Ukraine Says Its Telecom Service Under "Brazen" Cyber Attack

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Members of the Ukrainian parliament have had their mobile phones hacked by equipment installed in Russia-controlled Crimea, according to the nation's security services. Reuters reports that "an IP-telephonic attack is under way on mobile phones of members of Ukrainian parliament for the second day in row."


Via Reuters,

"I confirm that an IP-telephonic attack is under way on mobile phones of members of Ukrainian parliament for the second day in row," Valentyn Nalivaichenko told a news briefing.


"At the entrance to (telecoms firm) Ukrtelecom in Crimea, illegally and in violation of all commercial contracts, was installed equipment that blocks my phone as well as the phones of other deputies, regardless of their political affiliation," he said.


"The security services are now seeking to restore at least the security of communications," he said. "All state information security systems were unprepared for such a brazen violation of the law."

Hardly surprising but not exactly the actions of a nation that has "folded" on Ukraine as stocks seem to suggest.

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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:20 | 4514975 Johnny Cocknballs
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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:28 | 4515007 Almost Solvent
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Attack traced by NSA back to Langley, Va. 


Film @ 11

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:34 | 4515035 Supernova Born
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Angela Merkel says join the club.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:49 | 4515091 Antifaschistische
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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:17 | 4515210 Skateboarder
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They just upgraded to Windows XP in Russia. BAM. Hackers everywhere.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:33 | 4515026 Millivanilli
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All your words are belong to us.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:01 | 4515140 disabledvet
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"consider events on the ground as your orders."

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:22 | 4514977 DeadFred
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Next thing you know they'll be recording the calls and storing it in Utah oops Siberia

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:27 | 4515004 maskone909
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Lol yeah so i guess they all have iphones and xboxes

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:30 | 4515018 ebworthen
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Gathering XBOX gamer data to recruit future drone pilots no doubt.

The iPhone tapping is to find hotties to seduce.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:09 | 4515166 freedogger
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It's gone farthar than that, they are already elevating the good players to real missions. The players just don't know they are working for free. 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:37 | 4515470 BlackChicken
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Enders' Game...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:31 | 4515020 Unknown Poster
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Who would have thought that it is a "brazen violation of the law".

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:49 | 4515089 ebworthen
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Certainly not the N.S.A.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:50 | 4515094 Anusocracy
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Certainly not the US Gov.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:03 | 4515149 disabledvet
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Or even USA...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:26 | 4514995 mrblah
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How else will the flow of leaked audio be released?

What is it with these Ukrainians, they seem to expect hugs. Pansies.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:27 | 4514997 Whoa Dammit
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And soon it will be discovered that the real problem with their phones is that the bill wasn't paid.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:14 | 4515152 Independent
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+1000 hehehe

Well they can cure their gas shortage upcoming problems by eating a ton of GMO Beans grown by Monsanto in Ukraine and lighting up their farts.

Wonder how much those goons in Kiev are going to sell the best farmland in the world for...the Chinese were paying good money just for leasing....I guess they will give it to Nulands Zion Farm Kibbutz International for less than what we payed for Alaska, after all I think both countries are about the same size.

Now you certainly dont think all those billions of dollars are going to Ukraine taxpayers, most of it is meant for offshore accounts for Nuland and her friend's NGO bills, lets see printing five tshirts 5 million dollars suckers (the payout for the graphic design logo in made Israel is only a Billion Dollars, and the NGO destabilization conferences in Hawaii another billion dollar in travel funds), at least with leased land to China they would of gotten it back after 20 years, with the new deal they will have the land sold from underneath their feet and they will have to go live and clean house somewhere in Europe to have a roof over their heads.

I wonder if those two hoes from RT that quit recently, if they are going to lock up their new Ukrainian house servants and beat them up and not pay them from their new Zion Network TV million dollar contracts.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:32 | 4515272 TheFourthStooge-ing
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...wait, not sounds right.....


Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:29 | 4515010 ebworthen
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And here in the U.S.A. we have our own military hacking into our phones and computers and email accounts.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:29 | 4515011 chemystical
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and all of their telecom records and bills are already routed through Haifa*.

or is that "...paid by Haifa"?

* see: Amdocs


Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:30 | 4515016 b_thunder
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Putin to Ukraine: Those credit card numbers you stole from Target - give them to MEEEE!!!


Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:30 | 4515019 alien-IQ
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yeah...that would never happen in Amerika.


Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:32 | 4515027 TideFighter
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Loud is Russians, phones don't need.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:36 | 4515048 denverdolomte
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I can't f'ing wait to hear the US reaction to this......


Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:37 | 4515050 nah
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i hear you knocking but you cant come in bitchez

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:39 | 4515058 Bill of Rights
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Well drop the CELL and go SAT problem solved

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:39 | 4515059 chump666
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It's an IP attack, not a hack.  Similar to Putin's beat-down of Bitcoin.  That 'fo going all out.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:23 | 4515068 NOZZLE
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press 1 for borscht, press 2 for vodka,  press 3 for Russian whores, press 4 to hear this message in Mexican, press 5 for beluga caviar tacos, press six to have Putin stop by and break your kneecaps

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:45 | 4515078 Atomizer
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Per this ZH post at timestamp. -39 percent attack traffic level. NSA must need more monies to track unknown patsies to find a target and execute.


Then the struggle in who’s going to pay for Ukraine’s child support arrears gas payment . Fuck you communist party, if living in the US, Ukraine or EU. You will be snuffed out, legally. Live in fear, just look at the phone you use.. Your fucked seven ways to Sunday!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:01 | 4515137 tokengator
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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:46 | 4515079 Son of Captain Nemo
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Since Keith Alexander, Mike McConnell among other "Harpies" that helped craft the Patriot Act declaring whatever means necessary be used at our disposal in combating a "cyber event" in defending ourselves and our allies (I'm assuming now this means both NATO and non-NATO members) or whomever we decide to bring into our sphere of influence at the time and place of our choosing... Shall we assume this will be the false flag that starts it with Russia?

First they'll blame an "alleged attack" through cyberspace was hatched by the Russian government on Ukraine, then of course we will be attacked?...

After all.  Collapsing skyscrapers as a pretext to invade and occupy other Nation's for the raw materials and infrastructure they possess is just too damned messy and prohibitively expensive in the clean up department.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:57 | 4515120 Cacete de Ouro
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The future is bright, the future is Orange

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:08 | 4515163 disabledvet
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"division of labor" becomes
"divisions"...just like that.

this has all the "markings" of a trap...
that has been sprung.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:05 | 4515155 SameAsItEverWas
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How could anything TCP/IP block their cellphones?

Ukraine has GSM 900/1800 networks for regulat cellphones and they use European 3G 2100 MHz for Android and Ios. 



Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:40 | 4515301 ILikeBoats
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True, but once it hits fiber or high speed copper lines line DS3 etc. it is not travelling over the cell network, it travels over the Internet (basically).  So the SIP protocol which 99% of carriers use, looks a lot like the HTTP protocol.  And just like the HTTP protocol has the"Host:" header in the requests to this website, so the SIP protocol has a field where the phone number is plainly displayed.  Therefore it is trivial to set up a SIP proxy that simply examines all in and out calls and blocks calls made to a list of numbers.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:56 | 4515514 Independent
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Damn you sharp ILikeBoats, stick around ZH man we love having technical experts here to teach us some of the ins and outs.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:48 | 4515334 post turtle saver
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say hello to MPLS bitchez

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:10 | 4515171 navy62802
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Assuming the news is accurate, I would expect a Russian advance in the next 24 - 72 hours.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:58 | 4515841 Debugas
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NSA installing its services ?

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