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Monday, January 13, 2020

Russian military hackers have been boring into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the affair, according to security experts.

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Experts say the timing and scale of the attacks suggest that the Russians could be searching for potentially embarrassing material on the Bidens " the same kind of information that Mr. Trump wanted from Ukraine when he pressed for an investigation of the Bidens and Burisma, setting off a chain of events that led to his impeachment.

The Russian tactics are strikingly similar to what American intelligence agencies say was Russia's hacking of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman and the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign. In that case, once they had the emails, the Russians used trolls to spread and spin the material, and built an echo chamber to widen its effect.

Then, as now, the Russian hackers from a military intelligence unit known formerly as the G.R.U., and to private researchers by the alias "Fancy Bear," used so-called phishing emails that appear designed to steal usernames and passwords, according to Area 1, the Silicon Valley security firm that detected the hacking. In this instance, the hackers set up fake websites that mimicked sign-in pages of Burisma subsidiaries, and have been blasting Burisma employees with emails meant to look like they are coming from inside the company.

The hackers fooled some of them into handing over their login credentials, and managed to get inside one of Burisma's servers, Area 1 said.

"The attacks were successful," said Oren Falkowitz, a co-founder of Area 1, who previously served at the National Security Agency.

I'm sure this was being done by Russia so that they could bury all the incriminating evidence showing the corruption and graft between the Biden family and Burisma. Everyone knows that Russia wants Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump in November. At least that's what I hear that they're saying.....

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-01-13 07:26 PM | Reply

I heard that also, in a post just before mine, so that kind of confirms it. Anyway didn't Rudy get all the evidence? How could there be any left for the Russians?

#2 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2020-01-13 07:33 PM | Reply

Tony pretending that he would care about the source of dirt on Trump. LOL

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-13 07:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Another round of "Russia if you're listening?" This after Putin was caught on video making fun of Drumpf, so basically he got the worst possible candidate to ever run for POTUS elected, goes around the world deriding him and will work to get him elected again because Drumpf is delivering exactly what Putin wants, the destruction of our democracy and our place of influence in the world.

#4 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-01-13 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Going for those Hunter duckets....

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-13 11:48 PM | Reply

Russians hacked the Ukrainian company at the center of President Trump's impeachment.

"Nothing to see here, move right along."
-Trumpublicans

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-14 12:06 AM | Reply

OK, so Biden's kid made a lot of money as a figurehead on a board. Let's investigate all politicians' kids to see how they make their money. We can start with Ivanka and Jared, not to mention Jr., and Eric.

Unless you buy the debunked (Russian invented) conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 election, what difference does it make? What did Burisma get out of it? How did it harm the US? How did it even harm Ukraine?

You guys should find a new dead horse to beat.

#7 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-01-14 12:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"You guys should find a new dead horse to beat."

When Bengazzi was finally a dead carcass that is all they had left so let them pretend that someone cares about Hunder Biden, it makes them feel good.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-14 07:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Question for Trumpites: is Russia coming out for Trump in 2020 as welcome as their support in 2016?

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-14 08:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, ... Russia's GRU is hard at work to get Trump re-elected, just like our DNI warned. Why do you suppose Putin wants Trump to stay in office as President of the United States? Because Putin, in his goodness, wants the best for America. Because he wants to see America great again. What a good guy. Maybe that's the reason Trump never contradicts Putin ... he's such good guy. Do you think it might have bothered Trump a bit that Congress appropriated $391 million for Ukraine to use in an active war against Putin? Let's make up some red hats labeled "KPWH," and we can all Keep Putin in the White House.

Hey, "many people are saying."

#10 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2020-01-14 08:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

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-- is Russia coming out for Trump in 2020

No, they will support candidates that want to ban U.S. fracking and restrict drilling, thereby raising the prices of their gas and oil exports.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-14 09:05 AM | Reply

No, they will support candidates that want to ban U.S. fracking and restrict drilling, thereby raising the prices of their gas and oil exports.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 202

When Russia attacks us again in 2020, Trump and Trumpites will welcome it as they did in 2016. For the sake of.....Fracking.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-14 09:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pretty weird how virtually everything Russia does helps Trump and virtually everything Trump does helps Russia. I'll just add this to the growing list of coincidences that is now longer than a CVS receipt.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-14 09:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Crazy Russian Hackers... some of my favorite people in the whole wide world.

#14 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-14 09:40 AM | Reply

Pretty weird how virtually everything Russia does helps Trump and virtually everything Trump does helps Russia. I'll just add this to the growing list of coincidences that is now longer than a CVS receipt.

#13 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2020-01-14 09:25 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 2

Making the US a leading exporter in oil and gas helps Russia?? You really need to get a clue. And how would hacking(trying to hack which happens everyday all over the world) Burismo help Trump if as you've continued to tell us over and over there is nothing wrong with the sitting Vice President of the US getting his coke head son with no experience a 50k per month job on their board? And lastly, the so called election interference in 2016 happened under Obama who told us over and over again it could not happen, the 2018 election under Trump had no election interference. So who's track record is better?

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-14 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 - More willful ignorance from Cult45.

Putin cares more about reassembling the old Soviet Union, the destruction of western democracy, the sinking of NATO and the dimming of US influence in the world than he currently cares about the price of oil. Read a book sime time! Fact is Russia has lots of oil, but it's incredibly hard to drill and due to graft and corruption, Russia has been unable to develop the technology to get to it. It's the reason Putin signed that massive development contract with Tillerson and Exxon. US companies like Exxon are great at drilling for oil in tough places. The US sanctions banning US businesses from contracting to drill Russia's oil is what's hurting their economy and only ONE candidate for POTUS in this cycle or last has expressed any interest in relaxing Russian sanctions, your incontinent, drug-addled, dementia case, Combover Quisling.

#16 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-01-14 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 Because the price isn't high enough for them to drill dumbass, and why do you think that is? And who has put those sanctions on Russia dumbass? Russia is no threat to the US, their economy is crap and we can crush it with a blink of an eye. You morons make it seem like they are the #1 World leader just to give you an excuse for losing the election.

#17 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-14 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#17 - Russia IS a threat, they interfered in 2016 to get Diaper Donnie elected and they are already interfering in 2020 on behalf of their favored candidate Combover Quisling. President Obama put those sanctions in place AFTER Tillerson signed the Exon contract with Putin. Oil prices aren't much different now than they were then, and Exon was going to drill that oil for Putin, so no it's not price that's stopping them, it's their inability to get to it without American help. And Drumpf has put NO sanctions on Russia, it's Congress that has sanctioned them AGAINST Drumpf's wishes, and he illegally held off on applying the sanctions as long as he could without losing Congressional GOP support.

#18 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-01-14 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 I don't respond to brainwashed people with a sub-90 IQ. Better luck in your next life.

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-14 03:36 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Tell that to Mitt Romney.

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-01-14 03:57 PM | Reply

"#15 I don't respond to brainwashed people with a sub-90 IQ.

#19 | POSTED BY JOE "

Well, I guess that's the bad news.

But the good news is that you don't talk to yourself!

#21 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-14 04:11 PM | Reply

The DNC interferred with the election by tanking Bernie for Hillary.

#22 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-01-14 05:18 PM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY PETROUS

That can be swallowed and dealt with in house.

Foreigners though? There's no legitimate comparison.

#23 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-01-14 05:28 PM | Reply

It's Crowdstrike saying this. Look, the coup plot is over and you have no access to the servers. Why not ask Hamilton Dashboard 68 if the news came from Russian bots - it's the company on Earth that can detect them.

#24 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-14 08:27 PM | Reply

I wouldn't be surprised if they made sure it was known they hacked them.

Now that this is out there, there's no plausible deniability for whatever crap info is released "implicating" Hunter in a scheme that's convenient for Trump to claim he was right.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-15 11:49 AM | Reply

#25 Hunters own admission, the tax records, Joe on video bragging about how he got the must trusted AG in Ukraine, etc....

#26 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-15 03:17 PM | Reply

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