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Claims of Russian hacking
Yara Signature of Grizzly Steppe according to
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Burlington Electric Department
- Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say - Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, December 30, 2016
- A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.
- While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a security matter, the discovery underscores the vulnerabilities of the nation’s electrical grid. And it raises fears in the U.S. government that Russian government hackers are actively trying to penetrate the grid to carry out potential attacks.
- Vermont Electricity Department Finds Malware Linked to Russian Hackers - Phil Helsel, NBC News, December 31, 2016
- A Vermont electricity provider said it found malware linked to an alleged Russian campaign to hack political entities in a laptop, after U.S. utilities were warned about the "Grizzly Steppe" affiliated code by the federal government.
- Russia penetrated Vermont utility company computer - USA Today, December 31, 2016
- BURLINGTON, Vt. — Malicious software believed tied to a Russian hacking group associated with attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election was found Friday within a computer that belongs to Burlington Electric, one of Vermont’s electrical utilities.
- How The Washington Post's Defense Of Its Russian Hacking Story Unraveled Through Web Archiving - Kalev Leetaru, Forbes, January 2, 2016
- How the Internet Archive’s historical snapshots of the Post’s story undermined the…
- 'Russian meddling doubters should wait to see report, says Brennan' (on video) - PBS, 4 January, 2017
- (Detailed report to be provided to the US President who is to decide what and how to share...)
- U.S. obtained evidence after election that Russia leaked emails: officials -Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay , Reuters, January 5, 2017
- U.S. intelligence agencies obtained what they considered to be conclusive evidence after the November election that Russia provided hacked material from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks through a third party, three U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
- Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States - US Senate Committee hearing, January 5, 2017
- (In response to Sen. McCain question: 'we stand by our previous assessment' from October)
- @realDonaldTrump, January 5, 2017
- The Democratic National Committee would not allow the FBI to study or see its computer info after it was supposedly hacked by Russia......So how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers? What is going on?
- Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution, dni.gov, 6 January 2017
Denials and rebuttals
- Reality Check: 5 Problems with CIA Claim That Russia Hacked DNC/Podesta emails - Ben Swann, CBS, December 16, 2016 (video)
- Spy Film Thriller: Obama’s attributions of the Clinton hacks to Russia’s GRU and FSB don’t add up - Alexander Mercouris, The Duran, December 30, 2016
- Why Crowdstrike’s Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart- Say Hello to Fancy Bear - George Eliason, January 3, 2017
- Emails were leaked, not hacked - William Binney, Ray McGovern, Baltimore Sun, January 5, 2017
P.A.S. malware portal, according to Wordfence
, December 30, 2016 (Mark Maunder).
- US Govt Data Shows Russia Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware - Mark Maunder, Wordfence, December 30, 2016
- The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes.
- The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website.
- Is “Grizzly Steppe” Really a Russian Operation? - Power Line, December 31, 2016
- Grizzly Misstep: Security Experts Call Russia Hacking Report “Poorly Done,” “Fatally Flawed” - David Z. Morris, Fortune, December 31, 2016
- New Russian Hacks? No, Old Ukrainian Malware Found. - Moon of Alabama, December 31, 2016
- U.S. Intelligence Got the Wrong Cyber Bear - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg, January 2, 2017
- Did a Ukrainian University Student Create Grizzly Steppe? - Petri Krohn, SAFKA, January 3, 2017
No, I did it!
- Craig Murray Radio Interview, Scott Horton Show, December 13, 2016
- Craig Murray claims to have 'rather more direct information' on the source, not just what Assange told him, 'which relates to the visit' he (Craig Murray) 'paid to Washington in September of this year' (2016). His claim is not really clarified past that above statement. He also stresses that DNC and Podesta cases are different but characterize both as 'leaks, not hacks'.
- Exit Obama in a Cloud of Disillusion, Delusion and Deceit - Craig Murray, December 30, 2016