Tutorial: How To Fit +13,000 Terabytes of Data On A 15 Gigabyte USB Stick

Over the course of the last few months I have been neglecting my primary business site, so I figured I would write a brief article here today and combine it with my online tutorials series. Today’s article is simple, really, instructing internet users how easy it is to host and store massive amounts of data with even the simplest of technologies. Say for example you own a 15 GB USB stick, most people think that you can only hold 15 GB of data on it – right? However, as I will attempt to demonstrate, not only is this untrue, but given the right amount of knowledge and skill, you can actually host thousands of Terabytes worth of data on a simple 15 Gigabyte USB stick. In the remainder of this article, I will attempt to do my best to explain why you might as well look at a 15 GB data stick as home to potentially infinite amounts of data storage.

The perfect example of this phenomenon can be observed with WikileaksDeadman’s Switch” insurance file, which contains approximately 88 GB of data, but offered to the public in the form of a 110 KB torrent file download. For some perspective on this figure, you can fit 1,000,000 Kilobytes (KB) in 1 GB of data. So, if a 100 KB Torrent File essentially equals 88 GB of data storage, this means you can store approximately 13,200,000 GB of data on a 15 GB USB Stick – or 13,200 TB. Mind 💥 yet?

Download Wikileaks Encrypted Torrent File: https://file.wikileaks.org/torrent/2016-06-03_insurance.aes256.torrent

Proof of Concept:

100 KB Torrent File = 88 GB Storage

100 KB of Normal Storage Space x 10,000 KB = 1 GB of Storage Space

88 GB x 10,000 = 880,000 GB of Storage Space in a 1 GB Torrent File

1 TB of Data = 1,000 GB of Data

880,000 GB x 15 GB = 13,200,000 GB or 13,200 TB of Data Storage in 15 GB USB Stick

As the math is clear, you can see that it’s indeed possible to store well over 13,000 Terabytes of data on something as small as a 15 Gigabyte USB stick – the standard size available at most computer hardware stores, at least here in the US. As for how to compress a file into a torrent, this is also extremely simple given the right software. In fact, making a torrent file is literally as easy or takes up as much time/energy as creating a zip file. All you need to do is install a 3rd party torrenting program, some of which you can find below, then use the programs setting to upload and compress your file into a torrent. It’s literally as easy as clicking 3 buttons!

Sample Demo Using uTorrent:

While this may be somewhat of an extreme example, you can also dramatically free up storage space by combing all of your documents/files into a singular or multiple zip files – drastically freeing up vast amounts of storage space on your computer or USB stick. For the purposes of this article I did not do the exact math for zip files, as torrents far and away compress the greatest amount of data into the smallest of locations.

Lastly, most people tend to stay away from torrent files because they think they are “illegal,” but this is merely just a fallacy. You see, just as with anything else in life, torrent files are what you make of them. It just so happens because of their storage capacity, most people on the DarkNet use torrents as a means to easily transport large amounts of data – usually illegal or stolen. However, a torrent file itself is only as illegal as the information you put on it. Meaning that it is only illegal if you put illegal information on it. If you are simply using your own files from your computer or work, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Top Torrenting Applications:

BitTorrent: https://bittorrent.com/
uTorrent: https://www.utorrent.com/
qBitTorrent: https://www.qbittorrent.org/
BitComet: https://www.bitcomet.com/en/
Vuse: https://www.vuze.com/

Understanding The Mystery Surrounding Julian Assange’s Encrypted Torrent File

Over the course of the last few days I’ve been picking up on a lot of “chatter” surrounding a so-called “Deadman’s Switch” affiliated to Julian Assanges website and social platform. Before moving forward, for those of you whom do not know what this means, a deadman’s switch is a protection that hackers use to protect valuable information in the event of their deaths, arrests or disappearances. It works by encrypting a given set of data on a time switch. It’s simple really, if a code is not entered in before the time allotted expires, the encrypted data is automatically unlocked, decrypted and/or published online for the world to see. It is a sort of insurance that hackers employ to secure themselves and their persons.

To be honest, I first heard of this Thursday night – but essentially brushed it off as nothing more than nonsense. However, it wasn’t until last night that I came to understand Assange’s deadman’s switch is actually a real thing. If you need proof of this fact as I did, then go back and revisit a Wikileaks posting from June 3rd 2016 entitled “Protection for upcoming publications. TORRENT Wikileaks Insurance (88GB Encrypted).

Upon further investigation, it appears as though the torrent contains bits and pieces of information left out of previous leaks dating back to and including Chelsea Manning’s leaks from the US Army in 2010. Apparently, the now 88GB of data either contains information too sensitive to responsibly leak online, or compilations of random data that were never important enough to leak online in the first place – and theoretically everything in between. As no one but Assange knows for sure though, it’s anyones guess at this point – really.  However, considering that Assange has stated that he has seen information too dangerous for him to leak online in the past, including information implicating the Kremlin, I would be willing to bet the information contained within the torrent file is much more dangerous to the world than not. Consequentially, this would also explain why Assange has been holding the file over everyone’s head as insurance for so long.

With that established, no one knows for sure when the deadman’s switch will finally flip – but some are speculating that the decryption key could be posted online any day/minute now. For the time being, if you would like to own the encrypted data so that it may be unlocked whenever the time is necessary, you are invited to download the file below. Enjoy!

Download Wikileaks Encrypted Torrent File: https://file.wikileaks.org/torrent/2016-06-03_insurance.aes256.torrent

DDoSecrets Publishes “The Dark Side of The Kremlin,” Over 254 GB of Leaks Stolen from Kremlin Servers

One of the most common/re-occurring questions I keep getting asked from people is why doesn’t Russia get hacked like the rest of the world? How come we never hear of any hacks or leaks coming out of Russia like we do other countries? Well, the answer is rather simple – kind of.

First off is because Russia has much harder/stricter internet controls and/or regulations in place than most Western countries, especially the United States, and it is therefore much harder for outside countries to get into Russian network infrastructure than it is for Russia to get into theirs. For example, Russians can freely advertise here in the United States, essentially unrestricted, but it is almost impossible for me to reach Russian citizens with an advertisement from here in the US – at least it would cost me astronomically more to do so. Second is because, starting in 2016, the Russian Government abandoned Microsoft products, including Windows, essentially switching over to their own prototypes, literally running software, Operating Systems and machines that no one else in the world has or has even seen for that matter. Thirdly is the fact that if you ever get caught leaking sensitive material in Russia, about Russia, forget going to trial, you are probably just going to wind up being shot in the head and/or assassinated – something which is usually not the case in Western democracies, Jamal Khashoggi not withstanding.

Learn More | Russia’s Parliament Puts Forth New Initiative To Create Backup Infrastructure To Global World-Wide-Web: https://roguemedia.co/2018/12/16/russia-aims-to-create-backup-to-the-world-wide-web-create-its-own-national-internet-infrastructure/

With that established however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Russia’s systems are infallible either. For example, last Friday, January 25th 2019, a new publishing outlet formed in December 2018 going by the name of DDoSecrets published a new series of leaks entitled “The Dark Side of The Kremlin” – two massive data dumps comprising of greater than 258 Gigabytes of data stolen from various servers belonging to the Russian Government (Kremlin).

As was explained by DDoSecret co-founder Emma Best in an article with The Daily Beast, the first international news outlet to cover the leaks, the information stolen from Kremlin servers includes “stuff from politicians, journalists, bankers, folks in oligarch and religious circles, nationalists, separatists, terrorists operating in Ukraine.” They also contain “hundreds of thousands of emails, Skype and Facebook messages, along with lots of docs.

As was also explained by reporters at The Daily Beast, DDoSecrets has managed to compile “more than 200,000 emails into a spreadsheet for ease of searching.” Adding that “in all, its cache now contains 61 different leaks totaling 175 gigabytes, dwarfing, by quantity at least, Russia’s leaks against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign.” The collection also “includes files from Alexander Budberg, a Russian columnist married to Dmitry Medvedev’s press secretary; Kirill Frolov, vice-director of the Kremlin-backed Institute for CIS Countries; and Vladislav Surkov, a top aide to Vladimir Putin who was hacked by CyberHunta in October 2016,” in addition to much more. You are invited to learn more by browsing through the leaks/links provided below.

For those of you whom are unfamiliar how to navigate the DarkNet, the location where these files/archives were originally stored, member of Anonymous have done their best to backup and reload the torrent files via the ClearNet and AnonFiles.com so that anyone/everyone in the world can have access to the content. Over the course of the last week there has also been 3 leaks tied to the Kremlin and/or Russian-based email domains. Though there is not telling how old/antiquated the information may be, they consists of over 3,300 emails along with their login passwords – over 3,000 of which allegedly belonging to various members of the Russian Government/Legislature.

You can search all files and emails from all 5 of the leaks below. If you need to download Tor first, you can find a download link here: https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html

Original Publication (DarkNet): http://ddosecretspzwfy7.onion.to/data/asia/#russia

Search Through Entire Kremlin Email Archive: https://search.bivol.bg/kremlin/

File Download 1 (Darknet): http://ddosecretspzwfy7.onion.to/DarkSideoftheKremlin.torrent
File Download 1 (ClearNet): https://anonfile.com/CaPcYdrfbe/DarkSideoftheKremlin_torrent
File Download 1 Backup:

File Download 2 (DarkNet): http://ddosecretspzwfy7.onion.to/DarkSideoftheKremlin.csv.torrent
File Download 2 (ClearNet): https://anonfile.com/0aP2Y5r7b6/DarkSideoftheKremlin.csv_torrent
File Download 2 Backup:

Additional Russian Email – Password Dumps:

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