DCLeaks And Russian Hackers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Special Counsel Robert Mueller today indicted 12 Russian nationals for allegedly hacking into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The 12 people indicted were all members of a Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges in a midday press conference on Friday, July 13. The indictment charges that the 12 GRU members “intentionally conspired with each other, and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury (collectively the “Conspirators”) to gain unauthorized access (to “hack”) into the computers of US persons and entities involved in the 2016 presidential election, steal documents from the computers, and stage releases of the stolen documents to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election.”

Beginning in June 2016, the conspirators allegedly began to “stage and release” tens of thousands of stolen emails and documents to the internet. But they didn’t created fictitious online personas to release the documents. Two of those “personas” are DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.

Here’s what you need to know.


1. Mueller Charges that the Defendents Launched DCLeaks.com on April 19, 2016, And Immediately Began Using It To Release Stolen Emails

Mueller indictment page 13, DC Leaks

via NY TimesDescription of DCLeaks in the Mueller indictment

According to the indictment, on or about April 19, 2016, the 12 Russian “conspirators” registered the doman name DCLeaks. (They first tried to get the domain name electionleaks.com, but it was unavailable.)
Before the website was shut down, in March 2017, it had gotten over one million page views. The site was used to release stolen emails and documents which had allegedly been harvested by the co-conspirators.
The conspirators “falsely claimed” that dcleaks.com had been registered to “American hacktivists” when, the indictment asserts, it was being run by Russia’s GRU.


2. The DCLeaks Facebook Page, Registered to an Imaginary Person Named Alice Donovan, Was Launched in June 2016

Again, according to the indictment, the conspirators created a DCLeaks Facebook page, which was registered to a pre-existing account under the fictitious name of Alice Donovan.

The indictment charges that the GRU agents also used other pre-existing social media accounts, all registered to fictitious names, to promote DCLeaks. The indictment says the fictitious names included “Jason Scott” and Richard Gingrey.”


3. The DCLeaks Twitter Account Also Started Up in June 2016, And The Tweets Are Still Up

The twitter handle @DCLeaks still has nearly 13,000 followers. But the account stopped tweeting just before the US election: DCLeaks last tweet was on October 31, 2016.

The account was used to tweet stories about Hillary Clinton’s campaign: DCLeaks published lists of Clinton’s donors, along with emails from her fundraisers about their efforts. It also published innuendos about the locations of Clinton’s fundraisers, and made plenty of insinuations about the connections between Clinton’s team and the FBI.

In some cases, the DCLeaks tweets are written in a slightly stilted English and read as if they have been written by someone speaking English as a second language. A tweet put out on September 23, 2016, for example, reads, “Looks like Clinton’s staff doesn’t care about security.Wonder from whom did they learn it…”


4. The Computer Used To Operate @dcleaks Was Also Allegedly Used To Try and Start An Online “Flash Mob”

According to the indictment, the same computer that was used to operate the DCLeaks twitter account was also used “in other efforts to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election”.

For example, the conspirators allegedly used that computer to operate the @baltimoreiswhr twitter account. That account called on US citizens to “[j]oin our flash mob” and post pictures with the hashtage #blacksagainsthillary.

The @baltimoreiswhr account has been suspended.


5. DCLeaks Also Retweeted Left-Leaning Journalists, Or Anyone Who Criticized Clinton

The DCLeaks twitter account retweeted Wikileaks, Glenn Greenwald, and other left-leaning sites whenever they had something negative to say about Hillary Clinton. In particular, DCLeaks worked hard to spread the so-called Podesta emails, a trove of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief of staff, John Podesta.

The hacking of Podesta’s email account was widely attributed to Russia. Wikileaks, which obtained and disseminated the emails, was also accused of ties to Russia. In any case, Wikileaks published over 20,000 pages worth of Podesta’s emails, which were also disseminated by DCLeaks.

The DCLeaks twitter account also retweeted calls for Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower who was convicted of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks.  Chelsea Manning, who was born Bradley Manning, leaked classified military information to Wikileaks while serving as an intelligence analyst with the US military in Iraq.

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juandos

Why did it take so long for the feds to catch onto DCLeaks? It was well known by 9-’16 that there was something extremely questionable about this site…

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God must give wisom to a white in America ,, because blacks and some Chinese enjoy a great liberty in USA ,,but a black in South Africa hates a white ,in India CHRISTIANS and Muslims are seen as a foreigners,,,,,,,,,,,, July 13th, 2018
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Many CHRISTIANS and Muslims in India now stopped eating beef after this incident,,we respect their faith ,, God bless a Hindu,, July 13th, 2018
Telegraph,,,.co.,,,uk
Muslim man beaten to death over rumours he had eaten beef in India
Mohammad Akhlaq was attacked by around 100 people and despite being taken to hospital, police said “his life could not be saved”
Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq ,,
A 50-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death over rumours he had eaten beef, a taboo in India, a Hindu-majority nation.
Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged from his house on the outskirts of the capital and attacked by around 100 people on Monday night, a police officer told AFP.
“When our team reached the spot a crowd was there outside his house. They (police) managed to rescue him and take him to the hospital, but his life could not be saved,” said senior police superintendent Kiran
Indian police said on Wednesday they had arrested six people and “deployed additional personnel to contain any further repercussions”.
Mr Akhlaq’s 22-year-old son was also seriously injured in the attack and was in intensive care at a nearby hospital.
Killing cows is banned in many states of India, a majority-Hindu country that also has sizeable Muslim, Christian and Buddhist minorities.
In March, the state of Maharashtra toughened its ban to make even possessing beef illegal, a move seen by religious minorities as a sign of the growing power of hardline Hindus since nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi came to power.
The rumours that the family had eaten beef began when a calf was reported missing in Dadri village, 22 miles from New Delhi.
“An announcement about the family consuming beef was made at a temple, after which the mob descended on the man’s house,” said Kiran.
The Indian Express quoted Mr Akhlaq’s daughter Sajida as saying the family had mutton in the fridge and not beef.
“They accused us of keeping cow meat, broke down our doors and started beating my father and brother. My father was dragged outside and beaten with bricks,” she told the daily.
But rich Hindus there are selling exporting beef to world countries,,,
USA must ban beef from India,,
Because God does not like this beef politics ,,,
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God bless America.
God bless a White
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Berean Literal Bible
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3;16
Dear Americans,
Something bad is going on in USA as balack white or Mexican,,
It is not good ,
USA is a Whites land,,
Whites are not respected in South Africa,,
So African Americans must live with fear in USA ,,
A black can not dance like a white ,,
Live with fear ,,,
Otherwise God will punish you ..
Whites are giving blacks too much of freedom in USA ,,
This not good for Whites,,,
How blacks treat whites in South Africa,,,?
A black man even abuse a white woman ,,,
But ,,
This blacks want too much of freedom and liberty or they sing and dance in America ,,
This is shame on you ,,
God bless a white.
Amen.
A black boy or a black man must live with fear in America ,,
Because ,,blacks in South Africa do not give respect or see a white as a friend in their land ,,
Even a black abuses a White woman,,
But blacks enjoy all rights in USA ,,
This is not good for America..
Russian relationship with USA is must ,,,,
It is good ,,
It is not a sin,,,
Russians have changed a lot ,
They improved a lot ,,
Please respect Trump ,,
Pardon Russia,,,

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