Anonymous hacker in Stratfor leak moved to jail with Manning to testify against Assange & WikiLeaks


04-09-19 07:51:00,

Jeremy Hammond, who helped feed millions of emails from ‘private CIA’ Stratfor to WikiLeaks, has reportedly been moved to Virginia to testify before a grand jury, which he refuses to do, jeopardizing his early release from prison.

Hammond has been moved to the same Eastern District where whistleblower Chelsea Manning is currently being held for refusing to testify against Julian Assange, the Jeremy Hammond Support Committee revealed on Tuesday in a statement. While neither Hammond nor his supporters are certain of the nature of the summons, he pled guilty to hacking Stratfor in 2013 in order to avoid giving up information on his fellow activists, including those at WikiLeaks, and has no intention of doing so now.

Jeremy pled guilty to put an end to the case against him. He pled guilty because he had no interest in cooperating with the government.

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While Hammond received the maximum 10 year sentence in exchange for his non-cooperating guilty plea, he was granted immunity from further prosecution in all other federal courts and was due to be released in December, having received a sentence reduction for participating in the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Residential Drug Abuse Program. Transferring him from Memphis, Tennessee, where he was incarcerated, to Alexandria, Virginia, cuts short his participation in the program and guarantees he will serve at least another year in prison.

And he could be locked up much longer, given his refusal to testify, which will place him in the same legal limbo where Manning is currently entrapped. The former military analyst, imprisoned since May after having her sentence for leaking the classified military documents comprising the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs to WikiLeaks commuted by former President Barack Obama, faces up to 18 months more prison time and nearly half a million dollars in fines for refusing to testify against Assange.

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A Hacker Just Found A Way To Turn Off Your Car’s Engine While You’re Driving


30-04-19 12:33:00,

A hacker going by the name L&M says he has hacked into more than thousands of accounts belonging to users of GPS tracking apps, giving him the ability to monitor tens of thousands of vehicles – and even turn off the engines for some of them, while they’re in motion, according to Motherboard

He has admitted to hacking into more than 7,000 iTrack accounts and more than 20,000 ProTrack accounts, two apps that companies use to monitor and manage fleets of vehicles through GPS tracking devices. He has tracked vehicles worldwide, even in countries like South Africa, Morocco, India, and the Philippines. The software on some cars can be used to turn off the engines of vehicles moving at 12 miles per hour or less. 

Screenshot of one hacked account

L&M reverse engineered the ProTrack and iTrack Android apps to find out that all customers are given a default password of 123456 when they sign up. After finding “millions of usernames” the hacker then blasted them all with the default password. He wound up getting access to thousands of accounts as a result. 

According to a sample of user data L&M shared, he has scraped information from ProTrack and iTrack customers, including: name and model of the GPS tracking devices they use, the devices’ unique ID numbers, usernames, real names, phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses. Four users included in the sample L&M shared confirmed the breach. 

The hacker said: “My target was the company, not the customers. Customers are at risk because of the company. They need to make money, and don’t want to secure their customers.”

He continued: “I can absolutely make a big traffic problem all over the world. I have fully [sic] control hundred of thousands of vehicles, and by one touch, I can stop these vehicles engines.”

The apps have a feature to “stop engine,” according to a screenshot provided by the hacker – although he says he never has killed a car’s engine because it would “be too dangerous”. A representative for the makers of one of the hardware GPS tracking devices used by some of the users of ProTrack GPS and iTrack, confirmed that customers can turn off the engines remotely if the vehicles are going under 12 miles per hour.

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‘Hacker? No, no, no!’ Vaughan Smith says Assange’s activity was nothing but journalism (VIDEO)


23-04-19 07:14:00,

A close friend of Julian Assange claims the WikiLeaks founder’s arrest has been framed as an issue of hacking in an attempt to suppress public support. He argues Assange is no hacker, but rather a journalist protecting his source.

UK journalist Vaughan Smith gave Assange refuge in 2010, first at the Frontline Club and then at his country house in Norfolk, England. He told George Galloway on RT’s Sputnik program that perceptions of a ‘hacker’ depend on what has been alleged to have been hacked.

…hacking is fine if one approves of it so they’ve labelled him a hacker because there’s a perception that this is not going to receive public support.

Vaughan, who provided the Australian journalist sanctuary after he was released on bail following accusations of sexual assault and rape in Sweden, insists the accusations that Assange hacked into a US Defense Department computer are false.

He argues that Assange’s source, Chelsea Manning, already knew how to “crack into military computers,” and the 47-year-old WikiLeaks founder merely showed her how to do it “securely,” without being traced.

It was about protecting sources which is a fundamental journalistic responsibility, so those people who are saying he’s a hacker, actually no, no, no, this was a journalistic activity.

Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 11, where he had lived for nearly seven years. He now faces potential extradition to the US, where he is accused of conspiring to crack a password with Chelsea Manning on a Department of Defense computer.

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Hacker group releases ‘9/11 Papers’, says future leaks will ‘burn down’ US deep state


04-01-19 01:13:00,

The Dark Overlord hacker group has released decryption keys for 650 documents it says are related to 9/11. Unless a ransom is paid, it threatened with more leaks that will have devastating consequences for the US ‘deep state’.

The document dump is just a fraction of the 18,000 secret documents related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks believed to have been stolen from insurers, law firms, and government agencies.

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The Dark Overlord initially threatened to release the 10GB of data unless the hacked firms paid an unspecified bitcoin ransom. However, on Wednesday, the group announced a “tiered compensation plan” in which the public could make bitcoin payments to unlock the troves of documents.

A day later, the Dark Overlord said that it had received more than $12,000 in bitcoin – enough to unlock “layer 1” and several “checkpoints,” comprised of 650 documents in total.

There are four more layers that remain encrypted and, according to the group, “each layer contains more secrets, more damaging materials… and generally just more truth.”

The hackers are asking for $2 million in bitcoin for the public release of its “megaleak,” which it has dubbed “the 9/11 Papers.”

The group has also offered to sell the documents to terrorist groups, foreign governments, and media outlets. When RT approached the hackers for comment, they proposed providing the channel exclusive access to the potentially explosive papers – for a price, of course.

“They were willing to sell those documents to me. So it’s all about money for them,” RT America correspondent Michelle Greenstein said.

By design, the “layer 1” documents – if authentic – do not appear to contain any explosive revelations. The publications focus mostly on testimonies from airport security and details concerning insurance pay-outs to parties affected by the 9/11 attacks. However, the data dump suggests that the group is not bluffing.

“Let this serve as more definitive proof that what we’re saying is true, and that we’re doing exactly as we promised you. Continue to keep the bitcoins flowing,

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Hacker group threatens to leak 9/11 ‘truth’ unless paid in bitcoin


02-01-19 01:14:00,

The Dark Overlord hacker group has threatened to leak thousands of “secret” documents stolen from insurers and government agencies that they claim reveal the truth about 9/11 – unless they’re paid not to.

The Dark Overlord, a “professional adversarial threat group” known for their hacks of Netflix, plastic surgery clinics, and other sensitive targets, posted a link to a 10GB encrypted archive of documents related to 9/11 litigation, promising to release the encryption keys if their demands were not met in a post on Pastebin on Monday.

The group claims the documents tell the story of what really happened on one of the most notorious dates in recent history, tweeting “We’ll be providing many answers about 9.11 conspiracies through our 18,000 secret documents leak.” They published a “teaser” consisting of letters, emails, and various documents that mention law firms, the Transport Security Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration, with a promise of more to come.

It’s not just insurance litigation that we have, it’s CONFIDENTIAL, CLASSIFIED, and SECRET documents from FAA, FBI, TSA, USDOJ, and others.

— thedarkoverlord (@tdo_h4ck3rs) January 1, 2019

They claim to have hacked documents from not only major global insurers like Lloyds of London and Hiscox, but also Silverstein Properties, which owned the World Trade Center complex, and various government agencies. The material, which supposedly includes confidential government documents that were meant to be destroyed but were instead retained by legal firms, allegedly reveals “the truth about one of the most recognizable incidents in recent history and one which is shrouded in mystery with little transparency and not many answers.”

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Anyone worried they might be named in the documents can have their names redacted – for a fee, according to the announcement. “Terrorist organizations” and “competing nation states of the USA” are also offered first dibs on the info – if they pay up. Otherwise, the hackers write, the insurers can pay an unspecified bitcoin ransom – or “we’re going to bury you with this.”

Some of the documents were nabbed in an April hack of a law firm associated with Hiscox that the firm acknowledges could have exposed 1,500 of its US commercial policyholders.

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