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There Will Be Tainted Lulz: Bitcoins, Wallets, and Media Manipulation Through Laziness and Reading Comprehension

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Screenshot from 2016-08-24 12-19-19

Lulz…

Last week I wrote a post about “maybe” seeing some fuckery going on with regard to the ShadowBrokers bitcoin transactions and the Silk Road wallet (seized) which was lulzy. The lulz though went fucking PLAID over the weekend as people started to take a tweet from @steveD3 and other posts on Reddit and the like about my post which then culminated in ZDNet writing a piece that even went FURTHER on the supposition that I had placed on my blog!

EPIC LULZ.

Now, as time went on people *cough Wesley McGrew cough* countering the story vociferously. Seems some people did not really read the post very carefully and just assumed that I was definitively saying in the white-paper lofty academic setting that is my blog, that “ERMEGERD THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH!” when in reality I had said “if I am reading this right” that the wallet in question had some bitcoins in common and maybe connected to the fractions of coins going to the shadowrboker wallet. I also went on to describe how if I were the government I would be trolling them to see what they would do as well as poison the well so to speak if in fact the auction was really a part of the overall scheme regarding the NSA dump.

As the blog post hit over 30k hits and then the news media started in on it I sat back and began to ponder all of this. Just how easy it was to let this ride and watch as the Twitter verse took a tweet link, did not read the post, and then passed it on as truth. Suddenly I felt like Comrade Putin and I had my own army of trolls out there able to shape the media story with a single blog post.

… and I liked it… I am so dirty now.

The schadenfruede of watching it all was like a drug. It also started to dawn on me that we are all just fucked. Look at what happened! Look at the detractors mis-reading the post and then responding, as many do, that “SOME RANDO BLOG ON THE INTERNET IS WRONG!!!” and knee jerk reacting. On the other hand the complacency and lackadaisical investigatory action on the part of some media types as well was astonishing. However, my contention still stands that there be some fuckery going on here with those wallet transactions by the looks of it and that the likely candidate would be the government, the same government that would have access to cutout accounts that have had transactions in the past in places like Silk Road. Government accounts for agents and government purposes.

 

Screenshot from 2016-08-24 12-19-19Center is ShadowBrokers note the Astley’s

So Who Are These Astley Loving Bitcoin Owners?

So above is the Maltego map I fleshed out further as the world burned over my last post. As you can see I made it all neat-n-shit with icons now. You can clearly see that the wallet in question with the silk road logo did not send anything directly to ShadowBrokers, and this is something I was also alluding to with the cutouts. I can see how that account and ones like it could be used to send coins, like the others with the nifty Rick Astley icon! If you look carefully you can see that there are six “astley” accounts that rick rolled Shadow with 1337 Never Gonna Give You Up clues in the chains. Now, these accounts, according to Maltego, have done pretty much nothing else. One of them, sent funds to Silk Road or the wallet seized (one in the same unless, and I have not looked, the feds transfered from the old wallet to a new one to auction the coins and do transfers) …

Are you guys following me here or do I need more visual aids?

Screenshot from 2016-08-24 14-24-01Rick Rolling their way to 1337

Anywho… Where was I? Oh yeah, fuckery with bitcoin.

So yeah, these accounts as far as I can tell so far without going and spending way to many fucking hours on bitcoin.ifo or some such site, were created to purposely rick roll and fuck with the ShadowBrokers. Now, they may be fractions of bitcoins but I ask you, who the fuck has bitcoin money to burn here? Any of you out there? I certainly don’t and the way it was done, so tongue in cheek kinda reminds me of the audacity of TAO…

But anyway, back to facty kinds of things that lead to supposition and theories!

That the wallet does not directly send coins to Shadow is immaterial to my argument. My argument was that, once again, if I were the gubment I might fuck with this auction and see what happens. Maybe it isn’t them. Maybe it is just one guy out there, a bitcoin billionaire just having a lark! Maybe it is six guys who created independent wallets and then had an IRC session to create the master plan to fuck with Shadow and create the 1337 Astley attack!

Or maybe if you just occam this shit, the government, with assets at it’s disposal did some funny shit in an effort to chum the waters and fuck with them at the same time. Please people, think like an intelligence agency for a fucking second mmmkay?

It’s just a theory…

PSA: IT’S JUST A THEORY ON A BLOG ON THE INTERNETS WHERE PEOPLE ARE OFTEN WRONG!

Meanwhile Back At The Bitcoin Ranch…

But wait there’s more!!!

If you also look at the wallets that I have marked with the super cool “Invisible Man” logo, you can see how some of those were actually transfering money from wallet to wallet in sequence to then each post transactions to Shadow. Now what is that all about huh? More wallets acting together? As Velma would often say in Scooby Doo, JINKY’S! Something is going on there. I mean these are not just guys off the street putting down cash here in factions right? Are all those wallets owned by the same player? A group of players?

The mind reels… So yeah, there is shit going on as usual with nation state actors fucking with the internets. Go figure eh?

For the un-subtle out there this is all theory and supposition. This is not attribution. Wait.. Fuck, it is attribution! This is what we usually get for attribution! Best guess is ATTRIBUTION people! Once again, I guess you had to be there in the spook world to understand this premise.

Sorry.

The Derpstorm

Like I said above, I posted the story as a lark and went away. By Sunday the shit had exploded. People were reporting that direct connection between FBI, Bitcoin wallets, and ShadowBrokers! I never went to anyone with the story and attempted to report it as fact. Yet the media picked up on it (fucking reporters, no wonder I block them) and away the story went. Meanwhile butthurt people with nothing else to do started wailing and moaning about the wrongness of it all. I frankly think they need some remedial English lessons, but that is just the old Doc here speaking. Hundreds of comments came in on the blog and suddenly in parallel  a metric shit ton of people wanted in on my feed on twitter.

All of them just taking things on face value of a tweet really. 30K hits to the blog post itself, but how many people then understood what I was alluding to, how many took it at face value and did nothing else but believe? How many actually took the time to look further and see what was going on with the accounts and make a judgement themselves I wonder? For myself, I never stopped looking at this and surely upon reflection there were no direct transactions once I began to really dig a lot deeper but there were connections that could not be discounted. When you look at the whole picture you see connections that can lead you to the same conclusion, that bitcoins involved with the Silk Road, accounts thereof that interacted with Silk Road and the seized coins were in fact connected to the ShadowBrokers auction.

Mind. Blown.

What you all took from it and then made it into is all your own faults people. To those who just then went off to go off, and you know who you are, would you please fill out this form and send it to butthurt@shadowbrokers.tuatona.org Someone will get back to you with some salve.

The rest of ya, JESUS FUCK, take things with a grain of salt. I ain’t fucking Moses and this ain’t no stone tablets.

Dr. K.

PS! This internet of shit is not something that is peer reviewed. We are overestimating our importance on a daily basis. Cut it the fuck out.

 

Written by Krypt3ia

2016/08/24 at 19:55

Posted in BITCOIN, FUCKERY

This Ain’t Cowboy BeBop Ya Know…

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BITCOIN JESUS

Last week I read a story in Wired about the Bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver’s tribulations and his response to hacking and bitcoin theft. It seems that Roger’s old email account at Hotmail got pwn3d and the attacker then stole some of his bitcoins. Roger had correspondences with the miscreant online and tried to get his bitcoins back but to no avail. It seems that this ersatz hacker is quite the sociopath at heart.

Anyway, Roger got mad as all Jesus’ will do in front of the money lenders or the golden calf and decided to go on his own to find and punish these hackers. He invented his own bounty program! Yes, you heard that right kids. Roger is offering about 20K in bitcoins for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the hacker that took his bitcoins. He has had just enough! So the the nets he went and began posting his wanted posters online for a few cases. In his case though he has a particular foe that he is offering some information about to start all you cowboys off with.

savaged

Savaged is one of the alleged identities that Roger has had contact with and believes to be involved in the coin-napping case of his as well as perhaps the Satoshi Nakamoto email hack. Savaged though was the one talking to Roger as you can see in the above linked pastebin conversation on Skype so I went with this one to look into a bit more closely. I know what you are thinking there after that last statement.. You’re thinking I am fancying myself a cowboy right? Well, hey 20k is nothing to sneeze at but no, no I am not in the end and I will explain why down further in this post.

BOUNTY HEADS

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So Roger had a conversation with someone calling themselves “Savaged” it turns out that once you start the Google and Maltego Fu on this cat you start to see a pattern and it is one I have seen before. See Savaged is one of those Xbox gamer derpheads who started life teabagging his enemies in gameplay and then decided to move on to petty acts of pseudo hacking. What I mean by pseudo hacking is that they go and jack someone’s game ID’s to start by social engineering or password guessing. Once they have had their fill of that they move on to breaking into email accts like Hotmail.

If you ever get the chance to review all of these gamehead’s chats online don’t. Save yourselves because insanity will ensue after reading the completely grammatically incorrect and incoherent drivel out of these teens. It really causes brain damage and I had to stop myself after about a half an hour of looking. The upshot though is that in these conversations you get to peek into the semi private lives of teens on the internets. Part bravado, part ineptitude, and all Lord of the Flies. I just have to ask myself where are these kids parents?

Anyway, you can see lots and lots of their messing about in the following links:

Conversations and Histories:

http://www.wiztracker.net/en/videos/view/X8sDCcOXVVk

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nKfvNVZGzXUJ:www.xboxgamertag.com/search/Savaged/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

http://wilsons.com/dox.txt <—- NOTE: Derpy here is messing around and knows FAMEDGOD ya know, of the SONY DOS and Lizard crew fame? Yeah.. Derpy.

Alleged DOX:

http://pastebin.de/125559

http://pastebin.ru/201cAY9S

http://www.leakedin.com/tag/us-ssn/page/10/

http://pastebin.com/azbgWvBU

GAMERZ, JACKERZ, AND DERPHEADS

Finished hitting your head against the desk yet?…

So here’s my thing with these skidz.. They are an annoyance and not much more. Sure, someone jacked Rogers accts and then stole his bitcoins but it’s also kinda Roger’s fault for not securing those accts right? I mean 2FA now is easier to get but then again if it was a vuln in the validation process for lost passwords etc well that’s hotmail’s fault no matter what Apple says about iCloud’s hack right? *poke poke*

The upshot is that all these kids are just unmanageable fucktards who get away with all kinds of shit because they are “youthful offenders” and the cops are usually 5 steps behind the times in how the internets work. After dealing with them in the past and looking at this crew here I can give you a basic rundown of how the operate;

They do anything they want because they can. Mostly because they have Sociopathic behavior due to Disinhibition Syndrome

These kids just are pathological most of the time and it seems since like Joseph Campbell pointed out many years ago, we lack rights of passage that have meaning anymore as well as today’s parents seem to be disengaged. Of course I am no Cyber Psychiatrist *snerk* The reality is though that you can approach these kids reasonably and still get bitten, kinda like Roger does in that conversation linked above.

Until such time as the cops and the law catch up with the crimes being committed by these kids (SWAT-ing, jacking, petty online thefts) and put a stop to it they will just continue on and eventually move on to other more onerous crimes down the line as they get older and more tech savvy. This is my sad assessment of it all and for this and other reasons I will outline below I have decided to not be a Cowboy and try to collect a bounty on these bounty heads.

SEE YOU SPACE COWBOY

Roger, buddy, pal, give up on this pipe dream of bounties and maybe go for more a letter of marque instead. You are relying on cops who may not care and unless these crimes are federal you aren’t going to get much play from the law. Even if I or others were able to cobble together enough information to warrant a warrant for the FBI I seriously doubt they would move on anything and here’s why.

  • Attribution is hard
  • Proof is hard to get unless you seize their systems and PROVE hands on terminals
  • DOX just won’t cut it and that is about all you will have with cowboy’s out there… Well, unless they hack these guys and then you have a whole taint issue…

No Roger, I think if you really want action you are much better off going to the darknets and hiring yourself a leg breaker. Well, in this case really just a hand breaker. If you were to get the dox and feel assured that your target was in fact your target then just have their hands broken. No hands to type, no hacky hacky your shit right? I know some of you out there are like

“ERMEGERD! WHAT IS HE ADVOCATING!”

Well, it’s the truth right? I mean these little shit’s wont learn unless they are either incarcerated in jail, in a mental facility, or maybe, just maybe sitting in front of a keyboard with broken hands and wrists because they done fucked up. Now am I really saying that you Roger should hire some mechanic to whack these kids? Well, no, that would be bad of me. However, I think my point comes across pretty well in the farcical scenario right?

YOU AND YOUR BOUNTY PROGRAM WILL NOT WORK ROGER SO PLEASE LICK YOUR WOUNDS, SECURE YOUR SHIT, AND MOVE ON.

Simple enough?

K.

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2014/09/20 at 15:05