Russian Ministry of Defense Operated Fancy Bear Twitter Account

Recent events over the last week are proving that Russian Intelligence is an oxymoron. And computer geeks really suck at being spies. A coordinated effort between intelligence agencies of several countries tracked down a group of Russian operatives and caught them red-handed while they were in the midst of a hacking Op. These hackers, who call themselves Fancy Bears Hacking Team but are actually members of Russia’s GRU, were so incompetent in their spycraft it’s laughable. They really are Moscow’s version of the Keystone Kops.  These are the same guys who hacked the DNC and John Podesta. They also hacked individuals and … Continue reading Russian Ministry of Defense Operated Fancy Bear Twitter Account

Russian Hacker Indictment; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

This is the indictment filed by Mueller’s special investigation in July of 2018 where he names 12 officers in Russian intelligence and charges them with conspiring against the United States. The indictment names two specific units of the GRU, 26165 outlines how the hacking of the DNC and DCCC was carried out by Russian intelligence. This means Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks were actually a team of hackers working for the Russian government.            Continue reading Russian Hacker Indictment; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Aleksey Potemkin; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

          Aleksey Potemkin was one of 12 Russian GRU officers indicted by the special counsel in July of 2018.    Potemkin was responsible for the administration of the computer infrastructure used in the cyber operations. The infrastructure and social media accounts maintained by Potemkin took part in the release of hacked material through DCLeaks and Guccifor 2.0   All of the indicted individuals worked for the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. They were accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by stealing and releasing documents from the DNC and DCCC. The constitution of Russia doesn’t … Continue reading Aleksey Potemkin; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Pavel Yershov; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

            Pavel Yershov was one of the 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted by the special counsel in July of 2018.  All of the indicted individuals worked for the Russian military intelligence agency  GRU. They were accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by stealing and releasing documents from the DNC and DCCC through Guccifer 2.0 and DNCLeaks.   Yershov was responsible for testing and customizing the X-Agent malware that was used to steal documents from DNC and DCCC computers. The constitution of Russia doesn’t allow extradition so it’s unlikely any of these officers will be … Continue reading Pavel Yershov; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Sergey Morgachev; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Sergey Morgachev was one of the 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted by the special counsel in July of 2018. All of the indicted individuals worked for the Russian military intelligence agency, GRU. They were accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by stealing and releasing documents from the DNC and DCCC through Guccifer 2.0 and DNCLeaks. Sergey Morgachev was a Lieutenant Colonel assigned to Unit 26165. He oversaw a department within Unit 26165 dedicated to developing and managing malware, including a hacking tool used by the GRU known as “X-Agent.” The constitution of Russia doesn’t allow the extradition, so … Continue reading Sergey Morgachev; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Aleksandr Osadchuk; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Aleksandr Osadchuk was one of the 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted by the special counsel in July of 2018. All of the indicted individuals worked for Russian military intelligence agency GRU. They were accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by stealing and releasing documents from the DNC and DCCC through Guccifer 2.0 and DNCLeaks. Osadchuk was a Colonel in the Russian military and commanding officer of Unit 74455 which assisted in the release of stolen documents through the DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 personas, the promotion of those releases, and the publication of anti-Clinton content on social media accounts … Continue reading Aleksandr Osadchuk; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Nikolay Kozachek; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Nikolay Kozachek was one of 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted by the special counsel in July of 2018. All of the indicted individuals worked for the Russian military intelligence agency, GRU. They were accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by stealing and releasing documents from the DNC and DCCC through Guccifer 2.0 and DNCLeaks. Kozachek was a Lieutenant Captain assigned to Unit 26165 and used several online aliases including “kazak” and “blablabla1234565”. Kozachek developed, customized, and monitored the X-Agent malware used to hack the DCCC Once the documents were obtained by Unit 26165, there were several attempts to … Continue reading Nikolay Kozachek; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Anatoliy Kovalev; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Anatoliy Kovalev was one of 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted by the special counsel in July of 2018. All of the indicted individuals worked for the Russian military intelligence agency, GRU. They were accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by stealing and releasing documents from the DNC and DCCC through Guccifer 2.0 and DNCLeaks. Kovalev was a GRU officer whose job was to hack into the computers of people and businesses involved in the 2016 election, such as state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and election software companies. He hacked into at least one state’s voter database and … Continue reading Anatoliy Kovalev; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Ivan Yermakov; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate

Update October 4th, 2018:  More charges against Yermakov and several other members of his GRU unit, aka Fancy Bears Hackers, for conspiring to access computers without authorization, wire fraud and money laundering.  Yermakov was also charged with wire fraud for trying to hack employee email accounts of Westinghouse employees by spear-phishing, a technique also used to hack the DNC. The Fancy Bears hacking Op in the latest indictment began in December of 2014 and continued until May of 2018. The Op was in retaliation for the International Olympic Committee banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics after investigations by the … Continue reading Ivan Yermakov; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate