Will Russia Get Blamed for Friday’s DNS Attack?

cyber-outageBy Kurt Nimmo

A denial of service attack has knocked out Twitter, Netflix, and other large corporate websites.

Wait for it.

Russia will probably be blamed.

TechCrunch reports:

A major cyberattack against an internet directory knocked dozens of popular websites offline today, with outages continuing into the afternoon.

Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Shopify, and other websites have been inaccessible to many users for most of the morning. The outages are the result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the DNS provider Dyn, the company confirmed. The outage was first reported on Hacker News.

According to the White House, the Department of Homeland Security is looking into the outage.

Bruce Schneier, a technology expert, wrote in September he thinks a state actor is probing Internet vulnerabilities ahead of an effort to take down the Internet.

Who would do this? It doesn’t seem like something an activist, criminal, or researcher would do. Profiling core infrastructure is common practice in espionage and intelligence gathering. It’s not normal for companies to do that. Furthermore, the size and scale of these probes — and especially their persistence — points to state actors. It feels like a nation’s military cybercommand trying to calibrate its weaponry in the case of cyberwar. It reminds me of the US’s Cold War program of flying high-altitude planes over the Soviet Union to force their air-defense systems to turn on, to map their capabilities.

He mentions China, but that doesn’t fit the current narrative Russia’s behind the latest spate of cyber attacks and is attempting to sabotage the American selection, excuse me, election.

It’s a foregone conclusion Russia is to blame for cyber attacks. From The Washington Post in mid-September:

Russian hackers appear to be pushing the limits. In recent weeks, the apparent targets have included the electronic files of the Democratic National Committee, the private emails of former secretary of state Colin Powell, and personal drug-testing information about top U.S. athletes.

The Obama administration is considering how to respond. As in most strategic debates, there’s a split between hawks and doves. But there’s a recognition across the U.S. government that the current situation, in which information is stolen electronically and then leaked to damage and destabilize U.S. targets, is unacceptable.

Last week Joe Biden issued a threat. He said the national security state will respond to meddlesome Russian hackers “at the time of our choosing” and “under the circumstances that have the greatest impact.”

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The CIA is already on the case. “Intelligence officials told NBC News that CIA has already begun ‘opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation,’” the New York Post reported after Biden made his remarks.

The ultimate decision on whether to launch to cyber attack would rest with President Obama, officials said. Sources told NBC News that there are diverging view within the administration about how to proceed.

“I think unless we stand up to this kind of cyber attack from Russia, we’ll only see more and more of it in the future,” Admiral Stavridis said.

Obama? Probably not.

Hillary Clinton?

Bet on it.

Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writer of Infowars.com.

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7 Comments on "Will Russia Get Blamed for Friday’s DNS Attack?"

  1. It should be obama, he gave away rights to the U.S. Internet system…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark

  2. Probably lies at the feet of ICANN and the no-name potus, Soros, and the hillbillygoat crime syndicate.

    • Ironically, CFR and Globalist stooge Ester Dyson, the founding chairwoman of ICANN, is a huge booster of the Trilateral Commission’s pet project Skolkovo, Russia’s version of Silicon Valley a UN Sustainable Smart City rising up with the help of the biggest global elite players including Boeing, Bill Gates’ Microsoft, Cisco, DOW, General Electric, IBM, Intel, Samsung, Siemens, etc., PLUS a firm run by Hillary’s election chairman,Trilateral Commission member John Podesta.

      Hillary’s State Dept. Russia Reset program with collaboration of big tech giants transferred sensitive and classified US technology (some with military applications) to Skolkovo generating an FBI warning.

      AFAIK, Donald Trump hasn’t revealed any of these connections. A lot of strange bedfellows…

  3. Because Russia is at war with twitter, netflix and soundcloud.

    What better way to make the Russians appear to be the enemies of the people, by denying them access to the Goyim “feed” and blaming it on the Russians. What we need is a common enemy.

    Just wait until they take down fakebook…After learning that the Russians are responsible, people will be actually using their phones to make calls to their representatives telling them to kill those bastards!

  4. Why would Bill Gates’ Microsoft and other western tech along with military industrial giants be actively helping Russia advance its technology base in a Russian based UN ‘compound’ if the result might threaten US communication security? Kabuki, again?

    Intelligence infowar wonks have been using Russia as a wedge to further divide Americans, and westerners in general. Exactly why Russia formerly protested UN Human Rights High Commissioner Jordan Prince Zeid’s acrimonious screed against populists, nationalists, and those questioning the resettlement of middle east refugees specifically naming pols such as Trump, LaFarge, Le Pen, and Wilders. This news was jumped on by some outlets framing the story as Russia defending Trump for his “anti Muslim” stance adding more fuel to the convictions of Trump-bots he is their answer to fighting globalism and the global elite gutting of Christianity in lock step with Putin…..who happens to be Kissinger’s special close friend.

  5. In Sweden Twitter also was down on Friday, i think it was some other sites too.
    And media and authority at once blame Russia for it here in Sweden.
    I could reach Twitter again late in the Friday evning.

  6. This probably originates a lot closer to Langley in Virginia or some place in Maryland rather than the fictional account that’s going to be offered up by the criminals running the military/industrial complex who through their crooked lying media will say this comes from somewhere deep inside Russia or China. This has the marks of starting from the enemies within this country instead of some fictional group of outlaw hackers that probably learned the trade from the CIA that seems very convenient for those false accusers saying as much. I don’t believe anything I hear or read from this group ever…

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