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It would appear that, despite some of the headlines in the press following the hack by
Cyber Resistance, Sergey Morgachev wasn't as important as we had first thought.…
From what we have heard he was head of his Department with some extra responsibilities supporting the Head of his section within the 85th GTsSS. Not the Deputy Head of the entire unit, as Cyber Resistance had stated.
What can't be disputed is the salary that Morgachev has been paid since moving from the #GRU to STC. A
check across a few employment sites suggests that with the experience he undoubtedly possesses he could be earning much more that he is receiving at the moment.
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Morenets is a senior official in the #85thGTsSS that is supposed to be a sophisticated state cyber hacking enterprise that should be operating with a high level of plausible deniability.
It seems they are incapable of keeping their standards high enough to avoid detection/attribution based on the numerous instances of cyber activity which have recently been attributed to the #GRU.
This would seem to be another role which Morenets is seemingly incapable of fulfilling successfully. In the last year alone the following cyber-attacks have been attributed to the GRU.
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We would like to introduce you to Aleksey Sergeyevich Morenets, a #GRU officer indicted by the US along with 6 others in October 2018. Image
He may look familiar to you? Here he is in our tweet of congratulations to Yevgeny Serebryakov, on GRU day, for his part in the failed attempted hack of the OPCW HQ in The Hague.
Morenets and Serebryakov were part of the team intercepted by the Dutch authorities in April 2018. At the time Morenets was described in the press as a bungling hacker after it was discovered that he had travelled under his real name and date of birth.
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Augenzeugenbericht über das, was in #Odesa am 01./2.05.2014 wirklich geschah.

Freunde, es gab Gestern schon sehr viel und wird heute noch mehr #RussiaIsANaziState-Propaganda geben, die behaupten, dass das #Odesa-Massaker, das sie 2014 selbst inszeniert haben, um eine falsche…… ImageImage

Jetzt bin ich (Die Autorin Anm. von mir) offline, weil meine geistige Gesundheit es nicht erträgt, wenn Russland unsere Opfer, die sie getötet haben, als Menschen vorführt, die sie rächen und betrauern wollen. Das ist so obszön, dass ich fürchte, ich……
OTD im Jahr 2014 hat wohl die @CIA
"#Pro_Russen", die ganz und gar nicht dem #GRU angehörten, dazu gebracht, Benzinbomben zu zünden, die sie unschuldig in ein Odesaer Regierungsgebäude gebracht und vom Dach geworfen hatten, um friedlich den #Imperialismus zu verhindern. ImageImage
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Es braut sich etwas zusammen: Europaweit #DDoS-Attacken auf Ministerien und Behörden, #Ransomware-Angriff auf die Lürssen-Werft... Bei Sicherheitsbehörden und IT-Sicherheitsexperten wächst die Sorge vor einer Mischszene aus Cyberkriminellen und pro-russischen Hacktivisten /1
In den vergangenen Monaten haben sich mehrere Hacker-Gruppen, darunter die Hacktivisten von "Killnet" und "NoName057", aber auch Ransomware-Gruppen zu neuen pro-russischen Kollektiven zusammengeschlossen, um den Kreml mit Cyberaktionen zu unterstützen. /2
In Hacker-Foren und #Telegram-Gruppen wird zu Angriffen auf Ziele in Europa, Nordamerika, die #NATO oder #EU aufgerufen, insbesondere auf kritische Infrastruktur, etwa Krankenhäuser oder Energieversorgung. Die Cyberakteure bezeichnen sich dabei als russische Patrioten. /3
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Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, @h_munzinger got in touch with a source. Over the span of several weeks, Hannes got hold of more than 5000 pages of documents. This secret trove forms the basis of the investigation we’re releasing today #VulkanFiles…
This is a fascinating (and rare!) look into the ambitions of the Russian state. This rather small company of about 135 people was working for the #GRU, the #SVR and the #FSB.…
I will highlight some of the takeaways in the coming hours and days but we have spent many months verifying the details contained within the documents, together with many partners, among others the @guardian…
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Boom! Leaked documents from #Moscow shed light on Vladimir Putin's shadowy cyber-warfare capabilities: hacking, disinformation, propaganda. Here's our story on the #VulkanFiles, supplied by a whistleblower unhappy at Ukraine war and who is now a "ghost"…
Our story follows a months-long investigation into Vulkan, a cyber-security firm in Moscow. Its clients include the #FSB, Putin's old spy agency; the Russian military and the #GRU intelligence agency; and the SVR, the foreign intelligence outfit, emails and multiple docs show
The #VulkanFiles are published today by international media partners and newspapers including @paper_trail_m @derspiegel @SZ @washingtonpost @ZDFfrontal @derStandardat @tagesanzeiger
@lemondefr @istories_media @DRNyheder
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We thought it was time to return to highlighting some of the tech companies with ties to the Russian intelligence services. Today we introduce you to Special Technological Centre Ltd. #STC #СТЦ
In late 2016 STC was sanctioned by the U.S. in the amendment to Executive Order 13964 issued by President Obama.
STC was named as one of three companies that provided material support to the #GRU interference of the Presidential election in 2016 and assisting them in conducting signals intelligence operations.
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Los 25 aeropuertos con más pasajeros en América Latina 2022.

Varios patrones interesantes de observar.

#Bogotá ya rebasó al aeropuerto Guarulhos #GRU de São Paulo y ahora es el 2º con más tráfico en la región.
#aviacion #LatAm
Veamos más ⬇️ Image
#MEX y #CUN siguen destacando en 1er y 4º sitio....

Sin embargo, #SaoPaulo sigue siendo el principal mercado de aviación en la región (más datos sobre esto más adelante en este hilo). Image
Lima #LIM también ya superó a Santiago #SCL en el 5º lugar de esta lista, mientras que #GDL se afianzó entre los 10 de más tráfico. Image
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#Finland's state deputy prosecutor has brought charges of gross misconduct against ethnic #Russia`n spy Georgij Alafuzoff. Alafuzoff has previously served as intelligence chief of @Puolustusvoimat & #EU military staff

#Turpo #Säkpol Image
@Puolustusvoimat Case have been open for years, but #Russia`n full scale operation in #Ukraine & #Finland`s desire to join #NATO has finally led to charges against #Russia`n spy.

He collected secret info & have given it to those who should not get them.

#Turpo #Säkpol
All should ask now how it is even legal & possible to point ethnic #Russia`n to command #Finland`s & #EU military intelligence. Western liberalism has go too far. Russian is Russian in every situation & Russians pursue Russian interests.

#Turpo #Säkpol
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1/ Disinformation Alert 🚨! #NAFO #Ukraine #Russia #Odessa #USA #Russian You might have realized that since 7 days, there is an information ops targeting #Odessa in terms of „forced conscription“. Let’s take a look on this video. #nafofellas
2/ First of all I want to note one special detail which makes the story more funny. The soldiers in the video are really following their lists. The board is completely empty. That is simply bad acting #FSB. 😂 …
3/ when you delete videos because they were old and could point to a earlier use, don’t forget that evidence stays. 😂
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1. #Russia organized an operation to destabilize the situation in #Sweden on religious grounds: #RLI spoke about the plan of the Kremlin and the main actors.

In addition to blocking the application for #NATO membership, the operation of Russian military⬇️…
2. intelligence in #Sweden could increase the level of the terrorist threat in the country. Yes, a copy of the #Koran was publicly burned near the #Turkish embassy in #Stockholm.

"Russian military intelligence probably used the unsuspecting Paludan through Chang Johannes⬇️
3. Frick, who, according to numerous indications, is an agent of the #GRU (Main Intelligence Directorate) of the ₴RussianFederation, recruited to conduct psychological operations. The location of the action is the area in front of the #Turkish embassy in #Stockholm⬇️ Image
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We tweeted in July about the development of a variant to the malware project Drovorub-A1 by Russian tech company AST (АСТ).
Drovorub-A1 was originally developed for the GRU 85th Main Special Service Center (85th GTsSS, в/ч 26165) and dubbed the 'Swiss Army Knife' for hacking Linux.
US agencies warned of the threat posed in a 45-page security alert released in August 2020 and companies such as Schneider Electric offered mitigation to customers in advance of fixes to their operating systems.…
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2022 was a real blood bath for #Russian intelligence services in Europe. Arrests, expulsions and de-conspirations made Russian spy life harder. I have put together quick dashboard with known cases (last 5 years). Let's have a look what we know. 1/🧵
More than 30 cases were revealed in last 5 years across the Europe. Vast majority of them happened in last 12 months. Bulgaria, Germany and Sweden seen most arrests. 2/
Who was recruiting? Based on available data, #GRU is uncontested winner. This shows progressive militarisation of #Russian #intelligence work as well as choice of priorities. 3/
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Russian cultural institutions raise eyebrows in Western counterintelligence. Not without reason. They are seen as a gateway for #SVR #GRU and #FSB. The A.S. Pouchkine Cultural Centre 32, rue Goethe in Luxembourg is also suspected of espionage. A few interesting details 1/10
In an undated interview, former Rossotrudnichestvo official Tatiana Poloskova criticises the cultural institution's involvement with intelligence services. Poloskova is a political analyst and state advisor of the Russian Federation. She knows Putin's power apparatus 2/10
Tatiana Poloskova: "Everyone knows that they are from the #FSB. Of course, no one wants to say that, but in the host countries this label is firmly attached to them. I think this is not so much the result of propaganda as a mistake in our personnel policy“ 3/10
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We have become aware of a large #ICS/#SCADA malware project apparently conducted under a state contract on behalf of the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (#GRU), Main Centre for Special Technologies (#GTsST), military unit 74455.
This military unit also known as #Sandworm is located at the GRU Ulitsa Kirova facility in the Khimki suburb of Moscow. In the past Sandworm has targeted ICS/SCADA, one of the most renowned being the #INDUSTROYER2 hacking attempt of a Ukrainian electrical substation in April 22.
The ongoing project is to cost more than 100 million rubles across three phases and undertaken by several technical defense contractors.
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Some people are promoting the idea of NATO involvement in the war. It's related to the false Kremlin talking point that war is result of so-called 'NATO expansion'

It is a pro-Russia stance folks

NATO arming Ukraine one one thing, but direct NATO involvement is what 🇷🇺wants
Correction: NATO arming Ukraine *is* one thing
There is one troll who goes on and on about it, and they also slip in the idea that sinking Russia's entire Black Sea Fleet is NOT a good idea.

Wonder why? #GRU Image
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I’ve gotten a lot of questions this week about #YevgenyPrigozhin’s public statement about his role as founder of the #WagnerGroup.The incoming is almost too much to handle so I thought I’d lay down a few thoughts here for journalists and other interested parties. 🧵 Image
1/#Prigozhin has had a kind of coming out party over the last few weeks with the buzz surrounding the release of a video showing him making a recruiting pitch to prisoners in a #Russian penal colony. The timing is, of course, curious. Image
2/We can get into the significance of the fact that the prison pictured is in the Mari El Republic in a separate thread--but suffice it to say there are a lot of stakeholders w/ overlapping interests co-located there. Image
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Estimates of the Russian soldiers KIA vary greatly. But it’s not only the total number of losses which is important, but also what kind of specialists were killed. BBC established that Russia has over 900 elite specialists, whose training took years of effort, and mlns of $.
Combined armed units of the Russian military have proven unprepared for assault operations. As a result, tasks that are generally assigned to infantrymen have had to be carried out by special forces, marines, and paratroopers.
E.g. it was reported that #GRU Major Andrey Kunakov died in #Mariupol while ‘sweeping the street’. Usually, street checks in occupied settlements are carried out by second echelon subdivisions. Throwing elite intelligence officers into such missions is strange, to say the least.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 209 - Iniciamos un día más nuestro #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania, que se empeña en no terminar.

🟥 Esto que veis, es la villa de #Ozerne, en #Donetsk, siendo atacada por Rusia.

➡️ 48.900850618667825, 37.91620226200504

🟥 Comparte🙏
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 209 - Este es, para quien no pudiese leerlo, nuestro informe diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania correspondiente a la jornada de ayer.

🟥 Gracias por la difusión.…
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 209 - Por primera vez, desde que comenzó el cerco, las Fuerzas Armadas ucranianas estarían atacando #Lyman desde el noroeste

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#Russia-#Ukraine - "This is the world's 1st #cyber war" #Ukraine Minister of Digital Transformation @FedorovMykhailo tells @BillingtonCyber via prerecorded video

"We repel 99% of #Russia|n attacks on a daily basis" he says
#Ukraine has a vision for an "army of drones" - "Drones are a game-changer" per @FedorovMykhailo

Fedorov says future wars will be fought more with drones than w/people
"#Ukraine has proved to be one of the world's strongest #cyber states" per @FedorovMykhailo, while also asking for continued support in a prerecorded video presentation for @BillingtonCyber
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Following this weekend's crazy 3-day FAILED coordinated attack by Moscow's #GRU keyboard warriors to smear, mass report content & profile to get account permanently banned - will be finding out via German law the person(s) responsible, and applying to be verified.

Have been in touch with Twitter safety.
Twitter safety have marked KT as a journalistic account, and it is being monitored for any malicious 🇷🇺GRU/FSB or other state-backed activity.

Should not suffer the kind of malicious, state controlled attacks anymore, guys!

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ALERT: Just received another 7 block attempts on content. All from today from #GRU @GicAriana's troll/bot network in Germany. This is after the 11 attempts in one go less than 4 hours ago.

#GRU Ariana doesn't NOT like her nefarious methods being exposed

@TorontoPolice @verified ImageImage
And just now another report to block content profile. @TwitterSupport ???? Image
And now a stream of emails trying to block content. ImageImageImage
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This might take a while. Kremlin Troll #GRU Ariana coordinated attack got no less than TEN tweets & profile info reported all in one go from Germany

She's clearly abusing Germany's reporting system. As per German law will be applying for the full details

@TwitterSupport @yoyoel
@TwitterSupport @yoyoel No joke. 10 tweets & profile reported all in one go.

It appears that the woman falsely claiming this account is an "anonymous Kremlin troll/bot network" in IN FACT the one running a Kremlin troll/bot network.. a coordinated attack from Germany ImageImageImageImage
@TwitterSupport @yoyoel One of the tweets Ariana failed to desperately remove, because the thread clearly identifies her as the perpetrator, and it exposes their nefarious methods.
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