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[–] alalzia 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

So the US is spending a fuckton of money in the military yet they are still so insecure that destroying the average Joe's internet experience is an option .

A couple of centuries from now with USA a distant memory they will still be remembered for their historical paradox of weakness through strength .

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[–] derram 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/cXXkq :

US officials: Kaspersky “Slingshot” report burned anti-terror operation | Ars Technica

"Unnamed US intelligence officials told CyberScoop that Kaspersky's report had exposed a long-running Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) operation targeting the Islamic State and Al Qaeda."

'The publication of the report, the officials contended, likely caused JSOC to abandon the operation and may have put the lives of soldiers fighting ISIS and Al Qaeda in danger. ', "A malware campaign discovered by researchers for Kaspersky Lab this month was in fact a US military operation, according to a report by CyberScoop's Chris Bing and Patrick Howell O'Neill."

'JSOC is part of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and has in the past incorporated electronic warfare and signals intelligence units in its operations as part of its "special reconnaissance" mission. ', "Kaspersky's report showed Slingshot had targeted computers in countries where ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic terrorist groups have a presence or recruit: Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo."


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[–] HighEnergyLife 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm sure they got banned in the states for outing gov ops (against citizens) in the first place

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[–] EVERYBODYPANIC 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

USA gov created ISIS. USA gov created Slingshot program to fight ISIS. What am I missing here?

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[–] Jeckle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The alternative to playing whack-a-mole. It's ugly but apparently works.

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[–] MadWorld 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Some hooknose guys rubbing their hands.

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[–] cecondpercon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The new battlefield

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[–] Thanhhangn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

oh

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[–] kjell 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Since it was pointed out to me a few days ago, every Ars article seems to consist of an excuse for something. It doesn't matter what it is. Phone batteries exploding? Well you shouldn't overcharge it. Russian security company tracks down malware? They just blew an op.

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[–] Naught405 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

here it's just built into the infrastructure

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