Not long after Tamerlan Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon, investigative reporter Michele McPhee went looking for answers. What she discovered, detailed in this exclusive excerpt from her new book, Maximum Harm, might just change how you think about our government and law enforcement forever.
In a win for government-transparency advocates, the FBI has agreed to turn over records it created when it spied on two anti-war journalists and pay $299,000 to settle their attorneys’ fees.
Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told The DCNF Monday that “somebody blew a hole in the wall between national security secrets and partisan politics.” This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall.”
The FSB officers accused by the U.S. justice Department are Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchyn. For ordering them since 2014 to December 2016 allegedly worked with hackers Alexey Belan and Baratov Karim. The latter was arrested yesterday in Canada, has dual citizenship, Canada and Kazakhstan. It is expected that the partnership was “mutually beneficial” – the special services received closed personal big data citizens and companies (e.g., database of customers and orders) and access confidential correspondence of high-ranking officials, and hackers stole credit cards and digital wallets for personal enrichment.22-year-old Karim Baratova, for example, was owned Mercedes-Benz C54 and convertible, Aston Martin DBS, and sports cars with six-digit price tag in dollars, which he loved to sit in social networks, and which will now be used as evidence.
What has also gone unmentioned is that at a time when Russia and the US would be staring each other down on a “cyber” battlefield, Putin just apparently took out a number of the key players in that field. No one has mentioned that, but even if these guys were working both sides in a manner that brought value to Putin, having them removed may leave holes in Russia’s cyber offense for the near future.
Despite earlier denials, two former FSB officers and one former Manager of “Kaspersky Lab” is really charged with treason in favor of the United States, said the lawyer of one of arrested. So loud “the case of the Russian hacker” has become overtly spyware shade, from what we can make several important conclusions.
On Jan. 3, outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order directing the National Security Agency – America’s 60,000-person-strong domestic spying apparatus – to make available raw spying data to all other federal intelligence agencies, which then can pass it on to their counterparts in foreign countries and in the 50 states upon request.