Did the French accept the invitation? Or are they still in a huff about AUKUS and the subs?
The United States has kicked off meetings attended by representatives of nations that all hope to address the scourge of ransomware – without Russia or China in the room. An expression of the US National Security Council’s Counter-Ransomware Initiative, the two-day meetings will occupy Wednesday and Thursday. "The initiative …
Hackers planning meetup.
Germany right? It's Germany behind the P* papers: Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Pandora Papers?
... and they're not "whistleblowers" clearly, they're hacks. Pandora papers for example, 15 financial companies, in 11 nations hacked, that could not possibly be a whistleblower. Since all these hacks all fit the same mould, then none of them were likely "whistleblowers" regardless of how they were marketed, they will all be hacks.
German press always takes the leads, Süddeutsche Zeitung reports first, then the ICIJ (that 'wikileaks' organization, that never gets investigated). All the same aliterative marketing crap: "Peter Picked a Peck of Pickled Pepper Papers". All lead with targets selected to be German opposition targets (inc Tony Blair this time). I think its clearly a *state* run cyber-attack, and most likely a German run one.
I notice also, the lack of investigation into these hacks. So it's not like they don't know who is behind it, it's clearly one of their own, and clearly a high tax nation given the focus is on attacking low tax nations. Germany fits that pattern too.
So who next I wonder?
My guess, Hungary, 9% corporation tax. Andora 10% corporation tax. Macau 12% corp tax and cooperates with China, Saudi Arabia (no income tax), Spain (Beckham tax rule).
Here's a planning list:
Click on Sort-up to find possible next targets, and Sort-down, to find likely State attacker.
It's funny isn't it.
They claim hacking laws are for 'anti-terror' or 'organized-crime' and they end up trying to influence elections in friendly nations with their hacks, run propganda in friendly countries, undermine democracy with selective releasing of minor financial transactions weaponized with inuendo and vague allegations.
Or perhaps I'm wrong, and this latest hack will get investigated, and perhaps a grand jury raised against ICIJ the way it was raised against Wikileaks.
I won't hold my breath.
Immaculately Resourced Assets and Universal Virtual Forces haven't gone away, you know. They are the AIMorph that Resides to Preside and Provide ...... although there may certainly be many who would waste their breath trying to deny those facts are real and honestly true, rather more preferring them to be fake and misleading ....... https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2021/10/11/data_guardian_police_bill/#c_4348970
Does the SinoSoviet East [as embodied in their identification as Russia and China] lead the Wild West [as portrayed as a Five Eyed Alliance of NATO nations] with a much more NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Realisation of the Phenomenon?
Quite so, Clausewitz 4.0, indeed it so easily and overwhelmingly quickly can and with such a force as be EMPowering of Almighty Engaging Sources.
And any such PACT [Sino+Soviet+Extras Persistent Advancing Cyber Threat/Treat] would also be both a Great Westernised Game Changer, and even possible Grand Scam Destroyer and Ponzi Slayer for Greater IntelAIgent GamesPlay in Novel Viral Virtual Ware Fare.
Its worth in rubles and yuan would decimate and annihilate the dollar hegemony in all of the rigged market places and trading spaces and that it what makes IT so extraordinarily valuable and spectacularly attractive to both the Wild Wacky West and the Exotic Erotic East alike.
cc ... Embassy of the People's Republic of China 49-51 Portland Place W1B 1JL
Embassy of the Russian Federation 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP
American Embassy 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US
When Russia has refused time and again to do anything about known cybercriminals operating within their border, why would you think inviting them would be helpful?
If they were doing their best to stop them but failing that would be one thing, but clearly Putin's government is supportive of their efforts or at least willing to look the other way so long as they don't go after Russia's allies or companies Putin's oligarch buddies have a stake in.
If the interwebs go the way of VHS, as in supplanted by something else, then everybody stupid migrates to do their social ransom thing, couldn't a bunch of people kinda... still keep the lights running post stupid?
The 'net was so fun for the few minutes before... well, smartphones and social media and such.
I maintain a slightly non-sober hope that something shiny will attract all the vain, greedy, fearful and angry folk from the web to somewhere else or at least to a more entertaining distance.
Otherwise, I'm not quite sure what anyone can do about what anybody else does on a computer.
Jake Sullivan Quote: "...We know very well ........ that we cannot do this alone...."
Really???? I thought Edward Snowden has shown us that you are PERFECTLY CAPABLE of doing all of this -- and more -- even if confined to the premises at Fort Meade!
Far too modest!!!!
Regular blaming on Russian hackers is useless time-spending. Almost 80% of hacker attacks were from US so there is no doubt about what real cyber threat is ...... Bbeard
Such a fact, Bbeard, has an entity identified as something of a pariah well worthy of sanction and attack by forces and sources beyond their reach and/or ken.
And whenever it is not China or Russia or N. Korea or whatever doing the hacking, what does it tell China and Russia and N.Korea and whatever of the state of such an entity's intelligence services ‽ .
Apart from practically everything they would virtually need to know, that is?
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