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PostPosted: July 25 17, 10:51 pm 
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Might as well get this thread started.



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Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in U.S.
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Two Iranian men were indicted on Monday for allegedly spying for Tehran in the United States, including conducting surveillance at a Jewish facility and gathering information on backers of the militant Iranian opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq, the Justice Department said.
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Iran considers the Mujahideen-e Khalq to be a terrorist group that seeks the overthrow of the government in Tehran. The group was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department until 2012.

We're supporting terrorists again. What could go wrong with that plan?



That's right: a [expletive] terrorist organization has paid Rudy, Bolton and Newt to lobby on their behalf. The linked article about what they bought from Rudy:

Rudy Giuliani calls for Iran regime change at rally linked to extreme group


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The last 2 paragraphs of this long read are pretty eye-opening:

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The Trump administration seems oblivious to the potential Iranian response to U.S. military action, warn multiple former officials. And yet Iran has been telegraphing its intentions — including its capacity and willingness to use terror — if a war takes place. “We are in such a precarious situation, and people don’t realize it,” says one former senior intelligence official.

“The Trump administration approach is, ‘Oh [expletive], we’ll drop a few bombs and that’ll take care of it, says another former senior official. “Something precipitous could happen.”


https://news.yahoo.com/as-trump-escalates-rhetoric-iran-is-making-its-own-plans-for-a-potential-war-084500212.html


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PostPosted: March 18 19, 3:53 pm 
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This gets pretty dark, but here are two more articles (from 2018) that are relevant.

This one describes how Iran was able to crack the CIA's internet-based covert communications system used to interact with its informants in dark corners around the world. Yes, you read that right.


https://news.yahoo.com/cias-communicati ... 18710.html

This one describes the fallout in China from the aforementioned breach.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/bo ... elligence/


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 Post subject: Re: Iran
PostPosted: March 18 19, 4:18 pm 
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mikechamp wrote:
This one describes how Iran was able to crack the CIA's internet-based covert communications system used to interact with its informants in dark corners around the world. Yes, you read that right.[/color]

https://news.yahoo.com/cias-communicati ... 18710.html


The secret? Google.

It's always amusing to me how different real hacking is from Hollywood.

The CIA’s directorate of science and technology, which is responsible for the secure communications system, “says, ‘our s***’s impregnable,’ but it’s obviously not,” said one former official.

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At the CIA, there was “shock and awe” about the simplicity of the technique the Iranians used to successfully compromise the system, said one former official.

In fact, the Iranians used Google to identify the website the CIA was using to communicate with agents. Because Google is continuously scraping the internet for information about all the world’s websites, it can function as a tremendous investigative tool — even for counter-espionage purposes. And Google’s search functions allow users to employ advanced operators — like “AND,” “OR,” and other, much more sophisticated ones — that weed out and isolate websites and online data with extreme specificity.

According to the former intelligence official, once the Iranian double agent showed Iranian intelligence the website used to communicate with his or her CIA handlers, they began to scour the internet for websites with similar digital signifiers or components — eventually hitting on the right string of advanced search terms to locate other secret CIA websites. From there, Iranian intelligence tracked who was visiting these sites, and from where, and began to unravel the wider CIA network.


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The CIA should use still live but now defunct message boards from the early 2000's to communicate secretly, much like 'zues in the interviews forum here. No one would know.


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thrill wrote:
The CIA should use still live but now defunct message boards from the early 2000's to communicate secretly, much like 'zues in the interviews forum here. No one would know.

I was actually thinking something like sub-Reddits might be a good idea. Can disguise secrets as obtuse internet sub-cultural language.


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thrill wrote:
The CIA should use still live but now defunct message boards from the early 2000's to communicate secretly, much like 'zues in the interviews forum here. No one would know.

I was actually thinking something like sub-Reddits might be a good idea. Can disguise secrets as obtuse internet sub-cultural language.


Old MySpace pages. Nobody would have ever looked, and most of the data is now lost, anyway.


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