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/

Jeremy Hammond Held In Contempt of Court, Joins Chelsea Manning In Protest for Assange

Eastern District of Virginia – Imprisoned Anarchist hacker Jeremy Hammond was ruled in contempt of court today by U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga for refusing to testify in front of a federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA).

Hammond was recently transferred from the Federal Correctional Institution in Memphis, Tennessee to the EDVA. Due to the secrecy of jury proceedings, it is unknown what the federal grand jury is investigating or why they are seeking testimony from Hammond.

At the same time, informed observers widely suspect this is the same grand jury investigating WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, and its previous sources. Judge Trenga, who ruled on today’s court hearings, has also presided over the grand jury proceedings of Chelsea Manning, a different WikiLeaks source, also held in contempt for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury. Manning continues to be detained for refusing to testify.

Being held in contempt for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury is not a criminal charge. As noted by a previous Unicorn Riot report, typically grand juries are used to investigate crimes, sit for approximately eighteen months on the findings, and then recommend charges which are filed under seal.

Hammond pleaded guilty in 2013 to hacking a defense contractor named Stratfor as part of the Anonymous-linked hacking crew known as LulzSec. It is unclear what, if anything, the EDVA federal grand jury is investigating but based on his Anarchist principles Hammond has refused to testify in any capacity. Attorneys for Hammond have attempted to raise to Judge Trenga that Hammond would not testify and holding him in contempt would not compel his testimony.

It is a common defense strategy in grand jury resistance, known as Grumbles motion, to raise that holding a grand jury resistor any further will not compel their testimony. Previous resistors have been held for over 250 days. Judge Trenga dismissed that motion in his ruling earlier today. In a statement uploaded to the internet, his solidarity network stated,

Given the secrecy of grand jury proceedings, we don’t know the nature or scope of the grand jury’s investigation. However, our assumption is that this is the same grand jury that Chelsea Manning is currently being incarcerated for refusing to testify before.” – Hammond Support Network

As noted by the solidarity network, Hammond was due for release in December of this year. Now he will be held in civil contempt, meaning his federal criminal sentence will be suspended, which may mean spending as long as an additional 18 months in jail for the contempt charge.

Hammond has already lost access to a federal program known as Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) which would have reduced his criminal sentence by 9 months.

A reporter for Unicorn Riot was asked present in the Courthouse and was removed by the bailiff because the proceedings were “sealed by the grand jury.” The bailiff briefly allowed in three federal agents stated that they were with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. After a brief conference with the Department of Justice lawyers present, the agents where also removed.

After an approximately 30 minute conference, Judge Trenga opened the court and rule to hold Hammond in civil contempt. The three FBI agents sat in on the court proceedings but did not speak. Judge Trenga stated, “On September 12th, Hammond appeared in front of the grand jury and refused to answer seven questions.” Judge Trenga also stated that today, Hammond was asked again to testify. “The grand jury convened today and Hammond has refused to testify in front of the grand jury.” Trenga also stated that “it is the basic obligation of a citizen to appear in front of a grand jury and testify.”

It is unclear how long the court will hold Hammond in contempt, only stated he will be confined until “such time he purges or the end of the life of the grand jury.” Practically speaking, this means the court could hold him for eighteen months, the length of the grand jury, or until he agrees to testify.

Following the Judge’s ruling, he asked for a sidebar with the four Department of Justice lawyers. During this time, the court projected white noise to prevent eavesdropping. Asked by the defense if the sidebar would be made available to the defense, Trenga responded “No.

[ Editorial Note: We have updated the statement on behalf of the Hammond Solidarity Network ] 


This article was originally published by Unicorn Riot on October 10th 2019. It was republished, with permission, under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US Creative Common License

Julian Assange Formally Charged With 18 Counts Under United States War-Time Espionage Act

Earlier today the United States Department of Justice made international headlines when it released a copy of a new indictment of Julian Assange, outlining 18 addittional charges against him under the Espionage Act of 1917. According to a statement from the DoJ accompanying the release, “Assange was complicit with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, in unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defense” – ultimately resulting in “in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.

Statement from DoJ Accompanying Indictment: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-charged-18-count-superseding-indictment?fbclid=IwAR09AGg1cbaYR9Tv5vtvVFfkOOqhrNljugx51tinxTt33B3AF2rgiKohpQk
Download Copy of Indictment: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1165556/download

However, in response to news of the charges, Wikileaks and The Courage Foundation released a joint statement reading

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Additionally, Wikileaks and The Courage Foundation drafted an open letter to Donald Trump imploring him to drop all charges against Julian Assange – citing 1st Amendment violations which will surely arise from this trail. Wikileaks has released a copy of the open letter to the public, and are asking for all members of the public to sign the letter and show their support for Assange. At the time of this article, May 23rd 2019, there have been a little over 5,200 signatures about 5 hours after the letter was posted online.

Sign Open Letter To President Trump: https://defend.wikileaks.org/openletter/

Lastly, as the man whom provided Lauri Love with a defense ultimately resulting in his extradition to the United States being denied, I firmly believe that Julian Assanges extradition will also be denied – especially in light of these charges. I say this because Julian Assange is an Australian citizen, whom allegedly carried out the crimes he is charged with in Europe. As such, Julian Assange was never at any point in time under any legal burden whatsoever to comply with United States based laws – that’s just not how the world works. As I jokingly pointed out on Twitter earlier today, Italy for example has no underage drinking laws – but the US does. Therefore, Assanges extradition under these charges would essentially be the equivalent of trying to extradite a 16 year old from Italy for under age drinking in Rome – but here in the United States. See what I mean? It’s just never going to happen, no matter how “Butthurt” the US Government is that their classified docs were stolen/published.

Copy of Full Indictment:

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Chelsea Manning Releases Op-Ed from Prison

Via the documents provided below, you can read the full letter presented by Chelsea Manning’s legal team to a Virginia Court room yesterday, May 6th 2019, detailing what she calls “torturous conditions and ‘abuse of the judicial system for political ends’” during her detainment for refusing to testify against Julian Assange. Honestly, there’s nothing more I can or want to add to this story, and rather than read a summary of it from myself, you are instead invited to read Chelsea Manning’s own words for yourself.

Download Op-Ed: https://roguemedia.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/vaed-1_19-dm-00003-29-1-1.pdf

Read 8 Page Op-Ed:

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Wikileaks Publishes Letter from US Justice Department Outlining Potentiality of Future Charges Under US Espionage Act

Earlier today, April 26th 2019, for the first time, Wikileaks published a letter sent to Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a Wikileaks spokesperson, from the US Department of Justice, outlining the US’s possible intent to charge Julian Assange under the US Espionage Act in the future. Dated March 7th 2019, the letter is significant for a number of reasons. First and foremost because it’s the first look any of us have gotten into the case the US Government will be attempting to make against Julian Assange and second, because it shows the true extent to which journalists can be persecuted for their alleged “crimes” – at least here in the United States of America, that is.

As specified in the letter, the US Department of Justice may one day soon attempt to charge Assange with “unauthorized receipt and dissemination of classified information,” for which there are theoretical charges of either death or life in prison. However, international law prohibits the UK’s extradition of Assange if he faces the death penalty, which is why US prosecutors are adamant he would only face life in prison. However, as the letter even specifies, Assange may merely be charged with these crimes at some point in the future if he’s unwilling to cooperate with US authorities. This is because, at least for the time being, Asange hasn’t been charged with them – yet. For this very reason, essentially, letter can also be thought of as nothing more than a scare tactic of sorts – which is why Assange’s legal team was unafraid to release the letter to the public here today.

Translated Copy of Letter:

United States Department of Justice
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern Judicial District of Virginia

Dana J. Boente
United States Attorney’s Office
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-3700
(703) 299-3980 (Fax)

March 7th, 2018

Subject: Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Dear attorney to Mr. Domscheit-Berg:

At the request of the United States, the German authorities have requested that your client be voluntarily questioned. This letter sets forth the terms under which your client would be heard about possible violations of United States federal criminal law regarding the unauthorized receipt and dissemination of classified information.

First, your client will answer all questions fully and truthfully and will provide all information, documents and records held or controlled by your client or to which your client has access and which are related to the subject of the interrogation.

Second, except as noted below, if the United States prosecutes your client, no statements or other information provided by you or your client during the course of the interrogation will be admissible in the government’s taking of evidence in court (case-in-chief) or in the imposition of penalties.

Third, the United States is permitted to reuse and pursue any investigative notices, statements or information that your client recommends or provides. Such derivative information may be used against your client at any time in the course of any criminal or civil proceedings. For example, if your client provides the information necessary to gain access to his electronic devices, this Agreement does not prohibit the disclosure of information obtained through a lawful search warrant on such devices.

Fourth, the United States may use such statements and information in cross-examination and rebuttal if your client appears as a witness at any stage of a civil or criminal proceeding and makes statements that differ from the statements or information provided by your client during the interrogation. In addition, the United States may use such statements and information to disprove further evidence offered or received or factual evaluations presented by or on behalf of your client that differ from the statements or information provided by your client during the interrogation.

Fifth, your client will be subject to prosecution for such violations, including, but not limited to, false testimony and obstruction of justice, if your client intentionally provides the government with false, misleading, or statements and information designed to obstruct justice. Any prosecution could be based on statements or information provided by your client during the interrogation, and the statements and information provided by your client during the interrogation could be used against your client.

Sixth, your client and the government agree that there will be no compromise negotiations or discussion of pleas at the interrogation session. However, should the hearing later be construed as a case of compromise or discussion of pleas, your client will wilfully and voluntarily waive any rights he may have under Federal Rules of Evidence 408 and 410 and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(f) that would not otherwise permit the use against your client of statements made during such negotiations or discussions.

Seventh, neither you nor your client will disclose the existence or manner of this Agreement to anyone other than your client’s family, without prior consultation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office or a court of competent jurisdiction.

Finally, the offer (proffer) to your client will be made in accordance with the agreements set forth herein. There are no promises, agreements or understandings between the parties other than those set forth in this Agreement and no amendments to this Agreement shall be effective unless signed in writing by the parties with the same formalities as in this Agreement.

If your client wishes to be heard under the conditions set out above, you and your client sign this letter as indicated below and return the original to me.

Yours sincerely

Tracy Doherty-McCormick
Acting United States Attorney

By:
Kellen S. Dwyer
Assistant United States Attorney

Download Original Copy of Letter: https://cdn.netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/2019/04/2018-03-07_US-DOJ-DDB.pdf

English Translation of Letter: https://netzpolitik.org/2019/wikileaks-the-us-is-indeed-investigating-assange-for-publishing-secret-information-doj-letter-suggests/#2018-03-07_US-DOJ-DDB-WikiLeaks-ENG

Copy of Original Letter:

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The Yemen Papers: Classified Military Documents from French MoD Published Online

Earlier this morning, April 15th 2019, a non-Governmental Organization (NGO) going by the name of Disclose released a small cache of classified military documents outlining the French Governments role in the Yemen Civil War and the tragedy currently unfolding there. Officially entitled “The Yemen Papers” and comprising of 15 pages of classified material, the leaked documents outline France’s role in providing weapons and munitions to Saudi Forces and the United Arab Emirates for use in Yemen, whom have then turned around and used these weapons in countless War Crimes in the country.

In addition to publishing the documents, which have been consolidated and reloaded through this site to be accessible/browse-able to the public, Disclose has also set up an interactive website called “Made-In-France” to give readers more perspective on the leaked documents and the circumstances surrounding them – including the documentation of War Crimes carried out in and around the country over the course of the last several years. Both the website and leaks are world class, so I have made accessing them easy – see the information directly below.

Made In France – Yemen Papers Release: https://made-in-france.disclose.ngo/en/chapter/yemen-papers

Download/Own Yemen Papers Docs: https://roguemedia.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Yemen-Papers.pdf

As was previously explained by Julian Assange in 2017, following the release of other classified documents known as The Yemen Files, “Yemen is of significant strategic interest as Yemen controls a narrow choke-point to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal through which 11% of the world’s petroleum passes each day. In addition, Yemen borders Saudi Arabia (to the north) and Oman (to the east) and has access to the Arabian Sea, through which another 20% of the world’s petroleum passes from the Strait of Hormuz (including the oil of Saudi Arabia and Iran). Saudi Arabia seeks to control a port in Yemen to avoid the potential constriction of its oil shipments by by Iran along the Strait of Hormuz or by countries which can control its other oil shipment path along the Red Sea.

Adding that “the Yemen Files offer documentary evidence of the US arming, training and funding of Yemeni forces in the years building up to the war. The documents reveal, among other things, procurement of many different weapon types: aircraft, vessels, vehicles, proposals for maritime border security control and Yemeni procurement of US biometric systems.” Similarly, the documents released today outline the true extent to which France has gone about arming different militant groups/factions currently fighting in the Yemen Civil War.

Learn More – The Yemen Files (11/25/2017): https://wikileaks.org/yemen-files/document/

Browse Yemen Papers Release 4/25/2019:

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As was also reported by Amnesty International earlier today,

“These leaked documents provide clear evidence that French military equipment supplied to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being widely used in the conflict in Yemen. Despite overwhelming evidence, Western arms supplied to the Saudi Arabia and UAE-led Coalition are being used to commit or facilitate possible war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen, states such as France have shamelessly flouted their international obligations by continuing to supply arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE in violation of the Arms Trade Treaty.

Amnesty International’s repeated calls on the French Ministry of Defence to be transparent about French arms transfers since the conflict began have fallen on deaf ears. The information made public today should spur the French government to immediately suspend all arms transfers that could be used by any of the warring parties in Yemen – once and for all.”

Amnesty International has previously published an investigative report entitled “When Arms Go Astray,” outlining the destruction caused by US and European weapons shipments into Yemen at the hands of UAE and Saudi forces.

Read Full Investigation – When Arms Go Astray: https://arms-uae.amnesty.org/en/

As Amnesty International is also quick to point out, more than a quarter of a million people have signed Amnesty International’s petition calling on their governments to immediately stop arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Sign The Petition Here: https://www.amnesty.fr/controle-des-armes/petitions/yemen-stop-aux-ventes-darmes-francaises

You can also learn more about the situation in Yemen and other international efforts to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE through the links/resources provided below.

Rogue Media Labs – Yemen Results: https://roguemedia.co/?s=Yemen&x=0&y=0

Learn More – Court Rules Criminal Complaint Against UK Parliament for Arming Saudi Arabia In Yemen Civil War Can Move Forward: https://roguemedia.co/2019/04/10/court-rules-criminal-complaint-against-uk-parliament-for-arming-saudi-arabia-in-yemen-civil-war-can-move-forward/

 

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

#FreeAssange: Attacks Against Ecuadorian Infrastructure Carry On Into The Weekend

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On April 12th 2019, in what would go on to become one of my most read articles in weeks, Rogue Media Labs documented a string of ongoing cyber attacks targeting the Government of Ecuador and Ecuadorian infrastructure worldwide. However, as it would turn out, these attacks weren’t just limited to the 11th and 12th, but have instead evolved into something greater – with even larger and more pronounced attacks occurring throughout the course of the weekend. The attacks themselves are now being carried out under the banners of “Operation Ecuador” (#OpEcuador) and “Operation Assange” (#OpAssange), with promises to continue the attacks well into the foreseeable future.

I’ve done my best to document most of them, but I am certain I did not catch them all. If you would like to learn more, you are invited to follow the operations hashtags on Twitter as they are featured above.

Learn More About Last Weeks Attacks: https://roguemedia.co/2019/04/12/hacktivists-team-up-to-hack-deface-leak-or-crash-39-ecuadorian-websites-within-first-24-hours-after-assanges-arrest/

https://twitter.com/AnonymousWrId/status/1116923487875207169

CYB3R C0V3N S3CURITY (@Cyb3rC0v3nSec):

Superior Educational Consultants: hxxp://caces.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Ecuadorian Consulate of Los Angels: hxxp://losangeles.consulado.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Ecuadorian Consulate of Chicago: hxxp://chicago.consulado.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Ecuadorian Embassy of Malaysia: hxxp://malasia.embajada.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Ecuadorian Consulate of Houston: hxxp://houston.consulado.gob.ec/ (Tango Downd)
Ecuadorian Embassy of Venezuela: hxxp://venezuela.embajada.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)

Iznaye Cyber Team (@Iznaye):

Secretary of Environment: hxxp://www.quitoambiente.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Ecuadorian Council of The Judiciary: hxxp://www.funcionjudicial.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Municipal GAD of Latacunga: hxxp://latacunga.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)
Colegio Jimirwin: hxxp://colegiojimirwin.edu.ec/ (Hacked)
Ombudsman of Ecuador: hxxp://consulta.dpe.gob.ec/ (Hacked/Leaked)
Universidad Técnica del Norte: hxxp://eduvirtual.utn.edu.ec/ (Hacked/Leaked)

Tapi Combat Educational Unit: hxxp://www.uecombatientesdetapi.edu.ec/
Data Leak: https://ghostbin.com/paste/osohr

Fiscomisional Educational Unit of San Jose: hxxp://www.calasanz-saraguro.edu.ec/
Data Leak: https://ghostbin.com/paste/qkofa

Educational University of Hispanic Americans: hxxp://www.institutohispanoamerica-riobamba.edu.ec/
Data Leak: https://ghostbin.com/paste/xsyv7

Municipal del Cantón Sucúa: hxxp://sucua.gob.ec/
Deface Mirror: http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/32335260?hz=1

Target: hxxp://www.bomberosvalencia.gob.ec/
BombersValencia Leak: http://cryptb.in/M3Cp14FR9q
Archive: http://archive.fo/6lmty

Target: hxxp://sageslaut.democrat/
Leak: http://cryptb.in/WaYCs784
Archive: http://archive.fo/uY2PC

Pryzraky (@Pryzraky):

Ecuadorian Embassy of The United Kingdom: hxxp://reinounido.embajada.gob.ec/ (Tango Down’d)

Ecuadorian Military Intelligence: hxxps://www.inteligencia.mil.ec/
Ecuadorian Internal Revenue Service: hxxp://descargas.sri.gob.ec/
Cooperative CREA: hxxp://virtual.crea.fin.ec:9192/
Infos/Vul: https://pastebin.com/raw/r5K4DFJM

Empresa Eléctrica Regional del Sur: hxxps://www.eerssa.gob.ec/
Database Leak: https://pastebin.com/raw/uiLZjraE

Anonymous:

Ecuadorian National Police: hxxp://policiaecuador.gob.ec/ (Deface)
Ecuadorian Embassy of Ukraine: hxxp://bce.fin.ec/ (Defaced)
Central Bank of Ecuador: hxxp://bce.fin.ec/ (Tango Down’d)

FBI Mail Servers: 153.31.160.5
CF-RAY: 4c751ebe4e98a875-CDG

Broadcast IP’s : 147.67.255.255 (Leaked)

Liceo Military: hxxp://liceonaval.mil.ec/ (Defaced)

Ecuadorian University Leaks: https://ghostbin.com/paste/wx8rh

Ecuador’s School of the Judicial Function: hxxps://escuela.funcionjudicial.gob.ec/
Data Leak: https://ghostbin.com/paste/r4by3
Leak Backup: https://pastebin.com/GHcbk12n

#OpEcuador Hit List: https://hastebin.com/yavudususu.rb

https://twitter.com/AnonymousWrId/status/1117148232315019271

And perhaps most importantly of all, I know it’s the burning question on everyone’s mind, but have no fears, Julian Assange’s cat is indeed safe!

US Department of Justice Releases Full Indictment of Julian Assange

This article will be short and sweet, straight to the point. I’m not exactly how it got lost in all of the commotion over the course of the last 24 hours, but the United States Department of Justice did release a full copy of their indictment against Julian Assange Thursday morning – April 11th 2019. According to their press release, Julian Assange is officially being charged with “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer.” More specifically, “the indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications.

Original 2010 US Army Leak: https://wardiaries.wikileaks.org/

Essentially, US Courts will attempt to argue that Manning was only influenced to continuing hacking/leaking classified documents upon the orders or encouragement of Assange – making him a co-conspirator in the act. If not this, then her actions were being deliberately dictated by Assange himself. Interestingly enough, the indictment seems to absent of any sexual abuse or harassment charges or allegations – such as were accidentally leaked to the public in November 2018.

View Full Press Release from DoJ: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/wikileaks-founder-charged-computer-hacking-conspiracy

Download Copy of Indictment: https://roguemedia.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/assange_indictment.pdf

Browse Indictment:

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Op-Ed: The Upcoming Trial of Julian Assange Is Much More Than A Court Case, It’s A Symbol of Our Time

I’m not exactly sure what it is I’m feeling today, but I fundamentally believe that humanity/society is on the verge of reaching a critical turning point in time/history – a time when we are all collectively going to have to decide if the internet is a tool for good or for bad? Perhaps it’s my past, perhaps it was the arrest of Julian Assange yesterday after 8 years of asylum, perhaps it was news that the President of Sudan resigned just weeks after the President of Algeria, perhaps its the result of all my coverage into “fake news” laws/regulations in countries such as France, China, Jordan, Iraq, Canada, Ethiopia and others, all while state run propagandists organizations like the Institute for State craft and Mossad receive millions/billions in taxpayer funding to do the same – or perhaps still maybe it’s a result of ACTA2 and Copyright reform protests around Europe.

I don’t know and I cant quite say for certain, but I can’t help but feel that humanity/society is on the cusp of something major right now – something revolutionary that will dictate all of our collective freedoms and futures. However, the questions I think we all need to ask ourselves is if we are on the right side of history? Are we all looking out for our own collective best interests/futures?

Anonymous African Operations:

3/07/2019 – Origin #OpAlgeria: https://roguemedia.co/2019/03/07/ahead-of-aprils-presidential-elections-international-hacktivists-launch-opalgeria-in-solidarity-with-the-people-of-algeria/
12/26/2018 – Origin #OpSudan: https://roguemedia.co/2018/12/26/government-of-sudan-shuts-down-national-internet-access-so-anonymous-shuts-down-the-government/

Institute for Statecraft Leaks:

All Coverage: https://roguemedia.co/?s=Institute+for+Statecraft&x=0&y=0
Round 7: https://roguemedia.co/2019/03/25/cyberguerrilla-releases-integrity-initiative-leaks-part-7-detailing-the-uks-use-of-international-espionage-unit-referred-to-as-the-expose-network/
Round 6: https://roguemedia.co/2019/02/09/anonymous-cyberguerrilla-releases-integrity-initiative-institute-for-statecraft-leaks-6/
Rounds 1 -5: https://roguemedia.co/2019/01/26/anonymous-cyberguerrilla-publish-integrity-initiative-leaks-part-5/

Censorship/Fake News Regulation 2019 & Beyond:

Ethiopia: https://roguemedia.co/2018/12/05/ethiopia-begins-drafting-new-hate-speech-laws-to-crack-down-on-fake-news-social-media/
Jordan: https://roguemedia.co/2018/11/07/jordan-weighs-implementation-of-new-cyber-crimes-laws/
Iraq: https://roguemedia.co/2019/03/02/iraqi-parliament-proposes-draconian-new-cybercrime-laws-designed-to-crackdown-on-political-religious-extremism-online/
Russia: https://roguemedia.co/2019/03/13/russian-parliament-moves-ahead-w-two-new-bills-designed-to-crack-down-on-fake-news-publications-civilian-dissidents/
Singapore: https://roguemedia.co/2019/04/04/joining-countries-from-around-the-world-singapore-officially-introduces-fake-news-bill-to-parliament/
Canada: https://roguemedia.co/2019/04/09/canadas-democratic-institutions-minister-proposes-new-laws-to-regulate-social-media-apps-prior-to-october-elections/

Unfortunately, I believe that whatever this answer is or may be ultimately boils down to politics and political opinion. It seems to have started with extremist liberals in 2015/2016, but has seemingly infected the entire world ever since. For as bizarre a phenomenon as it was, US liberals/globalists in support of Obama/Clinton in 2015 actually subscribed to the notion that everyone must feel, believe and think the same thing about everyone, everything and every issue – almost literally. The idea that anyone whom did not subscribe to their logic or ideologies should be banned, blacklisted, censored or ousted from society. In other words, “it takes a village” and in order for organized society to work there is no room for dissent, and we must all be working together, on the same page and headed in the same direction – right Hillary? In fact, this attempted homogenization of opinion/society is exactly what led to the rise of the alt-right and other conservative extremists over that same time period – one form of extremism resulting in another, symmetrically.

My Video – State of American Politics 2015/2016:

Believe it or not, I still see this same phenomenon today in the arrest of Julian Assange – only in a somewhat different context. I see it in the re-jailing of Chelsea Manning a week before that and the jailing of Reality Winner a few weeks before that. It’s in the in the Mueller investigations of 2017/2018 and the Comey investigations of 2015/2016 before that. What I’m talking about is the weaponizing of political opinion. The arrogant and self-centered notion that it’s not alright for anyone to disagree with your personal opinions, beliefs or political ideology, and that anyone bold enough to do so must be investigated and/or punished to the full extent of your capabilities/authority – at least if you are the one’s currently in charge/power, that is.

The way I look at it, all across the world, its almost as if society/humanity is waging a political War against itself. It’s not only here in the US, its in the Macron Yellow Vests protests in France, all the Brexit nonsense in the the UK, the Turkish elections of 2019 – so on and so forth. In our modern time politics hasn’t just become a matter of intellectual discussion/debate anymore, it has become a weapon of War to be wielded – both literally and figuratively, foreign and domestic.

But ask yourself, who is this War really empowering? Whom is this War really punishing?

Macron is a multimillionaire President – while thousands of citizens have been arrested, dozens blinded and dozens more losing limbs. Donald Trump is still a billionaire/President of the United States, Bill and Hillary Clinton are still worth hundreds of millions in their own right and only their cronies/minions have been arrested – all while US citizens fight, hate and protest one another in the streets because of their words/policies.

On top of this, the Main Stream Media has never been more influential or profitable than it is today, and in 2019 the MSM has only continued to use their platforms to perpetuate belligerence and political Wars throughout society. We see this every night on Fox News and CNN and this also includes includes the publishing/peddling of the PropOrNotList in 2016, the Google Blacklisting’s of 2017 and Facebook/Twitter purges of 2018 – crippling the platforms of hundreds of small time online news startups, limiting competition, spitting in the face of free speech and freedom of the press while increasing the traffic/profit margins of legacy news publishers.

In our modern hatred for our political rivals, when I look around society all I see is people cutting off their own noses to spite their faces – so to speak. In their own political hatreds, people appear blind to fact that we are all collectively shooting ourselves in the foot. Not only have hundreds of online news platforms been shut down and/or banned offline, including some of my own creations, but people are actually now celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange and others like him. This is also much more symbolic than people understand/realize.

Say what you want about the man or his journalism, the fact of the matter is that everything Julian Assange has ever published 100% cut and dry real, factual material/information. Honestly, can Fox News, CNN, The Washington Post or New York Times claim this? Of course not! For God’s sake, even the Washington Post has to retract the PropOrNotList of 2016, months after the damage from it had already been done. Meanwhile, Julian Assange has never released a single “opinion piece” with his leaks, has never taken a deliberate political stand either direction and not a single one of his leaked documents has ever proven to be fabricated. Whether you like him or not, all Julian Assange did was publish real news/evidence and show people the truth.  Yet, Assange is the man society is after? Why? And what is the point?

I’m not sure what I have to say to make society understand, but I can’t help but feel as though we are on the precipice of something large here. In our blind hatred for our political rivals and in our rabid desire to shut them up, we are destroying our own individual freedoms and liberties, whilst simultaneously censoring free speech and spitting in the face of independent journalism. Society has become so shortsighted, it’s almost as if people do not understand or realize that power is temporary or relative. Sure you can pass laws in the here and now to silence your rivals while you are still in power, but what happens 2, 5, 10 years from now when someone else is in power? Congratulations, in your blind hatred you’ve just now censored yourself as well.

I just don’t understand why people in society have become so arrogant, wreckless and belligerent with their own political ideologies, and I don’t know what to say to make them understand how dangerous we have all become to one another and our collective futures as a result. The more I learn/consume, the more f*cked of a place the world feels or seems to be – if not in reality, then certainly in mentality. I don’t know what to do to educate society, I do not know what to say to make more people care or understand, and I certainly don’t know how to combat ignorance, racism, sexism and political extremism on all levels. The worst part is I don’t think people would even care enough to listen or learn even if I did. All I know is that much sooner than latter, before it’s too late, before we lose our rights to do so, society is going to have to make some serious decisions – decisions which threaten to hand over all of our freedoms and rights to Government regulation and large multinational conglomerates if we are not more careful.

Hacktivists Team Up To Hack, Deface, Leak or Crash 39 Ecuadorian Websites Within First 24 Hours After Assange’s Arrest

At this point it should go without saying, but yesterday morning the Ecuadorian Embassy  in London decided against continuing Julian Assange’s protection/asylum and he is now going to be extradited to stand trial in the United States – where he faces life in prison. While every news outlet between here and the moon has already done their own spinoff story on these developments, what I haven’t seen anyone else covering is the response from at least some of the hacking/cyber security community – so this is what I will attempt to do here today.

First off, the very reason why Wikileaks founder was arrested yesterday was most likely for his open support for a number of leaked documents implicating Ecuador’s President recently – likely leaked for his decision to put so much pressure on Julian Assange in the first place over recent weeks. The leaked cache of documents in question is officially referred to as the INA Papers – which you can browse in their entirety below.

Browse INA Papers Leak: http://inapapers.org/

With that established, within the first 24 hours of Assange’s arrest different hackers from all around the world appear to have teamed up together to launch a massive and coordinated series of cyber attacks against the Ecuadorian Government and its infrastructure. While it would be impossible to find them all, here is everything I was able to research – 39 different targets of hacks, leaks, defaces and/or DDoS attacks April 11th-12th 2019. Among the participants were Anonymous, LulzSec, Pryzraky, CYB3R C0V3N and many more.

Defaced:

Target: hxxps://www.utpl.edu.ec/
Deface: https://www.utpl.edu.ec/salas/view_entry.php?id=103164

Target: hxxp://www.esmena.edu.ec/
Deface Mirror: http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/32332771?hz=1

Target: hxxp://reinounido.embajada.gob.ec/
Deface: pic.twitter.com/2cSkC3Zndy

Tango Downed:

Ecuadorian Embassy of the United Kingdom: hxxp://reinounido.embajada.gob.ec/
Ecuadorian Consulate of Chicago: hxxp://chicago.consulado.gob.ec/
Official Guide of Protocols & Procedures of the State of Ecuador: hxxp://gob.ec/
National Institute of Investigation: hxxp://inigemm.gob.ec/

https://www.bce.fin.ec/en/
https://www.ministeriointerior.gob.ec/
http://reinounido.embajada.gob.ec/
https://www.presidencia.gob.ec/
https://www.finanzas.gob.ec/
http://cti.administracionpublica.gob.ec/
http://encuestas.gobiernoelectronico.gob.ec/
http://viajes.administracionpublica.gob.ec/
http://www.cege.gob.ec/
http://www.reconstruyoecuador.gob.ec/
http://www.yogobierno.gob.ec/
http://viajes.presidencia.gob.ec/
http://innovacionlab.gob.ec/
http://cti.gobiernoelectronico.gob.ec/
http://acuerdosconsulta.cege.gob.ec/

Targets w/ SQLi Vulnerabilities:

http://www.palenque.gob.ec/docs.php?id=docs34
http://www.goberguayas.gob.ec/prensaexpose.php?cod=1986
http://www.latroncal.gob.ec/WEB17/NOTICIAS/CONTROL/VISOR_MUESTRA.PHP?valores=aut_445

http://www.espiritusanto.edu.ec/fes/noticia.php?id=192
http://www.uteq.edu.ec/revistacyt/contenidorevista.php?id=19
http://biblio.ecotec.edu.ec/revista/articulo.php?id=279
http://www.bluehill.edu.ec/news.php?id=8
http://www.lainmaculada.edu.ec/web/pagina.php?id=2
https://www.utpl.edu.ec/salas/view_entry.php?id=26072&area=1&day=03&month=12&year=2008
http://www.esmena.edu.ec/pages.php?id=1

http://www.windowfrance.ec/news_detail.php?id=106
http://www.emetebe.com.ec/blog/index.php?id=22
https://www.inmot.com.ec/accesorios.php?id=10002443
http://www.blacksun.com.ec/news.php?id=16
http://www.espiritusanto.edu.ec/fes/noticia.php?id=68
http://madetec.com.ec/en/proyecto.php?id=7
http://www.ales.com.ec/noticia.php?id=2
http://www.fritega.com.ec/panaderia.php?id=283

Press Releases:

Pryzraky: https://hastebin.com/zecicifade.coffeescript
Anonymous: https://hastebin.com/yavudususu.rb

More Information:

https://twitter.com/LulzSeguridad/status/1116533381607641088

https://twitter.com/cyb3rc0v3nsec/status/1116336514387066885

https://twitter.com/al1ne3737/status/1116603345181921284

https://twitter.com/cyb3rc0v3nsec/status/1116393682482139136

https://twitter.com/cyb3rc0v3nsec/status/1116541062217121793

https://twitter.com/cyb3rc0v3nsec/status/1116541062217121793

Op-Ed: Predictions for The European Unions Upcoming Round of National Elections

For those of you whom might not be aware, between May 23rd and 26th 2019 the European Parliament is set to hold their next round of national elections, with seats in all 28 members states up for grabs. Given the nature of my expertise and work, the other day I was asked by a small private group of intelligence contractors based out of France what my opinions were about these elections, who I thought might be a target and what information I might expect to see coming from them over the next few weeks/months leading up to the elections? While I didn’t necessarily think much about it at the time, upon reflection, I suppose if international intelligence contractors were interested in this information then it might make for an interesting article concept.

As such, I write this article here today. What I tried to explain to them was a number of concepts, such as:

Russia Owns EVERYTHING. It is not for no reason that Russia is at the center of all these hack/leaks, and it is not for no reason that on through to today, Russia continues to hack just about anyone and everyone they desire. What’s critically important to understand is that Russia is using never before seen technology/computers. Meaning that Russia has developed hardward, software and operating systems that no one else in the world can match or have access too. Moreover, these OS’s do not operate on/by or follow the same traditional computing “rules” as everyone else – particularly MacOS, Windows or Linux. Rather, Russia uses its own design whose computers are not limited to, governed or restricted by the same rules as everyone else.

As you can see from the links above, this initiative dates back to 2015 when Kremilin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced that Vladimir Putin would soon be banning Microsoft devices from Government devices in Russia, instead switching them over to new domestically sourced programs unique to Russia. Ever since, Russia has just about owned every Government or Government agency they desire. Again, because their hackers are not following the same computing rules as the rest of the world.

Top Priorities/Threats

Romania. In terms of theoretical targets for future leaks, espionage, hacking campaigns and the like over the months to follow, I maintain that Romania it a top tier target. I say this because their economy is fragile and the countries leaders are essentially desperate. For years on end Romania has been begging NATO to stockpile them with weapons and munitions as to deter Russia from ever thinking about trying to take over the country directly- again, for a second time. In fact, NATO weapon transfers to Romania dating back to 2015 are at the literal heart of all the current missile related conflicts between our two countries in 2019 – a year which has already seen both the US and Russia remove their signatures from various Cold War enacted agreements/treaties.

For these very reasons, I maintain that Romania is perhaps the single highest priority target/threat, or most vulnerable country in the European Union at the present moment in time.

Albania. While Albania is not in the EU, they will be holding elections in June of 2019 and the country is a bit of a powder keg – so to speak. I say this because it was only recently exposed, in August 2016, that the countries current Prime Minister, Edi Rama, was essentially elected via a coup thrown by international Globalists including George Soros and Hillary Clinton. For example, you may recall a 2011 leaked email from Hillary Clinton posted by Wikileaks in 2016, in which is was exposed how George Soros, a private citizen, quite literally ordered/instructed Clinton, the US State Department and the European Uninon to throw the weight of their platforms behind Edi Rama in the Albanian National dispute. Not only this, but the very person whom went on to negotiate/mediate the government transition, Miroslav Lajcak, was also personally named in the email, by Soros, as the person who Clinton and the EU should appoint to do exactly this.

At the time, the leak served the perfect ‘smoking gun,’ revealing how billionaire lobbyists, such as Soros and his foundation, collude with international politicians, such as Hillary Clinton, to achieve the political results they desire. In other words, on through to today, the leak remains so significant because it exposes the so-called “Shadow Government” that many are aware of, but seldom ever get a chance to see. Consequentially, this is also why Albania now finds itself a top level target, especially given the rise of international Nationalists appointed around them in the years since Rama was first elected. Moreover, the country is also vulnerable to liberal socialists alike, given the fact that Albania has long since asked for inclusion in the European Union – but continues to be denied.

2016 Clinton-Soros Leaked Email on Albania/Edi Rama: https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/28972

Poland. It’s perhaps the worst kept secret in the world that Poland is home to the single largest remaining faction of the Nazi Party as it existed during World War II. The evidence of this can be seen by wave after wave after wave of White Nationalists protests in Poland over the course of the last several years. For example, see samples of protests from 2015, 2017, 2018 and on through to today…….

Needless to say, the people of Poland are quite pissed off and have been pissed off for a very long time. Moreover, especially given all of the countries poverty levels, coupled with ethnic, racists and religious tensions inside the country, it wouldn’t exactly take too much effort to tip the country and its people over the edge, so to speak, and send them all into an uproar. For this very reason, Poland is considered another top level target in the future – especially with elections just on the horizon.

Macedonia. Macedonia is the country which taught me that if you are ever coming under heavy fire from tear gas, you should smear toothpaste under your eyes like eye-black to mitigate the effects. This is because Macedonia has been home to ongoing border disputes with various EU nations dating back to 2015. This is because the country is positioned at a unique point in the world, geo-strategically making it a gateway into Europe – especially from the Mediterranean, were many refugees from North Africa and the Middle East continue to poor into Europe. Again, see evidence of border clashed from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

As it should be obvious to see, these conflicts have been raging for quite some time now, and despite “peace agreements” in 2018 many people are still upset and the conflict at Macedonia’s borders are still ongoing. While Macedonia is not an EU country, they do directly border several EU countries whom all have less than favorable opinions of the country and their policies – geo-political disputes rip for the picking, so to speak, which can be exploited by internetional threat actors.

France, Spain and Greece also remain vulnerable targets, espcially considering that all of these EU countries already have or are actively on the brink of economic collapse. However, these targets are too obvious, which is why I didn’t include a break down of their vulnerabilites here today.