Once again CyberHunta is getting credit for Shaltai Boltai's so-called hack. If Surkov was already hacked where did RUH8 get the data dump?
CyberHunta and the DNC hack of 2016
Is there enough evidence here to attribute the DNC hacks to CyberHunta and RUH8? OH.... HELL ...NO! But, that's not the point. We are going to use the DNC hack to cement CyberHunta and RUH8 are one and the same Fancy Bear that hacked Shaltai Boltai.
"Further, citing Jeffery Carr, X-Agent doesn't have anywhere near the functionality that Crowdstrike claims it does. Carr goes on further to say two other entities have access to X-Agent which Crowdstrike presents as unique. The first is Crowdstrike itself. The second is the Ukrainian hacking group RUH8which self-identifies with Pravy Sektor. "
RUH8 is a member of CyberHunta. The Ukrainian hackers are in the most unique position of any hacking group in the world. As of this sentence, they are in possession of 2 unique signature malware/software that defines Fancy Bear. In fact, they seem to have more than Crowdstrike does.
Lastly, we know the DNC hacks were initiated using spear-phishing. This technique works by sending an email you need to respond to with your login credentials or sends a link directly through social media you need to respond to with your login credentials. Dimitry Alperovich made the world aware that Fancy Bear preferred this technique in 2016.
According to RFE/RL RUH8 says the Cyber Alliance uses "all tools and methods" at its disposal to hack into their perceived foes' accounts. In particular, he says, spear-phishing -- using messages that mimic those of legitimate companies along with a request and link to change personal security information -- "is quite efficient."People readily give up their passwords and personal info," he says. "They receive something in their [e-]mail like, 'Your account will be suspended if you don't confirm [your security details].' They click that link and we have them."
Why does Cyberhunta and RUH8/Fancy Bear risk the future of their country by masquerading as security professionals and using this to attack the world?
In his own words, RUH8 states why. "Hey. I am the press secretary, a simple Ukrainian hacker, more precisely: we are hackers, but imagine a masked man who speaks to you. I do not do OSINT, I do not tell schoolchildren how to hack websites, I do not care about who and what agreed, I'm not an army or a hundred, I do not obey orders and do not follow a ceasefire, build democracy and fight for justice, I am a hacker, and my goal is to break !
To break, spoil, rob, entangle, blackmail, frighten, divulge, mock and mock the defenselessness of the victims. Because I can. Hate is my name. I will harm the Russian Federation. And I do not care who you are - a liberal or a guardian, Russians must suffer. Traitors and spongers of Russian invaders must suffer. Pensioners and functionaries, Buryats and October, must suffer. If I find a way how to harm you, even for a penny, I immediately use it. Do you live in Russia? Bad luck. I will not tolerate, will not be merciful, I do not forget and do not forgive.- RUH8
This investigation shows clearly who the Fancy Bear hackers are in relation to real life hacking crimes. It was never my purpose to solve the DNC hacks in this space. But, finding the real hackers does go a long way to solving that riddle again, doesn't it? Want their emails?
While finding out who the Fancy Bear hackers are could be/should be the biggest story of 2018, it is going to pale against what is coming because we are going way past it.
The Fancy Bear Hackers work for: the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Intelligence, Ukrainian SBU, the Atlantic Council, Bellingcat, Dimitri Alperovich and Crowdstrike, the Ukrainian World Congress, the UCCA, the Ukrainian -American Diaspora, the UK-Ukrainian Diaspora, the Australian-Ukrainian Diaspora, Democratic Party USA leadership, Republican Party USA leadership, and Team Clinton. If I missed anybody, you'll find them in articles that correspond with their participation.
The next articles, starting with one about Fancy Bear's hot/cold ongoing relationship with Bellingcat which destroys the JIT investigation will showcase the following: