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Ars: Researchers find fake data in Olympic anti-doping, Guccifer 2.0 Clinton dumps

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Gattsu25

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Couldn't fit Ars Technica's full name in the thread title.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dump, released by a group calling itself "Fancy Bears," was found by WADA's incident response team to contain altered information. "WADA has determined that not all data released by Fancy Bear (in its PDF documents) accurately reflects [Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS)] data," a spokesperson for WADA wrote in a post on the investigation. The attackers gained access by stealing ADAMS credentials through "spear phishing" e-mails sent to IOC officials who owned the accounts. The attack was similar to the e-mails sent to DNC and Clinton campaign officials earlier this year.

This fits into a pattern tied to recent hacks by "Fancy Bear" and other groups—organizations that researchers and government authorities believe are connected in some way to the Russian intelligence community—being used for misinformation. Some of the data in the initial Democratic National Committee "dump" by the entity calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 was revealed to have been altered, and that leaked metadata indicated files had been edited by someone who spoke Russian. While the latest "leak" from Guccifer 2.0 allegedly against the Clinton Foundation's network contains no such smoking guns, the metadata does exist and suggest data came from previous "Fancy Bear" breaches at the DNC and other organizations that used the DNC's network.

Forensic examination of the Guccifer 2.0 Clinton files specifically suggests the files came from previous breaches of the DNC and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

More at the source: http://arstechnica.com/security/201...ympic-anti-doping-guccifer-2-0-clinton-dumps/

This really doesn't come as a surprise to me at all. Regarding the "Clinton" hack, it just reeks of desperation to try to smear her.

Regarding the hack on Olympian medical data, here's some more context from WADA with even more available in their update @ https://www.wada-ama.org/en/media/news/2016-10/cyber-security-update-wadas-incident-response:
  • Additionally, WADA has advised all ADAMS users to vigilantly monitor their electronic communications and remain alert for attempted phishing schemes. In this regard, WADA was informed last week that some users have received suspicious emails, purportedly from WADA’s Deputy Director General, Rob Koehler, advising them that WADA’s President wanted to speak with them regarding the cyber-attacks. To be clear, no such email was ever sent by the Deputy Director General. Please remain vigilant to such scams
  • It should also be noted that in the course of its investigation, WADA has determined that not all data released by Fancy Bear (in its PDF documents) accurately reflects ADAMS data. However, we are continuing to examine the extent of this as a priority and we would encourage any affected parties to contact WADA should they become aware of any inaccuracies in the data that has been released.

IMO, this is why news agencies need to be more careful when reporting on information gleamed from state hackers.

Retroactively edit my posts to incriminate me if old.
 

HStallion

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No surprise here. People will eat this stuff up regardless because it confirms their bias. Its funny because right after I see the stories on GAF I see people on my facebook feed going,"See! This confirms it now!" for the very same stories.
 

commedieu

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So what you're saying is that I printed out the Ben Ghazi folder and sent to authorities for nothing?

God dammit.
 

WedgeX

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And yet people continue to dismiss Russia's newfound attempts at discrediting the US and Democratic Party.
 

Toxi

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No surprise, it's not like the gullible people who eat this shit up will care.
 

Dr.Acula

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That's why whistle-blowers are so important to protect, and why journalists need to protect their sources. Anyone can just publish documents, it's the corroborating testimony of insiders that validifies the documents.
 

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'Pay to play' folder in the Clinton leaks is all I needed to see to know it was fake.

Folder should've been named "TOP SECRET INCRIMINATING DOCUMENTS HERE. HOPEFULLY NOBODY FINDS THESE BECAUSE THEN WE'D BE IN REAL TROUBLE!" instead. Would've been more subtle.
 

Lego Boss

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Wow. Leaks on steroids. Or steroids on leaks.

I don't know what to believe any more. Perhaps the whole world is cheating?
 

Netherscourge

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This is why I don't get that excited over leaks.

There's no way to confirm if anything "leaked" is real or just made up shit to benefit someone's agenda.
 

entremet

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They're all doping.

Let's just end this charade.

The tests are notoriously easy to pass. Notice all the recent high profile incidences were not based on test results but eye witness accounts?

Drugs are also always getting better and harder to track. Look at the ICOC drug testing bill. It's crazy.
 

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This is why I don't get that excited over leaks.

There's no way to confirm if anything "leaked" is real or just made up shit to benefit someone's agenda.

I actually disagree with the use of the word "leaked" when discussing these hacks. I assume you do as well hence the air-quotes.

Leaking information is what a whistleblower or PR agency does (in the case of a controlled leak).
Releasing information acquired through a hack is not a leak, it's releasing hacked data. That's why I try to universally use the word "hack" when discussing these incidents.

There hasn't been a single leak released by these guys.
 
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I bet Ass-ange is happy about this. Casts reasonable doubt on everything he may try to leak this next month.
 
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