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."
"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."
See second-to-last line. (@snowden retweeted this.)
See link to spreadsheet by Matt Swann. Note timestamp of September 9, 2000.
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
Registrant: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Prep. Comm.)
Administrative contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Verizon Nederland B.V.
H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 123
Technical contact(s): email@example.com
Domain nameservers: ns.nl.net
Creation Date: 1994-04-10
Updated Date: 2010-03-15
Record maintained by: NL Domain Registry
The Cyber Independent Testing Lab is a security measurement company founded by Mudge Zadko (previously), late of the Cult of the Dead Cow and l0pht Heavy Industries and the NSA's Tailored Access Operations Group; it has a unique method for assessing the security of devices derived from methods developed by Mudge at the NSA.
Well, pretty much everyone saw this lawsuit coming.
Andy Greenberg (previously) is Wired's senior security reporter; he did amazing work covering Russian cyberwarfare in Ukraine, which he has expanded into a forthcoming book: Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers (I read it for a blurb and a review; it's excellent).
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