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Is This Obama’s Idea of a Cyberwar?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 17:06
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An American hacker, known only as “The Jester”, hacked into the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the weekend leaving a benign message while alluding to future attacks to come:

“Now see here, I wouldn’t want you to get all upset and throw your toys out of your stroller over this mild incursion, so think of this as a ‘professional courtesy’ or if you prefer message from ‘USA with love.’”

Russian Hack

According to CNN, the attack was in retaliation for last Friday’s attack on the U.S. that brought down numerous U.S. websites, including Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, eBay and the New York Times, and restricted service for millions of people, particularly in the northeast.  The hacker agreed to an exclusive interview with CNN in which he expressed frustration over recent alleged Russian hacks in the U.S., saying that he “wanted to poke them in the eye” rather than “sitting around watching these f–kers laugh at us.” 

In an exclusive interview with CNNMoney this weekend, Jester said he chose to attack Russia out of frustration for the massive DNS cyberattack that knocked out a portion of the internet in the United States on Friday.

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“I wanted to poke them in the eye and stop feeling like US is just taking it on the chin. Again,” he said. “I’m not gonna sit around watching these f—-rs laughing at us.”

The Jester used a classic hacking technique, finding a hole in the website’s computer code and injecting his own code into it.

“It’s 4 a.m. in Moscow right now and a weekend. I’m hoping they can’t fix the hole til Monday,” he said.


Just to be clear, Russia allegedly hacks the emails of the U.S. Secretary of State and launches a subsequent attack that takes out the internet in most of the continental U.S. and Obama hacks a random website and posts a funny picture of a jester? 



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