstration has had years to address the problem of digital attacks on the national digital infrastructure. The Pentagon, NSA and White House have been attacked on his watch. Yet nothing has been done to harden the nation. More incompetence and ineptitude as the threat continues, yet our government does little to prevent them. Instead VP Joe Biden seven days ago, threatened Russia with a Cyber attack. Coincidence? /CJ

Department of Homeland Security launches urgent investigation as massive ongoing series of cyber attacks take down thousands of sites

– Daily Mail UK

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“A massive co-ordinated series of cyber attacks has forced hundreds of major websites from Amazon to Twitter offline across the globe.

The Department of Homeland Security launched an urgent investigation into the crash, amid claims it could be a precursor to an attempt to disrupt the US Presidential election.

Internet service company Dyn, which controls the ‘address book’ of the internet for dozens of major companies, said that it had suffered its first denial of service (DDoS) attack shortly after 6AM ET (11AM BST), in an attack that mostly affected the east coast of the US.

It confirmed a second attack at 1PM ET, which appeared to be centred on UK servers, and later said ‘several’ attacks were underway on servers across the globe, with the west coast being particularly badly hit.

The website Gizmodo said it had received reports of difficulty at sites for media outlets including CNN, The Guardian, Wired, HBO and People as well as the money transfer service PayPal.”

….Continue reading @ Daily Mail UK

What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage

 – Wired


FRIDAY MORNING IS prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites and services this morning and throughout the day, from Spotify and Reddit to the New York Times and even good ol’ For that, you can thank a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that took down a big chunk of the Internet for most of the Eastern seaboard.

This morning’s attack started around 7 am ET and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. Dyn reported a third wave of attacks a little after 4pm ET. In all cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers throughout the US—primarily on the East Coast but later on the opposite end of the country as well—was stopped by a flood of malicious requests disrupting the system. Still ongoing, the situation is a definite reminder of the fragility of the web, and the power of the forces that aim to disrupt it.”

….Continue reading @ Wired


Obama Tells CIA To Prepare For Cyber War With Russia

– ZeroHedge

In what is looking more and more like a season finale of the HBO series “House of Cards” with each passing day, the Obama administration is now literally threatening a cyber war with Russia over allegations it was behind the hacking of Clinton’s emails.  According to an exclusive NBC report, the Obama administration “is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action” (though it’s unclear how exactly it’s covert if Biden is announcing it to the world via an interview with Chuck Todd)  against Russia, in “retaliation for alleged” interference in the American presidential election, and has asked the CIA to draft plans for a “wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to harass and “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership.”

So now the Obama administration is overtly leveraging the full power of the United States to intimidate foreign governments, and most likely Julian Assange, in order to maintain control of the Executive Branch of the government.  Does anyone within the mainstream media see any problems with this?  Certainly Chuck Todd and NBC do not.  And notice that even the NBC article refers to “alleged” Russian interference because not a shred of evidence has been presented to prove that senior Russian officials were actually behind the hacking of Hillary’s emails…but who needs facts when you have a complicit media eager to advance whatever propaganda is necessary to maintain power?

Vice President Joe Biden told “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Friday that “we’re sending a message” to Putin and that “it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.”

When asked if the American public will know a message was sent, the vice president replied, “Hope not.”

…Continue reading @


Hillary Clinton Video Warning to the State Dept on Cyber Security

– Youtube

– Hillarious Hillary warns State Department employees to be vigilant in protecting government information against cyber thieves. You can’t make this stuff up. /CJ




From the Archives:

NSA website recovers from outage amid intrigue

– Politico  |  Aug 2016


“The National Security Agency’s website was offline for almost a full day until Tuesday evening, in an unexplained outage that began shortly after hackers claimed to have stolen a collection of the agency’s prized cyber weapons.

It’s unknown if the two events are connected.

POLITICO first noticed that the agency’s website wasn’t working at 10:54 p.m. Monday. It came back online around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The outage began a few hours after a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen cyber weapons from the Equation Group, a sophisticated hacking group suspected of being linked to the NSA. Some cybersecurity experts, as well as fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, suggested that the alleged thefts may be connected to the uproar over suspected Russian cyber spying on the Democratic Party — but no information has surfaced to link the two, or to connect the alleged thefts with the NSA website outage.

During the outage, the NSA homepage itself was accessible, but all links on the page led to “Service Unavailable” error pages, except for blog posts listed under the “What’s New” section. (Those may be hosted on another server.)

An NSA spokesman declined to comment on the record about the outage, as did a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. A spokesman for the Department of Defense, which also oversees the NSA, said he would look into the issue, but did not follow up with any information.

The White House referred POLITICO to the NSA.

An unnamed source told FedScoop that the outage was due to an ongoing “internal review.”

The Shadow Brokers’ claims to have stolen the Equation Group’s hacking tools had stirred much intrigue earlier Monday, especially when the Shadow Brokers said they were willing to sell them. The security firm Kaspersky has linked the Equation Group to digital intrusion techniques widely associated with the NSA.

Regardless of how the Shadow Brokers obtained the files — if in fact they’re real — the thieves have been holding onto their merchandise for a while, as POLITICO’s Morning Cybersecurity noted Tuesday. One of the leaked tools exploits a vulnerability from 2006.

Capital Alpha Security CEO Matt Tait hypothesized that the hackers acquired the files a long time ago and saved them for a future purpose. If so, he said, their recent unveiling — along with Monday’s release of a fresh batch of stolen Democratic documents — may be designed to hit back at the NSA for some behind-the-scenes action the agency took in response to the DNC hack.

Snowden also speculated about a connection, calling it “unprecedented” for anyone to publicize this kind of attack on the agency.

“Why did they do it? No one knows, but I suspect this is more diplomacy than intelligence, related to the escalation around the DNC hack,” Snowden wroteTuesday on Twitter. He added that “circumstantial evidence and conventional wisdom indicates Russian responsibility,” and said it may be an attempt to warn the NSA that the dispute “could get messy fast.”

…Continue reading @


Secret Code Found in Juniper’s Firewalls Shows Risk of Govt Internet Back Doors

– Wired  |  Dec 2015


ENCRYPTION BACKDOORS HAVE been a hot topic in the last few years—and the controversial issue got even hotter after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, when it dominated media headlines. It even came up during this week’s Republican presidential candidate debate. But despite all the attention focused on backdoors lately, no one noticed that someone had quietly installed backdoors three years ago in a core piece of networking equipment used to protect corporate and government systems around the world.

Two Backdoors

The first backdoor Juniper found would give an attacker administrative-level or root privileges over the firewalls—essentially the highest-level of access on a system—when accessing the firewalls remotely via SSH or telnet channels. “Exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to complete compromise of the affected system,” Juniper noted.

The second backdoor would effectively allow an attacker who has already intercepted VPN traffic passing through the Juniper firewalls to decrypt the traffic without knowing the decryption keys. Juniper said that it had no evidence that this vulnerability had been exploited, but also noted that, “There is no way to detect that this vulnerability was exploited.”

– This is very bad folks, very bad./CJ

Read more of the amazingly technical and detailed article by Kim Zetter @  Wired


Did Hillary Clinton Give Away Nuclear Secrets During the Debate? | Oct 2016

Hillary Reveals USA nuclear response time to Global audience

– Youtube

– Hillary may have breached national security by giving away nuclear response information during the final and third debate.

Was it a mistake? Was it induced due to medication, and it if was, does that excuse it? / CJ




– Liberty News


Following Wednesday’s presidential debate Pentagon officials found themselves completely dumbfounded as to why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would feel it appropriate to announce U.S. Special Access Program intel on national television.

According to sources within the Department of Defense speaking under anonymity, Clinton likely violated at least two Dept. of Defense SAP protocols during the debate by announcing on live televisionthe United States Government’s response time for a nuclear launch.

To the dismay of intelligence officials, the fact that this top secret information is now publicly known not only proves that Clinton is “unfit to be commander-in-chief,” but it also poses a direct threat to national security.

One high ranking intelligence official explained that any time frame calculated pertaining to a US nuclear launch “would have merely been an educated hypothesis, absent leaked documents and there have been no such breaches” prior to Clinton’s admission Wednesday.

According to Pentagon sources, the information Clinton disseminated publicly is Top Secret intelligence governed under the U.S. Special Access Program (SAP) which dictates safeguards and protocols for accessing and discussing highly classified and Top Secret intelligence. The specific details of the country’s nuclear response time discussed by Clinton, sources said, are only known by a handful of individuals outside top military brass…

“Targeting options by ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missiles), air or sea, launch order, launch procedures and response are some of the most secretly guarded tenets of national security and nuclear war policy,” a Pentagon source said. “It’s truly incredible that (nuclear) response time as part of an ERO (Emergency Response Option) is now out there in the public domain to our adversaries.”

U.S. Defense sources said according to developed U.S. counterintelligence, military officials in China, North Korea, Syria, Russia, Iran and even actors like ISIS had no previous definitive intelligence to determine the U.S. nuclear response time, especially during an ERO, prior to Clinton’s admission Wednesday night. Sources reluctantly acknowledged her calculations were accurate.”

….Continue reading @ Liberty News



Hillary Casually Gives Away Nuclear Secrets At Presidential Debate

– the Federalist Papers


“For someone who touts herself as the most prepared candidate for president in American history, Hillary Clinton sure does a lot of dumb things.

During the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night, there was a moment when Hillary began talking about nuclear weapons.

While you watch this, keep in mind that Hillary and the Leftists are suggesting that Donald Trump is too unstable – or dumb, or whatever – to be trusted with the nuclear codes:

“Here’s the deal,” Hillary tells Chris Wallace and the entire planet watching live, culled from The Daily Wire, “The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order it must be followed. There’s about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so.

So effectively, while calling out Trump for being “casual” about the use of nuclear weapons, Hillary Clinton literally told the entire world what our response time is to prepare for nuclear attack.

As IJR reports: “This four-minute figure may be “out there,” but it’s certainly alarming how casually Hillary Clinton talks about sensitive matters of national security.

“Almost as sloppy as hosting a private server without government security and transmitting classified and sensitive material via email.”

…Continue reading @ the Federalist Papers




‘WTF’ Moment at 3rd Presidential Debate: Hillary Gives Away Time it Takes for US Nuclear Response


Why is Hillary talking about the time it takes the U.S. to launch a nuclear strike against its enemies?

“It was a WTF (What the Frick) moment during the 3rd Presidential debate: That time Hillary Clinton talked about the amount of time it takes the U.S. to launch a nuclear strike against its enemies:

Sure, we get that you don’t like The Donald, and Democrats and some moderates are petrified that Trump will get his hands on the nuclear football, but you’re talking about the time it takes the US to launch a nuclear strike against its enemies.

The “four-minute warning” has a history going back to the Cold War and describes the approximate time it took for the Soviet Union (they were communists, and were bad) to launch nuclear weapons at Great Britain. That time is around what it would take Putin to launch nukes: two to four minutes. But the U.S. launch response time?”

….Continue reading more @ Independent Journal




– theGatewayPundit

Hillary Clinton has a history of skirting the law.
Laws are for the little people.

She’s been accused during sworn testimony of disrespecting security agents and putting them in danger.
She abandonded her “friend” Ambassador Chris Stevens and left him to the Islamists who slaughtered him in Benghazi.

Tonight during the final presidential debate Hillary Clinton leaked more national security secrets.
Hillary said it took four minutes between the nuclear order and nukes flying.”

….Continue reading @ theGatewayPundit

Voter Fraud: Hillary’s Campaign Director Says its OK for Illegals to Vote | Oct 2016

How did Hillary serve on Watergate Committee in 1974 if she Failed DC Bar Exam in 1973?

Voter Fraud: Hillary’s Campaign Director Says its OK for Illegals to Vote | Oct 2016

WIKILEAKS: Podesta Says It’s OK for Illegals to Vote With Driver’s License….

– theGatewayPundit



“In the latest Wikileaks Podesta documents John Podesta actually says it is OK for illegals to vote if they have a driver’s license.

Trump says the system is rigged.
Then we see this email the next day.

John Podesta:I think Teddy’s idea scratches the itch, is pretty safe and uncomplicated.
On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a drivers license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in Federal elections.

These people are criminals.


Almost half of California’s driver’s licenses went to illegal aliens last year.

12 states and the District of Columbia allow driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.”

….Continue reading @


Newt Gingrich on Veritas Videos: ‘Where’s the FBI?’

– PJ Media


“In the wake of the two bombshell Project Veritas videos that show Democratic operatives engaging in nefarious and possibly illegal campaign activities, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a pointed question:

“Where is the FBI, why is the FBI not investigating this?” he asked, “You have a deliberate, willful effort to foment violence, to break up a presidential campaign, [and] to intimidate voters.”

Gingrich joined Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday evening to discuss the undercover video tapes released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. The former speaker said that there needs to be an investigation into the Clinton campaign right now, because there is direct evidence linking one of the miscreants to the Clinton campaign: “We also now have actual checks cut by the campaign to one of the operatives,” Gingrich noted.

“I know [FBI Director Jim] Comey’s in the tank for Hillary but he has some obligation to enforce the law and the FBI should be opening up an investigation…right now,” Gingrich said.”

….Continue reading @ PJ Media

Illegal Alien Gangs Operating with Obama’s Open Borders – Feb 2016

Millie Weaver at Trump Ohio Rally as Crowd Shouts “Tell the Truth” at the Media | Oct 2016

Mainstream Media Publicly Shamed by 20,000 Americans

– Youtube  |  Millie Weaver

“Prior to commencement of a Donald Trump Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, approx. 20,000 people in attendance shamed the mainstream media as they entered the credentialed press area. Millie Weaver confronts them asking “how does it feels to be called out by thousands of Americans for lying and being corrupt?”

….See more @ Youtube