Two Sides of the Same Coin

| July 17, 2019

Iran’s cyber hackers are as dedicated to infiltrating US networks and stealing anything they can get as the Norks’ cyber-poaching group over in Norkiland.

From the June article:  In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including finance, oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity. This new campaign appears to have started shortly after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Iranian petrochemical sector this month.

It was not known if any of the hackers managed to gain access to the targeted networks with the emails, which typically mimic legitimate emails but contain malicious software. – Article

In addition, ND:tBF is getting antsy because he doesn’t like the restrictions he agreed to in his meet-ups and confabs with The Donald a few weeks ago, and is itching to restart his missile testing flights.

From the article:  Amid the diplomatic jockeying, North Korea said Tuesday that expected regular summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills are forcing it to rethink whether to remain committed to the promises it has made to the United States. It cited its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests and other steps aimed at improving ties with Washington.

The statement said Trump vowed to suspend military drills with South Korea during his first and third meetings with Kim, but the expected summertime drills with Seoul and the deployment of weapons in the South show that Washington is not fulfilling that promise.

“With the U.S. unilaterally reneging on its commitments, we are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S. as well,” said the statement, carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.

It also said it is not bound by any legal documents to suspend its nuclear and missile tests. – Article.

As you may remember, the Norks have their own corps of dedicated hackers and are the chief suspects in the theft of $80 million++ from the account of the Bank of Bangladesh at the New York Federal Reserve a couple of years ago.

People like this bunch, Norks and Iranians alike, are one reason I don’t do online banking these days. I have a ledger, a pencil and a phone.

Category: Foreign Policy, Iran, North Korea

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Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

With a haircut that looks like that, it must be some “Clip” Joint he goes to and places like that are hair today and gone tommoro.

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

puns,buns=bread. Sounds like your advice is Butter than nothing, but it’s butter for me to sometimes add in these puns and get a laugh out of them and keep my blood pressure down with all this political Caca (feces) going on.

5th/77th FA

I don’t bank, buy, or date on line. My phone is a flipper that I use to make and receive phone calls. If your number isn’t programed into the phone, it goes straight to voice mail. My land line has an answer machine and I never answer that phone unless someone I know starts talking to the machine.

Way yonder too many people, businesses, and gubmint entities are way yonder too damn dependent on the technology today. As any good comm rat can tell you, if it is transmitted, it can be received. Alex Bell didn’t really need Mr. Watson; that was the FIRST prank call. Spoofing by radio is as old as radio. Spoofing by e mail is as old as e mail. Anybody heard from a Nigerian Prince lately?

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Oddly enough I bank, buy and met my wife online…and that was over 23 years ago that I met her…

Experian lost my data so it’s out there anyway at this point…I take reasonable precautions and monitor my credit.

Having said that I keep only small accounts linked to anything online to limit damage…and for buying online I use a prepaid card…there is no risk beyond the value of the card….

These days waiting for people to write a check inline at a store is almost painful…but that’s just me.


Knew a guy in the ’90s in the early days of internet and chat rooms, who had struck up a very strong relationship with his soon-to-be second wife about the time he and his first wife were imploding. Asking him “hey Leo, how much does it cost to get on the internet?” always got the same response: “Half of everything you own.”

A Proud Infidel®™

“Anybody heard from a Nigerian Prince lately?”

NOPE, but I gots me a Russian Babe online who is getting my help in acquiring an Oil Fortune and…


There’s another article out there today too about how he’s importing luxury goods despite sanctions. It’s on Drudge – it’s a fascinating read about how many people and even some of the nations that voted for sanctions are going out of their way to keep him fat, posh and happy.


Ditto here re on-line banking. Anyone who does online banking and bill paying is just a target for hackers wanting to drain your account or engage in other financial frauds.


Never click a link in any email that has anything to do with finance

Never give any financial information in a phone call you received, as opposed to dialing.

Check your statement every month for odd charges.

Use a long password that is not easy to guess.

Never pay for shady stuff

And you will be fine online


Never, ever, click a link in an email.

Full stop

Fixed it for you.

J Wright

I don’t have any $ .. just debt.

John W


National hacking teams will continue to be a thing until we treat it like the “acts of War” that it is, and respond more conventionally.

Hack the USA and personally wind up:


Visited by a Ranger battalion in a snatch or scratch mission.

Under a “Letter of Reprisal” sold to the highest bidder, payment dependant on final outcome.

Enemy leadership also gets to play.

You get the picture.