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Journalist β€’ Co-founder DDoSecrets β€’ FOIA @MuckRock β€’ Π‘Γ‘Π±Π°-Π―Π³Γ‘ of the Infosphere β€’ Published leaks from 40+ countries β€’ Wife of @brazendyke β€’ (they/she)
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27 Sep
#DDoSecrets just released approximately 5 gigabytes of emails, chat logs, members and donor lists and other files from the servers of the far-right extremist group, the Oath Keepers Image
Data from #OathKeepers leaked online after alleged hack dailydot.com/debug/oath-kee…

The breach includes emails, chat logs, and details on members and donors.
Tips for journalists digging into the data:

* Check the GiveSendGo data for crowdfunds referenced in the chats for additional donor data

* Search for member addresses at/near military bases and abbreviations like AFB

* Search for members w/ military/police titles/abbreviations
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3 Sep
oh...

cool......

a #ransomware group exposing some of the IP addresses of the people who've accessed their files................

.......including the ones that uploaded the files...................
AFAICT, they aren't tor nodes or VPNs, so they're part of the infrastructure the #ransomware group uses, most likely infected machines because despite their mistakes I don't think they'd expose *their* IPs.

But what's significant *is* the lack of tradecraft and sophistication.
This #ransomware group isn't big, but in the past few months they've publicly claimed a few dozen victims and leaked files for about a quarter of them, small batches for each.

They show few signs of technical sophistication. The companies they've hit don't care about that.
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3 Sep
One of those #FOIA documents that's too fascinating for what it actually is muckrock.com/foi/san-jose-3…

... ::shakes head:: i need coffee
I always forget how good coffee actually is Image
::Runs caffeine-screaming through the DDoSecrets chat:: Image
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1 Mar
All #DDoSecrets is doing is giving data to journalists and researchers.

That's it. The result, is this...

Meanwhile I'm told that Gab's claim about fixing the SQL injection vulnerability is incorrect, and the vulnerability can still be seen in their public codebase.
You can watch Gab scramble to gut their codebase in real-time lol code.gab.com/gab/social/gab…
"We have to destroy the codebase in order to save it" - Gab engineers
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26 Feb
Gab's freaking out and #DDoSecrets hasn't even announced anything yet. news.gab.com/2021/02/26/all…
Anyway,

Yes, we have the data.

No, no one's working with the hackers like that.

No, I won't say more right now.

Yes, there'll be more info soon enough.
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13 Apr 20
NEW: It took four years but I just got some newly declassified CIA reports studying the Soviet Union's use of "black magic", telepathic mind control and "psychotronic generators" – devices they said turned people into psychics and let them move objects with their minds. #FOIA ImageImageImage
CIA originally denied the request, refusing to confirm or deny the existence of the records by citing "intelligence sources and methods" but we won't read too much into that Image
It probably doesn't need to be said, but: Image
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