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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 23:38:41 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

#FBI FBI #DOJ DOJ #GRU Counterintelligence #Counterintelligence Online Gaming and GRU – Google Search shar.es/afDyoy twitter.com/i/web/status/164…

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 23:38:41 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 23:38:41 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

Mass killings, Espionage, and the Online Gaming Chats – Google Search shar.es/afDyb0

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 23:38:41 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 23:08:12 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 23:08:12 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

Online gaming chats have long been spy risk for US military thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-t…

Robert Morton @Robert4787

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
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The Washington Post @washingtonpost

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by The Washington Post via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
Michael Novakhov retweeted:

Defense officials told service members not to “post anything in Discord that you wouldn’t want seen by the general public.” But by then, hundreds of secret documents had already spilled out. wapo.st/3MGnb1n

Anders Åslund @anders_aslund

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by Anders Åslund via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
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Ukraine’s Defense Minister Reznikov rightly speaks up: “The transformation of Russia must be on the agenda… Russia must become a democratic federation, go through denazification, extradite criminals, and compensate losses. pravda.com.ua/rus/news/2023/…

Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

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SPIES&VESPERS @SpiesVespers

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by SPIES&VESPERS via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:37:40 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

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“Clash of Kings” and other mobile games might not be the first to come to mind when you think of a communication channel between terrorists. But this is why they are the preferred way to organize and coordinate plans. According to a recent report, the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ), the prime suspect behind the failed coup attempt, used chat rooms of freemium mobile video games to organize the attempt. And this is not the first time a terrorist group orchestrated an attack using the communication capabilities of video games. So how exactly does this work?

A view of a chatroom on “Clash of Kings.” Along with widespread adoption of smartphones, mobile gaming became a huge trend. If you look at the mobile app stores on both iPhones and Android phones, the top revenue list is always dominated by “freemium” city/army building games like “Mobile Strike,” “Clash of Kings,” “Game of War,” and “Clash of Clans.” These games are called “freemium” because they are free to download and play, but there are many things in the game that users can buy with real money (this is the premium part) if they do not want to wait for hours or days to gather enough resources in-game. As many of these games emphasize competition, players who want to get the upper hand willingly spending their money to strengthen their defenses, buy the most powerful weapons or get more soldiers.

The competition aspect of these games also encourages social communication. “Clash of Kings,” “Clash of Clans” and other games make building a community incredibly easy. There are no requirements to set up your own clan or group once you sign up for an account to play the game. Anyone who joins this community is allowed to enter the chatrooms with a special in-game interface. And as these gaming chatrooms are not the first place to look for when taking counterterrorism measures, it is possible to organize all kinds of malicious plans away from inspecting eyes. “The context of games like ‘Clash of Kings’ or similar games also makes it impossible to distinguish a heated chat about current game from an actual attack plan of terrorists,” said Talha Aynacı, the content strategist at BigKazan, a Turkish startup specialized on monetizing freemium games. “In the game, there are soldiers, bombers, buildings, targets and every other military keyword you can think of. Players can also exchange their troops, so if a user says: ‘Send the bombers,’ it’s very hard to understand whether it’s a simple game request or code for initiating a real-life terrorist attack.”

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Mobile games aside, the general concept of using video games to communicate is nothing new for terrorist groups. After the DAESH terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people last year, Jan Jambon, the Belgian federal home affairs minister said that Sony’s gaming console, PlayStation 4, is used by DEASH militants to communicate. According to him, PlayStation 4 is chosen because it’s so hard to monitor. “PlayStation 4 is even more difficult to keep track of than WhatsApp,” he said in a previous debate. A Forbes article at the time said: “With PlayStation 4, it seems likely that simple voice communication could have worked just fine. It’s still difficult for investigators to monitor IP-based voice systems compared to say, a simple cellphone.” To this end, the FBI wanted access to all manner of internet communications, and pushed for it, but the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) did not grant it access to peer-to-peer communications. This includes video gaming chat systems. But that did not stop intelligence agencies from deploying their own spies across the networks to identify terrorists. According to top-secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden in 2013, the NSA, CIA, the Pentagon and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) see online video games as a target-rich communication network that lets terrorists and other criminals “hide in plain sight.” The top-secret papers say the NSA, CIA and other intelligence agencies have spies in “World of Warcraft,” “Second life” and the Xbox Live network to infiltrate terrorist groups’ virtual meetings. According to Snowden’s leaks, this practice became so popular with different agencies that a special “deconfliction” group had to be established to prevent the agents from inadvertently spying on or trying to recruit each other.

But the era of massive, multiplayer online gaming is over now. Today, “Second Life” is a thing of the past. In 2016 “Clash of Kings, “Game of War” and even “Candy Crush” reign. We are in times of mobility, global access and instant action. As the means to communication diversify, so does terrorist groups’ ability to link with each other.

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 22:07:24 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

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WASHINGTON – Step into a U.S. military recreation hall at a base almost anywhere in the world and you’re bound to see it: young troops immersed in the world of online games, using government-funded gaming machines or their own consoles.

The enthusiasm military personnel have for gaming — and the risk that carries — is in the spotlight after Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman, was charged with illegally taking and posting highly classified material in a geopolitical chat room on Discord, a social media platform that started as a hangout for gamers.

State secrets can be illegally shared in countless different ways, from whispered conversations and dead drops to myriad social media platforms. But online gaming forums have long been a particular worry of the military because of their lure for young service members. And U.S. officials are limited in how closely they can monitor those forums to make sure nothing on them threatens national security.

“The social media world and gaming sites in particular have been identified as a counterintelligence concern for about a decade,” said Dan Meyer, a partner at the Tully Rinckey law firm, which specializes in military and security clearance issues.

Foreign intelligence agents could use an avatar in a gaming room to connect with “18 to 23-year-old sailors gaming from the rec center at Norfolk Naval Base, win their confidence over for months, and then, through that process, start to connect with them on other social media platforms,” Meyer said, noting that U.S. spy agencies have also created avatars to conduct surveillance in the online games World of Warcraft and Second Life.

The military doesn’t have the authority to conduct surveillance of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil — that’s the role of domestic law enforcement agencies like the FBI. Even when monitoring members of the armed forces, there are privacy issues, something the Defense Department ran into head-on as it tried to establish social media policies to counter extremism in the ranks.

The military does, however, have a presence in the online game community. Both the Army and the Navy have service members whose full-time job is to compete in video game tournaments as part of military esports teams. The teams are seen as an effective way to reach and potentially recruit youth who have grown up with online gaming since early childhood. But none of the services said they had any sort of similar team playing online to monitor for potential threats or leaks.

Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough said its intelligence activities are primarily focused internationally. In collecting any information on Americans, the Defense Department does so “in accordance with law and policy and in a manner that protects privacy and civil liberties,” she said in a statement to The Associated Press. She said the procedures must be approved by the attorney general.

Instead, the military has focused on training service members never to reveal classified information in the first place. In wake of the online leaks, the department is reviewing its processes to protect classified information, reducing the number of people who have access, and reminding the force that “the responsibility to safeguard classified information is a lifetime requirement for each individual granted a security clearance,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said in a memo issued Thursday following Teixeira’s arrest.

But that may not be enough.

“These various gaming channels are just another form of social networks,” said Peter W. Singer, whose novel “Burn In” centered on attacks on the U.S. that are plotted in a private chamber of an online war game — and where all the plotters use avatars of historical figures to disguise themselves.

Singer, who has advised the Pentagon on future warfare, expects that future espionage and plotting will likely find haven in some of these private online worlds.

“There’s a shift from it being viewed as niche, and for kids to adults using it for everything from marketing and entertainment to criminality,” Singer said. “Is this the future? Most definitely.”

But besides the legal limitations on monitoring these games, the vast number of sites and private chats would be virtually impossible for the Pentagon to manage, Singer said.

“Your answer to this can’t be ‘How do I find it on video game channels?’” Singer said. “Your answer has to be, ‘How do I keep it from getting out in the first place?’”

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Michael Novakhov @mikenov

posted on Apr 15 2023 19:00:01 UTC by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov

My #Opinion – Opinion: GRU’s message delivered via the Pentagon Leaks is: “You spy on us, we spy on you. We have our problem, you have yours (like with the classified info). ‘TISHE. (Teixeira is a portuguese surname coming from “teixo” – GS) BE CALM. LET US DEESCALATE.”… twitter.com/i/web/status/164…

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“Clash of Kings” and other mobile games might not be the first to come to mind when you think of a communication channel between terrorists. But this is why they are the preferred way to organize and coordinate plans. According to a recent report, the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ), the prime suspect behind the failed coup attempt, used chat rooms…
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Bellingcat, an open-source investigation website that relies on public information to research a variety of subjects, was the first to publicly identify the Discord chatroom ‘Thug Shaker Central,’ where Teixeira allegedly posted classified documents under the username ‘The OG.’… twitter.com/i/web/status/164…
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#FBI FBI: Und why iz ziz zo? “Journalists appeared to be ahead of the curve in investigating the recent leak of highly classified Pentagon documents, publicly disclosing the leak and tracing its source before the DOJ announced charges in the case.” Michael Novakhov’s favorite… twitter.com/i/web/status/164…
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Michael Novakhov retweeted: Here’s the latest on foreign counterspace weapons and the growing threats to U.S. national security posed by anti- satellite weapons. #spacethreats #Military #satellite #spacecraft csis.org/analysis/space-thre…
posted 18h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
How open-source investigation site Bellingcat unmasked ‘Pentagon leaker’ Jack Teixeira BEFORE the FBI arrested him by tracing stolen documents to Discord server ‘Thug Shaker Central’ Jack Douglas Teixeira, 21, was arrested by FBI in Massachusetts on Thursday It came hours after… twitter.com/i/web/status/164…
posted 18h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
igor kostyukov – Google Search shar.es/afDx2S english.almayadeen.net/news/…:
posted 18h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
#GorillaGlue racist meme: gorilla glue – Google Search shar.es/afDxHp bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-…
posted 18h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: An Argentinian couple was uncovered as Russian sleeper agents, living under deep cover in Slovenia to #spy for Moscow- a reminder of the danger posed by sleeper cells and the lengths Russia goes to gather intelligence. #Espionage #Russia #NationalSecurity theguardian.com/news/audio/2……
posted 18h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Mr. Teixeira knew “top secret” classification meant that disclosure could cause “exceptionally grave damage” to #NationalSecurity, but when concerned about being caught making the transcriptions in the workplace, he took them home to photograph them. bbc.com/news/world-us-canada……
posted 18h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
#Bellingcat Bellingcat – Google Search shar.es/afDxXD dailymail.co.uk/news/article…
posted 18h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: The 21-year-old accused of leaking classified documents on Discord does not appear to have been acting as a foreign agent or as a whistle-blower, making his case different from more common cases in the 21st Century. nyti.ms/3mFBp7V
posted 18h ago by The New York Times via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: The man who crushed a policeman with a police shield on #Jan6th was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison by a Trump appointed judge who imposes more lenient sentences than other judges in the Capitol riot cases- prosecutors sought a 15 year sentence. nbcnews.com/politics/justice……
posted 18h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

racist meme: gorilla glue – Google Search shar.es/afDx0n wsj.com/articles/new-details…
posted 19h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

#RacistMeme: #GorillaGlue #PentagonLeaks Pentagon Leaks racist meme: gorilla glue – Google Search shar.es/afDx17 twitter.com/i/web/status/164…
posted 19h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
From Discord to 4chan: The Improbable Journey of a US Intelligence Leak bellingcat.com/news/2023/04/…
posted 19h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

Until Jack Teixeira appeared in federal court on Friday morning, the unmasking of the alleged Pentagon leaker had taken on the air of a fascinating mystery novel.Among those vying for starring roles were the online sleuthing group Bellingcat, which on 9 April publicly identified the private Discord server where Teixeira is said to have posted classified…
posted 17h ago via theguardian.com
 

Continue reading the main storyA group liked online war games. But then Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old National Guard airman, began showing members classified documents, they say.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.VideoFederal authorities arrested Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old…
posted 18h ago via nytimes.com
 

Published: 16:47 BST, 14 April 2023 | Updated: 20:54 BST, 14 April 2023 Journalists appeared to be ahead of the curve in investigating the recent leak of highly classified Pentagon documents, publicly disclosing the leak and tracing its source before the DOJ announced charges in the case.Air Force National Guardsman Jack Douglas Teixeira, 21,…
posted 18h ago via dailymail.co.uk
 

Continue reading the main storyBased on the charging documents, Airman Jack Teixeira does not appear to have been acting as a foreign agent, differentiating him from classic spying cases. He also does not appear to have been acting as a whistle-blower.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read…
posted 19h ago via nytimes.com
 

Photo: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images One of the most significant leaks of highly classified U.S. documents in recent history began among a small group of posters on a messaging channel that trafficked in memes, jokes and racist talk. Sometime in January, seemingly unnoticed by the outside world, an anonymous member of a group numbering…
posted 19h ago via wsj.com
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: CCP doesn’t even care about the optics anymore. Human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng & his wife Xu Yan were arrested en route to EU embassy in Beijing.politico.eu/article/china-ar…
posted 20h ago by Theresa Fallon via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Here’s the 2023 Threat Intelligence Summary highlighting the biggest threats we face today- #CyberAttack to physical threats, we must keep ourselves and our communities safe. #Security #ThreatIntelligence #safety #intelligence securityboulevard.com/2023/0… …
posted 21h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: The leaked classified #PENTAGON document revealed that #China tested a long-range hypersonic missile dubbed the ‘DF-27’ that can penetrate the US mainland defenses. #intelligence #defense #threats eurasiantimes.com/china-test…
posted 21h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Looks like a complete (& well-deserved) mess: “Simferopol military court sentences Russian soldier to ten years in prison for killing Russian National Guard officer in Ukraine.” meduza.io/en/news/2023/04/14…
posted 21h ago by Anders Åslund via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: 💬 (1/2) Ukraine will not be satisfied with any other decision of the #NATO summit in Vilnius in July, except for real steps towards its membership in the Alliance, Foreign Minister #Kuleba said.
posted 21h ago by KyivPost via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Alexei Navalny, a leading Russian opposition figure, is suffering from a mysterious stomach ailment and may have been poisoned, his press secretary said. wapo.st/3og6MXn
posted 21h ago by The Washington Post via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: For weeks after Russian troops removed Natalya Zhornyk’s son from school last fall, she had no idea what happened to him. Then came a phone call: “Mom, come and get me.” She began a 3,000-mile journey with a group helping mothers bring their children home. nyti.ms/43y9uHP…
posted 21h ago by The New York Times via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Подозреваемого в утечке документов Пентагона Джека Тейшейру обвинили в незаконном копировании и передаче сверхсекретных материалов. Пока обвинения предъявлены только по одному документу, всего их может быть более сотни svoboda.org/a/podozrevaemomu…
posted 21h ago by Радио Свобода via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Новые санкции США против РФ ударили по Венгрии – члену НАТО и ЕС. В венгерском правительстве уже заявили, что избавятся от спорных активов. Но отношения Будапешта и Вашингтона натянуты, а в стране идет яростная антиамериканская кампания. Подробнее – у DW p.dw.com/p/4Q4DF?maca=rus-tc……
posted 21h ago by DW на русском via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

Michael Novakhov retweeted: ‘A Spy Among Friends’ is a fascinating portrayal of the Kim Philby scandal- valuable insights into the world of espionage and betrayal. A must-watch for history and spy buffs! #ASpyAmongFriends #KimPhilby #Espionage theguardian.com/tv-and-radio…
posted 21h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
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posted 21h ago by Michael Novakhov via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

In recent days, the US Justice Department and Pentagon have begun investigating an apparent online leak of sensitive documents, including some that were marked “Top Secret”.  A portion of the documents, which have since been widely covered by the news media, focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while others detailed analysis of potential UK policies…
posted 20h ago via bellingcat.com
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Alexei Navalny, a leading Russian opposition figure, is suffering from a mysterious stomach ailment and may have been poisoned, his press secretary said. wapo.st/40fCrVT
posted 21h ago by The Washington Post via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

Michael Novakhov retweeted: #Bakhmut Update: #Russian forces continued to advance in Bakhmut on April 14. Geolocated footage showed that #Wagner Group forces made marginal gains in northwestern Bakhmut and advanced in southwestern Bakhmut. isw.pub/UkrWar041423
posted 21h ago by ISW via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Good BBC insight into #Ukraine’s hacker armies on the cyber front line “We feel ourselves like military,” says Oleksandr. “When my country calls me to pick up a rifle I am ready, but hacking Russia now, I feel that I am helpful.” bbc.co.uk/news/technology-65… …
posted 21h ago by Glasnost Gone via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

Michael Novakhov retweeted: Украина способна выиграть в оборонительной борьбе против РФ, заявил министр финансов Германии Кристиан Линднер. Поэтому Западу следует продолжать поддерживать Киев, указал он. Линднер также считает, что ЕС не сможет противостоять РФ без помощи США, и роль НАТО в этом…
posted 21h ago by DW на русском via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Talk about bad tradecraft! A Russian #spy posing as a Brazilian national was caught with a laptop containing details of his cover en route to a job at The Hague, his laptop had a script about himself- note to all spies: keep your tradecraft tight! nypost.com/2023/04/11/shocki……
posted 21h ago by Robert Morton via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 

Michael Novakhov retweeted: Webcam de #LaMolina – April 15, 2023 at 07:31AM
posted 21h ago by Albert Solé via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
 
Michael Novakhov retweeted: Vladimir Kara-Murza’s final address to the court at the conclusion of his trial in Moscow. Fine words. God bless him! meduza.io/en/feature/2023/04…
posted 21h ago by Anders Åslund via Tweets by ‎@mikenov
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