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(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

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The Russia Connection: Paul Manafort

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Back when the Russian hacking revelations started around the DNC hack people started to ask questions about Trump’s connections to Russia. Personally for me one of the more spooky connections was in fact Paul Manafort. His connections to Russia come from his connections to Ukraine and Viktor F. Yanukovych. Of course I had heard about Manafort before he had become the campaign chairman for Trump so once he was installed I had to wonder about those ties to Ukraine and it’s leader, who fled to Russia because he is Putin”s boy. What flashed in my head though when this all started was the fact that some documents had come to light about Manafort’s access to monies by proxy of Yanukovych (and being paid about 12 million dollars for his services there) which as it turns out, once his (Yanukovych) files were searched a slush fund was found and the fact that Manafort had access to that slush fund as well.

Fast forward to today and now we have leaks talking about a “number” of Trump acolytes talking consistently with Russian intelligence officers and Manafort making the comment that “How should I know if they are Russian intelligence? it is not like they wear badges!” Well Paul, it seems that maybe you should just have assumed they all were because you were working for Yanukovych in Ukraine during the last days before he fled to Russia, an unstable place because Russian intelligence and the army have made it so. See, the whole point of Putin’s plan is to destabilize Ukraine and take it over. So yeah, you were surrounded by Russian officers man. So Manafort was there, working with the Putin puppet and he claims he had no knowledge of Russian intelligence being close to him… Right. Who knows what kompromat they have on you and since you were placed at the right hand of Trump for this election (until the heat came on over your ties) you were perfectly placed to run Trump and his minions as a de-facto case agent.

Then today I am trawling the Darknet, as is my wont, when I come across a tantalizing dump about you! On February 8th on a darknet site to be named later, Anon’s have given us a taste of their hacking of your daughter it seems. From the look of the data presented, they owned her phone and they owned some other SQL system with data as well. (pics below) In the dump there are allegations of someone using a mail.ru address and a mail.pravda@icloud email address sending messages to your daughter about your misdeeds in Ukraine. Allegations of monies being taken and things like that. I have looked at these and for what it’s worth these look to be potentially real, but there isn’t much else to go on than some screen captures and then there is the SQLi dbase. In the screen captures though, we can see your daughter responding to all the allegations on the iPhone and then we can see in the dbase dump phone numbers for her and others as well as an email address.

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I have withheld the images with the phone numbers in full for obvious reasons but to those who dumped this, I would like to see more if you have it that can prove that these are bona fide dumps. I also contacted someone who has hacked the Ukraine government in the past and asked if they had had any additional data in their dumps concerning Manafort and I am waiting on more. It would be interesting if more dox showed up connecting Manafort to the FSB in Ukraine huh?

Well I would be interested….

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2017/02/16 at 18:10

Posted in Uncategorized

A Psychological Thumbnail of Donald J Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Its Implications

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DSM-V Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

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As you may have noticed of late I have been pretty quiet here. Since the election I have been taking stock of what is happening and trying to assess what is yet to come and what courses of action might be appropriate. As they say, when you are quiet you can hear more, unfortunately in this environment of late the cacophony is 24/7 and now has so many ‘alternative facts’ it is hard to parse it out and keep one’s sanity. I have though pondered 45’s psychology because he has been giving us all quite the window into his psyche since his inauguration. Of course if you have been paying attention to Trump throughout the years you have seen glimpses of his disorder but one could just shrug that off because he was a celebrity and not the president. Now though, he is in the presidency and he has control of many levers of power.

With that in mind I would like to acquaint you all with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) from the clinical point of view and expand a little given what we all have seen unfolding in the media as he overreacts to those things that challenge his own reality of grandiosity. As you can see from above, the diagnostic keys for NPD align to much of what we have seen of Trump over the years but in particular highlighted recently with regard to his exceeding need to have the “largest ever” crowd at an inaugural. Let’s map his recent actions with the DSM shall we?

  • Identity: Excessive reference to others for self definition and self esteem regulation; exaggerated self appraisal may be inflated or deflated, or vacillate between extremes; emotional regulation mirrors fluctuations in self esteem
    • I have the best people
    • I have a great brain
    • I had the biggest turnout at an inaugural
    • The rain stopped and the sun shown down on me during the speech
    • The media is at war with me
    • The CIA is acting like the Nazi’s against me
    • His whole Twitter feed
    • The Spicer incident with Trump ordering him to have his first press conference to trumpet his own reality of exceptionally large crowds at the inaugural post the Women’s march
  • Self direction: Goal setting is based on gaining approval from others; personal standards are unreasonably high in order to see oneself as exceptional, or too low based on a sense of entitlement; often unaware of own motivations.
    • All of Trump’s products with his name on them proclaim to be the ‘best’ the gold standard
    • He is the son of a rich man who he sought to please but has always held the entitlement of being a “winner” per his fathers ideology of winners and losers
    • Gaining his fathers approval was key in his youth (being a winner)
    • As to motivations, he has vacillated on topics to garner attention in the media on many occasions then lies about being pro or anti anything even after the footage is produced
  • Empathy: Impaired ability to recognize or identify with the  feelings and needs of others; excessively attuned to reactions of others, but only if perceived as relevant to self; over or underestimate of own effect on others.
    • Mocking the disabled
    • Othering of lower classes
    • Reactions only when the attacks are against his own self worth or perception thereof (See debates “I’m like the smartest guy I know”)
  • Intimacy: Relationships largely superficial and exist to serve self esteem regulation; mutuality constrained by little genuine interest in others‟ experiences and predominance of a need for personal gain
    • Most telling, when asked who his friends were by a reporter he said “I don’t really have any”
    • All relationships therefore in light of that comment (which was then backstopped) are then for gain of some kind as perceived by Trump
  • Pathological personality traits in the following domain:
    1.Antagonism, characterized by:
    A. Grandiosity: Feelings of entitlement, either overt or covert; self centeredness; firmly holding to the belief that one is
    better than others; condescending toward others.
    B. Attention seeking: Excessive attempts to attract and be the focus of the attention of others; admiration seeking.
    C. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual‟s personality trait expression are relatively stable across time and consistent across situations.
    D. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual‟s personality trait expression are not better understood as normative for the individual‟s developmental stage or socio cultural environment
    E. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual‟s personality trait expression are not solely due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., severe head trauma)

    • See all indicators above
    • See arc of his personality over time in the media
    • He has no sense of the disorder whatsoever, in fact admitting such would only dimish his own portrait of esteem
    • We are not aware of drug abuse or trauma to the individual

You can see where he is lining up with the DMS-V categories and I could go on with citations but we don’t really need to do we? All of this should be rather apparent and become even more nauseatingly clear as we move along in his presidency. It is also of note that leaks have started to appear due to the president’s outbursts from his narcissism at his staff. He is already alienating staff and likely will continue to alienate others around him who must work with him as his narcissistic tendencies assert themselves against them.

Another narrative I would like to bring up is the whole kompromat against Trump and how the NPD plays in this milieu. If there is kompromat on Trump then it is likely to be the one thing that would really work against a sufferer of NPD. Imagine the amounts of schadenfreude Trump would have to deal with if such documented evidence were to be released? Particular to this vein of thought would not be the sexual foray’s, I should think that some part of Trump would rationalize this as is overt manliness and sexual prowess (if only sex acts with hookers, if it was in fact being urinated on, well, that is another bent that may lead to diminishing his self perception) and use it to self re-enforce his beliefs. The kompromat that would be most damaging to him would be financial and call into question the quality of his businesses and his products. Alternatively the evidence of bad business dealings, dirty deals, and most of all, Trumps not being his own man but being beholden to others (i.e. monies lent and lost etc) that would diminish his grandiosity and perception of his world.

In summation I would just like you all to have a look at the DSM-V on this and his pathology he has shown us all and will continue to as time goes on during his presidency. I would also like you all to consider this thumbnail as a core aspect of how you might resist against him. Mocking him seems to be the best tool to use to flummox him and cause a reaction, perhaps I should say over reaction really. Additionally, look at this in light of how other countries will react to him and maybe learn to use this model as well. The way I assess it, if he is mocked enough and in the right ways he will over-rotate and cause ripples around him. Those ripples will come back at him and cause him to react more, it is a feedback loop that may in fact lead to his presidency ending through impeachment.

Interesting thoughts…

Dr. K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2017/01/27 at 15:25

Posted in Psychiatry, Psychology

Prosecuting The Russian Cyber War: Beyond The Hyperbole

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This weekend my father actually asked me what I thought Big O was gonna do to respond to the hacking of our elections. He continued in the same breath to ask if we were going to take out Russia’s grid or something like that. My first thought was to say “Noooo” and to then explain to him how that might go all kinetic real quick like on us if we did. My response to him yesterday will be the genesis of this blog post today for you all. Since everyone seems all hot and bothered as to how we will respond and not giving Big O the benefit of the doubt that he actually reads the PDB’s and thinks about them, I will boil it all down to what I would do against Russia and Pooty to thread the needle and not cause an escalation.

First:

I would undertake the review on what exactly happened with the IW/DISINFO/PSYOP/Hack that took place for the election. This is important to not only understand what happened, but to understand just how much damage was done and what actions it took to set that into motion. From this you can assess the response level you need and in this case it has been rather speculative as to what really went down. This I also really point at the whole argument that the election machines in key states may or may not have had some supply chain tampering going on. So far I personally have seen no evidence that there was enough of an investigation to rule this out.

Second:

I would look at the capabilities we have and the intelligence we have collected on Putin. Intel such as a good psych profile and anything on his wealth/business structure. With both of these I would seek to discern what would hurt him personally, not so much the country. I would also use the psych profile to determine in red teaming out what his responses would be to certain scenarios. In essence I would perform a game scenario simulation to get the best results for us and start to build a plan(s) on those.

Third:

I would, knowing that this attack was personal for Pooty, and given his nature (much like Trumps really) I would perform the following actions;

  1. Attack his finances. All of the dirty ones first.
  2. Attack him with whatever kompromat we have (CIA/NSA) in the same leaks style that we saw from the elections (See news today about Tillerson for a cue)
  3. IF we have the assets in place both digital and “other” I would work to counter ongoing efforts in Germany and France as well as other places where we know he wants to do the same thing politically

These are the things I would do in parallel to assessing the damage to our forward capacities regarding the ShadowBrokers recent tease. IF all of those exploits on there are real, then all of them have been compromised and burned. Any operations that may have used those tools are burned and any future use of them has been burned. It is my opinion that the new events with the ersatz “Boceefus” account is just Pooty and the GRU saying “Try anything and you will fail” but that is only one dimensional thinking frankly. It is time to go beyond bits and bytes and also use HUMINT.

Just this guys take…

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2016/12/19 at 19:05

The 2016 Election Cycle: Information War

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Written by Krypt3ia

2016/12/14 at 15:15

Posted in 2016

Informatsionnaya Voyna

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As I write this the Twitter-sphere is on fire as the President Elect tweets that he does not believe the IC that the 2016 election cycle was tampered with by Russia (KGB and GRU) by Putin’s orders. Many people in the media and online are all up in arms over Turnip’s refusals and the hue and cry over how the IC should present what they have to Congress, the Electoral College members, and the people of the United States. I for one am sick of this back and forth armchair NATSEC bullshit. So here are my beefs in simple sentences for the simple minded…

If the IC says something happened then we should have an investigation.

Evidence from Crowdstrike on the DNC hack was enough for me to say we need a better investigation.

The fact that the RNC had nothing of merit dropped on them as DOX go to Wikileaks or elsewhere says volumes on direction of the attack.

Now that the IC is coming out of the shadows with allegations then the government should look at the voting machines forensically as well as other systems polling places use.

The hacking of the DNC was just ONE part of a LARGER action taken by the KGB and GRU and people should STOP just focusing on the DNC hack. It was an Informatsionnaya Yoyna operation!

People need to fucking STOP yammering about “why” Putin wanted to do this and his goals. His goals were to upset the apple cart here and IF he got a USEFUL IDIOT to control in the bargain even better!

Fake news is really PROPAGANDA just fucking call it what it is!

ALT-RIGHT = NEO-NAZIS

Fuck Turnip, stop listening to him at all. He is a pathological narcissist and NEEDS to feel that he is in control, he is wonderful, and he is LOVED by his minions.

FOCUS on how we are going to react to this! Do we allow this guy to be in the Whitehouse after we KNOW Russia played us?

We need to act or that dystopia everyone talks about will be fucking real!

Ok, now that I have that out of my system… Go read this NATO FM on Russian Information Warfare. You need to understand your enemy to react to them.

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2016/12/12 at 20:58

THE 2016 INFOSEC KRAMPUS LIST!

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“THE BUTT HURT IS REAL”

A Note from Krampus….

Well kids it has been one hell of a fucking year for Krampus and he is feeling pretty god damned angry so you all better gird your loins for a good nut-sacking! Last year Krampus managed to get all the butt-hurt en fuego because he posted raw data and made the community look at their own shit. This year he sourced the nominations to the Krampus INFOSEC star chamber (you all know who you are and why you are wearing the hoodies when you voted!) but the general sense was that the aphorism of “None of us is as bad as all of us” is quite appropriate. To that end, Krampus is still fucking pissed with all of you really. You all, as a ‘community’ suck and you should stop thinking you are all special rock star INFOSEC snowflakes.

All of you con whores need to stop.

All of you Rock Stars need to get a life.

If you only care about breaking shit… Well… Fuck you. Hug a blue teamer so they can stab you in the spleen.

I guess Krampus just wants to quote Shatner here:

You know, before I answer any more questions there’s something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters over the years, and I’ve spoken to many of you, and some of you have traveled… y’know… hundreds of miles to be here, I’d just like to say… GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it’s just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you’re dressed! You’ve turned an enjoyable little job, that I did as a lark for a few years, into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME!

Grow the fuck up!

Ok now that Krampus has that off his plate, on to the Krampus list 2016!

Gubment:

JESUS FUCKING FUCK! As if the government’s current approval rating of 17% overall wasn’t bad enough they still have not clue one how to secure shit! 2016 was a fuckfest of data loss and cyber fuckery! Take heart though kids… 2017 under Der Trumpler will be EVEN WORSE!

DEM’s:

HOLY FUCKING SHIT! could you guys please not have all your email and databases on systems secured by the local village idiot for a fucking change? What the fuck people? Watching all your email sprayed upon Wikileaks like so much CYBER JIZZ was enough for me to just pine for Putin’s shock troops to parachute in like in RED DAWN!

WOLVERINES!

GOP:

Allowing Putin’s re-constituted KGB do your cyber war dirty work was spectacular really but FUCK YOU.

OPM:

BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

YOU FUCKING OUTSOURCED YOUR TECH TO CHINA AND CHINA HACKED YOU!

BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

PS..

Dear China,

You now have Krampus’ SF-86 and YET he has not had an attempt by some SWALLOWS to turn me? WHAT THE FUCK? Come on!

Yours,

Krampus.

DHS

YOU are on the list because you sit there like a turkey in a rainstorm while all our CYBER shit goes to hell.

Krampus hates you with the force of a nuclear explosion.

NSA

Krampus first would like to say that he is often times just injecting shit into the stream to cause your SIGINT to be shitty.

Secondly, Krampus would like to say ENJOY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION UNSHACKLING AND PWNING ALL THE THINGS WHILE LISTENING TO US ALL ON THE COLLECTIVE CAN TAKING A GIANT SHIT!

THIRDLY, Krampus would like to say that your loss, carelessly, of those tools this year… JESUS FUCK! WHY NOT JUST PUT IT ALL ON THE DARKNET FOR BITCOIN HUH?

FBI: Director Comey

JIMMY! JIMMY BOY! what the ever loving fuck man? First your moaning over crypto then this whole thing with emails and fucking up elections? Extra flailing for you!

Individuals:

Jake Applebaum

JAKE,  your room in hell has been furnished and is ready to go. The giant drill dildo that has a perpetual spray of ghost pepper is Krampus’ idea and Lucifer approved. Ride it like you stole it you fucker.

ASSange

OH YOU NARCISSISTIC CYBER DOUCHE FUCKER! KRAMPUS HOPES THAT YOUR PSYCHE DEGRADES FURTHER AND FURTHER AS YOU WASTE AWAY IN YOUR LITTLE HOVEL. YOU FUCKING KBG ASSET.

Hillary

HILLY! HIL, HILLSTER! WHAT THE FUCK? You are a smart woman and yet you fuck up the most simple things around email?

Welp… There you go… Krampus hopes that your BLEACH BIT of your history goes better than your classified data mishandling and email fuckery!

TOILET SERVER FOR THE WIN! … OOPS.

Corporations:

UGH, Krampus hates you all really but a few of you stood out in your cyber shit speaking and douchery! Generally though, the business of security has only doubled and tripled down on the fuckery. If Krampus really cared he could have a whole screed but he is just too shagged out over the community anyway to give a proper fuck!

YAHOO

YOU FUCKING KNEW YOU WERE HACKED IN 2014 AND YOU DID WHAT?

OH YEAH,

FUCKING NOTHING!

Facebook (aka FaceCult)

ZUCK! ZUCKY! YOU PERFUMED PERSONAL INFORMATION PORNO VAMPIRE! NOW YOU ARE BREAKING INTO FAKE NEWS!

FUCKING STELLAR!

SHITBAG.

Symantec Buys Lifelock!

BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Guess it is one way to make money of your shitty product…

The Media:

Shitty Reporters (general)

Krampus saw and is still seeing some truly shitty reporting on the “cybers” out there. It is still playing out with reporters not talking to experts on a thing but then again it is the new age of there not being such a thing as facts so I guess fuck it all.

THIS douche really really really got shit wrong this year in the cyber. He is on Krampus’ list for some special treatment.

NEVER TAKE SHIT OUT OF CONTEXT OR LISTEN TO ANONYMOUS SOURCES SELLING YOU A SHITTY NARRATIVE WITHOUT LIKE DOING REPORTER SHIT AND VERIFYING THINGS YOU SHITSNACK.

Wikileaks

OH WIKILEAKS….

Krampus had hopes for you but he always knew that you would become nothing more than an arm of propaganda for whatever intelligence service decided to use you. WHO KNEW it would be Russia? Oh yeah, ASSange did because he is their boy!

Die in a fire you propagandist fuckwits.

Written by Krypt3ia

2016/12/05 at 14:08

So Why Doesn’t Tor Blog Really Show You How To Set Up A Hidden Site?

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I was recently fiddle farting around on the TOR blog and looking at the setup tutorials for a ‘Hidden Site’ on TOR. When I really dug down into the alleged tutorial though, there wasn’t a whole lot of help there for someone isn’t let’s say, a “Dark Cyber Wizard”, to set up a site inside the onion. Sure they tell you to download the TOR and then to do ‘things’ and magically you have a tor site!

*blank stare*

No TOR blog not really. Since the disappearance of Vidalia and your pimping of the TOR Browser only really, you seem to be neglecting adding to the complexity of the onion with, ya know, actual sites to look at in there. So to that end I thought I would just write up this quick and dirty for Ubuntu (I hear the hisses out there already from some) and give you some guidance on what to do after you get it running. I am using Ubuntu because FUCK YOU is why! So just deal with it.

Anyway…

Phase one: Install your web server

Step one: Install lighttpd

sudo apt-get install lighttpd (or NGINX or whatever you like really but lighttpd is what is recommended by TOR)

Step Two: Start the server

sudo /etc/init.d/lighttpd start

Step Three: Check it is up

Open browser and go to 127.0.0.1 and see if you see the default page. If that isn’t working I suggest you google some things about how lighttpd works

Phase Two: Install TOR and configure Hidden Site

Step One: Install TOR

sudo apt-get install tor

Step Two: Edit TORRC

sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc

UN-comment these two lines (in red) and of course change the port from 80 to something else if you want to.

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Step Three: Start TOR

sudo /etc/init.d/tor start

Step Four: Get the onion address

sudo nano /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname

Step Five: Copy the address in the file and close out.

If you have followed these steps then you “should” have a working TOR hidden site and that default page in lighttpd will be showing up in the onions. Now this mind you is just to get the shit installed and working right? I mean, there is much more to this hosting an onion site that concerns security. For that I suggest you all learn how to secure your Linux install, your lighttpd version and install, and of course the TOR itself. You are gonna have to keep up on the vulns for TOR and everything else to insure you aren’t just hanging your dick out there on the internet for everyone to slap right?

But this all leads me back to the question of why TOR blog does not simply just give you the means to install and use this product? Are you guys afraid of being liable for a naughty site to be out there? Are you guys instead all trying to be dark cyber wizards keeping secrets like some cyber dragon in their cyber cave?

Hmmmm????

It’s not that fucking hard but man you guys really make all kinds of stupid about it.

Ok kids! Go install and play!

K.

PS.. if all of this Linux stuff is too arcane for you… well..

GO FUCKING LEARN.

 

UPDATE!

Oh yeah, by the way, you should really run an OnionScan against your new site to see what may be leaking or insecure. Go do that now… If you have issues please get in touch with @OnionScan

Written by Krypt3ia

2016/11/29 at 19:53

Posted in RTFM