Spear phishers with suspected ties to Russian government spoof fake EFF domain, attack White House


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/08/28/spear-phishers-with-suspected.html


How do you distinguish between Russian state hackers, US Establishment/state hackers who want to attack Russia’s reputation, and random anarchist hackers who just want to watch the world burn? Am I supposed to take the word of some authority who has been indirectly quoted, or do I get to evaluate the evidence myself?

It seems that ‘hacking’ has become a simple blank check for clandestine operators to make any wild accusations they please against anyone they want, and nobody is calling them on it.


And all the sorts of non-state actors in between, with or without government ties and an agenda/ideology of their own?


Because outer fucking space wasn’t enough to fight in, we have the interwebs available for conflict, too. Oh good.

<a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY1ezMyRV9w>ANTONY:
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.


Would you be able to evaluate the evidence? I certainly wouldn’t. And would your evaluation carry any weight? Mine wouldn’t be worth a blog post.


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