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Archive for January 29th, 2011

OH NOES! THE MACIP’s WEREN’T PROTECTED! I Told You, Th3j35t3r Told You, But Did You Listen? Noooo.

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The FBI has joined in the hunt for those who participated in the retaliation attacks against companies that cut off services to Wikileaks, executing more than 40 search warrants across the United States on Thursday, the bureau announced.

In what seem to be timed raids, British police arrested five men Thursday morning who allegedly participated in the Anonymous group’s denial of service attacks on Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and Amazon in mid-December. Anonymous was seeking to bring attention to — and punish — the financial-service companies’ decisions to prohibit donations to Wikileaks. Amazon was targeted after it kicked Wikileaks off its web-hosting service.


Right now, there are at least several thousand kids in underoo’s frantically shredding documents and trying to wipe hard drives because the Feds have finally put the hammer down on Anonymous’ little DDoS attacks on anyone and everyone they feel needs the attention. They thought they were immune, they were naïve…

“With Great Hubris, comes great repercussions” one might say.. Well, hell I just did huh?

The LOIC as I reported before (link to previous post) was and is a flawed tool. Its coding was such that it did nothing to even to attempt to hide the IP addresses of the users who were connecting to IRC and performing the DDoS. Now, partially I think there was a good bit of ineptitude in the programming, but, I would also say there was a greater bit of stupidity on the part of everyone involved in the blowback that they are seeing come to fruition with these search warrants being carried out.

The stupid, as I like to say as an noun, for it has its own power and life today, was immense and dense within the LOIC user base as well as the C&C of Anonymous for allowing it to be used by unsuspecting “skiddies” The Anonymous leaders, will not be fessing up so soon I think and making acts of contrition for those who are being popped for using LOIC and downing sites. For this, they are doubly damned in my book because they ostensibly know better and willfully let the kids out there take the fall for their desire of troops on the digital front line.

And… As tacticians, either you are geniuses or, you are just a bunch of #FAIL. I am not sure which it is really.

So, now the Feds have served 40 warrants. Do you think that your advice that I wrote about before of saying that the machines were infected with LOIC is going to play? Or do you maybe think that the gubment is just that dumb and will say “ok” and walk away? Or, do you see those skiddies all going to court, bankrupting their families, destroying their futures, and generally losing any hope of a normal life as just payment for playing the game?

I guess what I am getting at is this; Was this a calculated risk or were you all just dumbasses?

Now, let me posit another little tactical glitch in your plans.. What if, some of the 40 warrants were on people who actually know who you are? Or know someone who knows who you really are? I mean, you are all about being anonymous, but, you seem to have failed on that account lately a bit. So, do you think that these kids, parents sitting next to them in the “box” are not going to quickly roll on you or someone they know who knows you?

Lets put it this way.. You are thinking “shit, they don’t know me, they only know my MACIP or my Hotmail address!” *blink* So you think that you have been so super slick that you haven’t screwed up somewhere and tied your real identity to such things? Yeah, trust me, you fucked up and the Feds are going to find that chink in the armor. Its only a matter of time before I expect to see more headlines that read “Anonymous leaders arrested”

… And when that day comes, I am gonna chuckle and cluck my tongue at you all….

“The FBI also is reminding the public that facilitating or conducting a DDoS attack is illegal, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as well as exposing participants to significant civil liability,” the FBI said in a press release. The FBI did not announce any arrests in conjunction with the searches.

See that cutline above? Yeah, that one saying that the FBI reminds everyone that it’s a crime to DDoS? Yeah, they kinda mean it. So, just how long will it be til  the 40 are arrested and arraigned? I dunno, but I can assure you, the PC’s have all been red flagged for the DOJ Cybercrimes lab and are likely already DD’d and being picked through as I write this. Oh yeah, you guys are fucked, fucked with a capital F. I also suspect that there will be more warrants being served on some more skiddies as February rolls by, so keep your eyes on the news kids. You may be seeing them knocking at your door on TV like a bad Geraldo Rivera show, LIVE!

Meh, it all matters not to you now. You all feel self delusionally empowered that you are making a difference with the LOIC…

Say, did you drop that whole other product that Jokey sabotaged your source on? I would if I were you, but wait, you aren’t that bright.. I mean, you couldn’t even protect your source from Jokey… Oh and BTW Jokey, WELL PLAYED! Props to you there even with our differences.

Where was I? … Oh yeah, the delusions of grandeur thing. You know that you are not solely the reasons for the things happening in Egypt and Tunisia right? Sure, there is an element I think on this idea that is true, but, you are not the “reason” for the revolts going on. Nope, they have been a long time in coming and frankly, one begets another. Egyptians looked at Tunisia in the news cycle and thought “FUCK! I am tired of the shit here, lets go protest!” and they have.

Let me tell you the secret kiddies, it’s not Twitter here, its BBC, Al-Jazeera, and other news sources on the radio that has incited these revolutions. Not you… Sorry. You see, that has been the history of the whole thing all along. Why do you think that revolutionaries take over the radio and TV stations first huh? They take command of the media to let the word out and stop the other guy’s propaganda to put their own out.

Wipe that spittle from the corner of your mouth and get your head off the school desk son! PAY ATTENTION!

I guess history escapes the new digital facey-space TMZ, Youtube generation… Anyway, back to the point. You are not playing the game well Anonymous. You are burning your troops and in the end, you will all get to see each other in court soon enough. You, like Assange, have become all too full of yourselves to realize that you are screwing the pooch and you are too blind to see it.

Next time you want a revolution.. Plan the security better.. AND for God’s sake read a little Sun Tzu!

EDIT It seems that my Alma Mater is now involved with the LOIC MACIP’S One of the morons at Uconn got popped as one of the 40 raids!

Derp Derp DURRR


Written by Krypt3ia

2011/01/29 at 11:24

Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS: Muslima Jihad

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The would-be suicide bomber was planning to detonate a suicide belt bomb near Red Square, a plan that was foiled when her wireless carrier sent her an SMS while she was still at a safe house, setting off the bomb and killing her. The message reportedly wished her a Happy New Years, according to the report, which sourced the info from security forces in Russia. Cell phones are often used as makeshift detonators by terrorist and insurgent groups.

From Wired article by Ryan Single

Many times over the last few years I have seen plans for cellular phone detonators online and I know for a fact that they were a favorite of the jihadists in Iraq (Iranian trained) making all sorts of IED’s. Now it seems that they are becoming more popular with the AQAP and Chechen Jihadist movements. Of course cheap “burn” phones are a dime a dozen and often the plans for the IED’s involve not using the cell signal itself to detonate (as you always see in the movies) but instead, the timer function tied to the speaker/headset. They do this by simply connecting the speaker power wire to the detonator fuse and voila.

So, this time around they must have done the same thing, but with a working burn phone that was connected to a cell network. This may well just have been a rookie mistake or they did not have the wherewithal to get an old phone that would not connect to any network. I guess though, that they have learned from this and will just break the phone so that it cannot connect and get another “HAPPY NEW YEAR BOOM BOOM” message. Of course, this also could have been a backup method should the bomber decide that to be a shahid was just not in the cards at the last minute huh?

In any case, I would like to point out a fact that not many in the media are picking up on in this story. The interesting bit is that it was

a)      A Muslima

b)      She was likely Chechen

The Muslima shahid movement has been picking up speed since the attacks on the Moscow Opera House and the school raid in Beslan. The “Black Widows of Jihad” as some of the press actually caught on to but did not elaborate on any further, are a group thought to be comprised of about 36 women (KGB Assessment 2003) who are thought to have been abused by Russian troops and or lost loved ones to the Russian occupation of Chechnya. It is in fact known that both of the operations against the opera house and Beslan school were carried out by the “Black Widows”

Now, this is something that is not covered a lot in the press, the role of the Muslima and Jihad, never mind the shahid operations that they are taking on more often now. This is not just a Chechen thing either, they did start the trend back in 2002, but that has caught on more since then in the regular AQ propaganda. So much so, that the Muslima now have special sections in the jihadist boards online. Often these sections have whole areas on the role of the Muslim woman and their call to jihad. This has been trending for about a year now as I have seen on the boards and in fact, I believe had a large role to play with the stabbing committed by Roshonara Choudry against Stephen Timms of the UK Parliament. Of course one could make a connection to Afia Sadiqi too for that matter. Either way, the role of the Muslim woman taking on the role of Mujahideen is becoming more prevalent… Even in the jihobbyist area where we had Jihad Jane as well.

So, the net effect of all of this is that the profile of terrorism is changing. Not only is it the gender, but also the targeting. The targeting of course is changing and adapting as well to meet the needs of the terrorists to terrorize us all. You are starting to hear the term “Soft Target” more often again since 9/11 and places such as Red Square on New Years, or the Airport arrivals area in Moscow are such soft targets.

The meaning of “Soft Target” is that the targeted area or person has little security around it/them. The airport arrivals area was not perceived as a threat vector until now because AQ’s stated objectives have been to blow up planes and cause spectacular damage. Since 9/11 the world has collectively made airports more secure for those going on the plane. Not so much for those getting off, and meeting relatives. AQ has just adapted to keep attacking us with a thousand cuts. They sow fear in everyday places and cause the governments of the world to become more authoritarian and spend a lot more money to do so. This kinetic attack against the infrastructure also affects the financial state of countries.

They aim to bleed us dry… And they have said as much in Inspire Magazine with “Operation Hemorrhage”

So, I believe you can expect to see more of the Chechen style attacks in Russia, but you likely will be seeing more Muslima shahid operations in the other areas of the world too. As radicalization becomes more prevalent in the female sector, and AQ realizes the potential of such operations we will see a rise in women not only blowing themselves up, but also taking up the AK-47 and fighting on the front lines of Jihad.

We are also going to see an amping up of operations against soft targets like airport arrival areas, train stations/platforms, and anywhere else that people congregate to wait for something or do something as a group. Now, this is not to say that I think we need to have a pervasive security entity with us at every moment, but, instead that we must resign ourselves to this one fact;

The world is a dangerous place. It’s just that much more a dangerous place when you have zealot’s intent on wreaking terror upon the populace to further their own agendas.

We, the people, have to come to grips with that and deal with the government accordingly when they want to infringe on rights in the name of terror prevention.


Written by Krypt3ia

2011/01/29 at 11:11