In 2000, the NSA hacked the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

A reader writes, “According to last week’s Shadow Brokers leak, the NSA compromised a DNS server of the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in September 2000, two years after the Iraq Liberation Act and Operation Desert Fox, but before the Bush election.”

report this ad

“News articles on this leak do not mention the hack of an international disarmament organization that works with the UN (except one tweet by @spyblog), just that many of the compromised servers belong to universities or are in China.”

Technical sources:

1. https://twitter.com/musalbas/status/793001139310559232
See second-to-last line. (@snowden retweeted this.)

opcwdns.opcw.nl___195.193.177.150

2. http://www.networkworld.com/article/3137065/security/shadow-brokers-leak-list-of-nsa-targets-and-compromised-servers.html
See link to spreadsheet by Matt Swann. Note timestamp of September 9, 2000.

Hostname: opcwdns.opcw.nl
IP: 195.193.177.150
OS: sparc-sun-solaris2.6
Timestamp: 20000906-160642
Tools: jackladder

3. https://www.sidn.nl/?language_id=2
Because opcw.nl no longer resolves, search for opcw.nl in the Dutch domain registry to confirm that OPCW has owned it since 1994.

Domain name: opcw.nl
Status: active
Registrant: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Prep. Comm.)
Administrative contact: postmaster@opcw.nl
Registrar: Verizon Nederland B.V.
H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 123
1096AM AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Technical contact(s): postmaster@opcw.nl
DNSSEC: no
Domain nameservers: ns.nl.net
opcwdns.opcw.org
Creation Date: 1994-04-10
Updated Date: 2010-03-15
Record maintained by: NL Domain Registry

report this ad

In August, anonymous hacker(s) dumped a cache of cyberweapons that appeared to originate with The Equation Group, an elite, NSA-affiliated hacking squad.

READ THE REST

49190227.cached

A former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who worked with the National Security Agency will face charges of espionage in a case involving 50 terabytes or more of highly sensitive NSA data the government says were stolen.

READ THE REST

national_security_agency_headq

What do you do if your ailing internet giant has been outed for losing, and then keeping silent about, 500 million user accounts, then letting American spy agencies install a rootkit on its mail service, possibly scuttling its impending, hail-mary acquisition by a risk-averse, old economy phone company? Just cancel your investor call and with […]

READ THE REST

While I wouldn’t normally find a USB hub very interesting, this 28-port hub caught my eye. The MondoHub Master USB Hub is seriously the biggest USB hub I’ve seen, period. Plug it into your PC or Mac to go from two to 28 USB ports. Four of those ports feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for ridiculously fast data transfer […]

READ THE REST

781a84abefed36b864404e00e27cf184e54f2229_main_hero_image

There are a lot of solar chargers out there, but the Water-Resistant Dual-USB Solar Charger is one of the best deals I’ve seen. It’s much more compact than your typical solar chargers, which tend to be very brick-like. And yet it still packs an impressive 5000mAh of power.The charger itself can be powered via solar energy or USB depending […]

READ THE REST

Artificial intelligence isn’t just a movie, it’s an extremely in-demand career path that is fueling the future of technology. The new Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle was created to introduce you to the skills you need to become a deep learning professional.These skills are what build everything from self driving cars to Siri, and companies […]

READ THE REST

report this ad

コメントをどうぞ

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *