“Twas the week before 9/11 and all thru the house, not a creature was stirring…. except for all the creatures.” ~ Me
In exactly one week it will be thirteen years since that terrible day. We all remember where we were that day. I myself was deployed. My team and I had just got back onto base after a 3 day gig in the field, and the events were playing out right in front of us on a shitty little CRT TV mounted high in a corner. Nobody was tired anymore and chow didn’t seem so urgent.
I have skirted around writing anything about 9/11 in the past, mainly because it is an issue surrounded by deep feelings from around the nation from grief to anger, and everything in between. I am choosing to write this now because when we say ‘9/11 – Never Forget’ we are mainly concentrating on the ones we lost, on the day and in the time since on related operations around the globe. However, we should never take our eyes of the ball, and ‘never forget’ that they did pull off the unthinkable, and they’d do it again too. In a heartbeat.
Recently, there’s been some events that are not coincidences.
… but they’re still to dumb to realize it.
“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines… ” ~ Muhammad Ali
#ISIS went online viral. Now, do you want to know who’s fueling it? Here we go then. I’m gonna try and not groan on here. But this is important. Most of you know I’ve been going on VERY VOCALLY for years about how the so-called ‘hacktivist’ collective ‘Anonymous’ and their little wannabe offshoots have been ripe for infiltration by foreign terrorist organizations, hell I’ve written numerous blog posts on it; Here’s one of the better ones, mos of you will have seen it, but if not I strongly recommend you check it out. A few others of you out there will remember my spat with ‘TEAM POISON’, one of the many splinter groups of anonymous. They basically phone bombed the UK’s Anti-Terror hotline a few times. Some of their number were apprehended and I wrote a lovely blog post all about that shit, when it happened in 2012. You can catch up with that here.
“Those who don’t know the value of loyalty, can never appreciate the cost of betrayal.” – Unknown Author
So next week, ole Greg Greenwald’s (or whatever his name is) new book comes out, and it’s no coincidence that on the same day, him, Snowden and the Wikileaks tree-huggers will be releasing a cache of the sensitive information ‘Fast Eddie S’ stole from the US. Now we all know what I initially thought about the whole ‘Snowden Affair’ from my previous blog post about it at the time, I’m not gonna go over all that again. If you want the backstory feel free to read it here. Not much has changed my mind since then. In fact, since then we’ve had time to observe the effects of Eddie’s so-called ‘patriotism’ first hand. And that’s what I’m gonna cover today.
It’s been observed, by more than a few well-connected individuals that since Snowden’s theft, defection, and revelations that certain things have changed within certain threat actor camps. For me, most notably, and predictably, the particular threat actor I am referring to is none other than Al-Qaeda. You see, they had a shitty bit of software they developed called ‘Mujahideen Secrets II’, and they used this to encrypt sensitive messages among their top-tier players online. This software was as, like I said pretty shitty, and certain people, in certain places had the ability to monitor/decrypt messages encrypted with said software, thus… well… I’m pretty sure you get the skinny.
Along comes Fast Eddie Snowden.
Posted: 14th March 2014 by th3j35t3r in General, Hacker Tracker
Tags: china pla vape pens
“Never interrupt the enemy while he is making a mistake” ~ Napoleon
First thing I want to stress here is this is a theoretical scenario, theoretical but entirely possible, if not probable.
In case some of you are unaware the Peoples Liberation Army of China has a special unit known as Unit 61398, the analysts over at Mandiant did a giant expose of them last year. I’m not going to labor on all the details as it’s out of scope for this post but, the skinny of why 61398 are important is that they develop and deploy all kinds of malware and other nasties for the sole purpose of infiltrating US systems. These systems are not confined to defense related boxes either. They are actively targeting US manufacturing and other commercial entities, with a view to literally stealing intellectual property. You can bet if Ford are designing a new vehicle the PLA probably already know about it and a vehicle that looks remarkably like our the new Ford, is already rickshaw-dodging around Beijing.
How *might* this be happening?
“It’s a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. One begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
Pre-amble: I have had years of people coming at me using sexual ploys to try and needle my true ID out of me – but this is the first time I have had someone come at me using my ‘dox’ to try and actually get sex. This is a hefty post so here’s a spoiler if you are short on time, you’ll get the skinny straight away, but I highly recommend reading this full post for context and completeness.
The first thing I would like you to take notice of here is the quote above, please bear in mind that I actually tweeted this exact quote out days ago when I started work on this particular blog post. My reasons for pointing this out will become apparent as you (hopefully) enjoy this latest episode of wacky. So what’s been going on then? Well it seems somebody has taken a little shine to me and is more than a little annoyed that, well, to put it bluntly, I have rejected her internet delivered aggressive sexual advances. Here’s the scoop:
So a couple weeks back I get followed by one @RachelMarsden - I briefly glanced at her profile and saw she appeared to be a National Security and Political commentator so I followed back. She almost instantaneously began to make aggressive sexual advances to me in Twitter Direct Messages while also insisting she knew my true identity. I get this kind of thing a lot, so I just blocked her as another troll/failed social engineer. Unfortunately I find myself blocking between 50-100 lunatics a day and so thought nothing of it.
Lots of you are aware that the laptop I used from 2010 to early 2013 now has a new home as an exhibit inside Washington DC’s International Spy Museum. Many people are wondering how the hell it got there, this post will address that question.
The International Spy Museum and friends expressed an interest in acquiring the laptop on loan for a period of five years, to be displayed under glass in their new Weapons of Mass Disruption exhibit. I thought this was such a cool idea. But I had to think about the logistics of getting it there safely and without jeopardizing my own position. It just so happens that one of my followers whom I have a great deal of respect for, offered to be (one of) the links in the chain between me and the museum.
I set about sanitizing the laptop both inside and out, including DBANning the SSD drive multiple times and ‘draining’ the RAM. I removed all serial numbers, drilled the torque screws out so they could not be removed and cleansed the exterior thoroughly to remove prints, etc.
With that done, I packaged it up and set about setting up a chain of 3 people, none of whom know my identity, to relay it to each other with the final link in the chain being in Washington DC, who was willing to walk it directly into the museum personally. Once this was arranged I waited until I was out of town on business with my day job before mailing it to the first link in the chain.
UPDATE: Since this post Joey Ortega has changed his Twitter name from @TheYellowTape to @BTYT_Radio in an attempt to distance himself … from himslelf Lolwat? Yet continues to harass random people and their employers whom he mistakenly believes have connections to my real identity.
The poisonous, obnoxious, obsessive stalker known as NarcoTroll Emick famed for spending the last 2 years of her life hounding me, has FINALLY found a friend. It had to happen sooner or later, and I must say they definitely deserve each other. Both are failed ‘investigators’ both are parasitic trolls spewing lies and bullshit day after day in the hope that something eventually sticks, and most interestingly both are desperate for recognition or fame and they see me as a ‘trophy’ or something. They want to be the one who ‘got me’.
Here’s the sad story of how the NarcoTroll Emick finally found a friend.
It’s a little known fact that Joey Ortega AKA @BTYT_Radio used to approve of my intrepid adventures, so much so that popular culture might have even referred to him as a ‘fanboi’. This all changed after a fateful night a few months back.
“Jesters do oft prove prophets” ~ William Shakespeare – King Lear, Act 5, Scene III.
NOTE: This post has updates below since time of writing. My twitter timeline is bulging with my views and commentary on this whole Edward Snowden/NSA thing, yet everyday there’s a new person asking me ‘ So J, what’s your take on the Snowden thing’ – well here’s my goddam take on the ‘Snowden thing’. Be advised it’s just what I think, and to those waxing on about your freedom of speech, then I’m entitled to mine too and here it is.
Let’s start with Snowden Himself
Posted: 9th June 2013 by th3j35t3r in General
Tags: jester gear, official, shop, store
“Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.” – Bill Gates
To clarify, quantify and justify. Howdy folks. After much deliberation I have decided to bite the bullet and bow to the requests of many and open an online store. I am sure I will come into a lot of critique from the usual set of trolls, but what don’t they whine about?? In order to head off some of the inevitable bad-mouthing and naysayers, I’ll outline my thoughts on the matter at the end of this post, but beware it essentially equates to don’t like it – don’t buy it. Simple eh?
About The Store
I have chosen to open my store at ZAZZLE.COM (international buyers can use the links on the store footer). I’ll be adding new stuff as time goes on, when I can fit in designing etc. Ladies please take note that all shirts can be customized into a ladies cut or color and style via the item details page.
Posted: 20th May 2013 by th3j35t3r in General
I have always tried to support education and those institutions and as you may have noticed I often do class interactions, particularly with students from Utica College and University of Southern Maine. I am often told of ‘case studies’ and assignment tasks that tutors from many places of education set for students based upon my antics. It is a rare occasion that I ever get to see any of the papers, however a few days ago the following tweet popped up in my timeline:
I approached @MilkyCaramel014 and asked if I could take a look at his findings. It was a short paper and I think it was very well put together so in keeping with my policy of support for education, I asked for permission from him to post here on the blog and he kindly agreed. What follows is the paper (verbatim) – written for Mr John Kitzman’s Modern Military History class at Menomonie High School in Wisconsin, by student Dylan Jerald Harmston AKA @MilkyCaramel014