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PILLED IN KANSAS AND GEORGIA.
THERE’S A LOT GOING ON. I WANT TO START TONIGHT WITH AN
INTRIGUING PIECE OF NEWS OUT OF SPAIN.
NOW, THIS IS AN FBI STORY, BUT THE FBI IS OFFICIALLY NOT
COMMENTING ON IT. SO I WILL TELL YOU AT THE OUTSET
WE’RE ON OUR OWN. THIS IS A WEBSITE CALLED SPAM
HOUSE WHICH SOUNDS LIKE A DELICIOUS IDEA FAR DOWNSCALE

RETRO HAWAIIAN FAST FOOD PLACE. IT’S AN ONLINE INTERNATIONAL
CLEARINGHOUSE FOR INFORMATION AND NEWS AND STATISTICS AND
LEADS ABOUT THE WAYS PEOPLE USE THE INTERNET TO COMMIT CRIMES
AND STEAL STUFF. IT’S ABOUT SPAM AND HACKING AND
MALAWARE AND VIRUSES, ALL THE MEANS PEOPLE USE TO MOUNT ONLINE
ATTACKS. THEY’VE DONE THEIR BEST AT SPAM
HAUS TO MAKE THE WORST SPAMMERS IN THE WORLD VERY FAMOUS.
OBVIOUSLY THIS IS THE SORT OF CRIME THAT YOU CAN COMMIT
WITHOUT ANYBODY EVER LAYING EYES ON YOU, BUT SPAM HAUS HAS DONE
THEIR BEST TO CREATE AN FBI STYLE TEN MOST WANTED LIST FOR
SPAMMERS, QUOTING FROM SPAM HAUS, DO UP TO 80% OF SPAM
TARGETED AT INTERNET USERS AROUND THE WORLD IS GENERATED BY
A HARD COREY GROUP OF 100 KNOWN PERSIST TANT SPAM GANGS WHO’S
NAMES, ALIASES ARE DOCUMENTED IN THE REGISTER OF KNOWN SPAM
OPERATIONS DATABASE. AND THEY POST THAT EXPLANATION
RIGHT ALONG WHAT IS BASICALLY THEIR VERSION OF THE TEN MOST
WANTED LIST. THIS TOP TEN CHART OF SPAMMERS
IS BASED ON SPAM HAUS’S VIEW OF THE HIGHEST THREAT, LEAST
REPENTANT, MOST PERSIST TANT AND JOURNAL THE WORST OF THE CAREER
SPAMMERS CAUSING THE MOST DAMAGE ON THE INTERNET CURRENTLY.
IF YOU NEED TO PUFF UP YOUR PATRIOTIC PRIDE A LITTLE BIT,
WORRYING ABOUT WHETHER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS NOT
HOLDING OUR OWN REST ASSURED TURNS OUT WE’RE DOING GREAT.
OF THE TOP TEN WORST SPAMMERS IN THE WORLD, SEVEN OUT OF THE TEN
ARE USA, USA! TWO OF THE TEN ARE FROM UKRAINE.
AND THERE’S ONE GUYN’T LIST WHO’S BEEN ON THAT LIST FOR A
LONG TIME WHO IS RUSSIAN. AND THIS IS THE NEWS.
THE RUSSIAN GUY JUST GOT ARRESTED.
HE IS KNOWN ONLINE HAS PETER IS A VERA.
HE’S ALSO KNOWN AS PETER LEV SHOVE.
ACCORDING TO SPAM HAUS.ORG HE’S A SPAMMER WHO WRITES AND SELLS
VIRUS, SPAMMING SPAM WARE AND BOTTOM NET ACCESS.
HE’S PROBABLY INVOLVED IN THE WRITING AND RELEASING OF
ADVISORS AND TROJANS. HE’S ONE OF THE LONGEST CRIMINAL
SPAM LORDS O ON THE INTERNET. NOW, THE REASON THIS KIND OF
CRIMINAL ARREST IS NOW AMERICAN POLITICS NEWS IS BECAUSE ONE OF
THE THINGS WE’VE ALL HAD TO LEARN IN REPORTING AND
UNDERSTANDING THE STORY OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HACKING OUR
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION LAST YEAR, ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAD TO GET
FAMILIAR WITH ABOUT THOSE ATTACKS, WE’VE HAD TO LEARN
ABOUT THE OVERLAP IN RUSSIA BETWEEN CRIMINAL HACKING,
HACKING FOR PROFIT, HACKING JUST FOR THIEVERY, AND RUSSIAN
GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE WORK. YES, AMERICA IS STILL KING.
WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO ONLINE SPAM AND STEALING, BUT RUSSIA IS
PRETTY GOOD TOO. OVER THE YEARS, THE RUSSIAN
INTELLIGENCE SERVICES INCLUDING THEIR MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
SERVICE, THEY HAVE MOVED BEYOND JUST TRYING TO TAP BRIGHT, YOUNG
COMPUTER SCIENCE UNDERGRADS TO ENLIST AND JOIN THE SPY
SERVICES. THEY HAVE MOVED BEYOND THAT SORT
OF RECRUITING OF PEOPLE INTO THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES FROM THE
COMMUTER WORLD, AND THEY INSTEAD HAVE MOVED INTO THE CRIMINAL
PART OF THE HACKING WORLD. THEY HAVE TAKEN GREAT PAINS TO
COOPT THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CRIMINAL HACKERS AND SPAM
ARTISTS OPERATING ILLEGALLY IN RUSSIA.
RATHER THAN PROSECUTE THEM, INSTEAD THEY USE THEM.
THEY ESSENTIALLY PIGGY BACK ON THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND TAKE
OVER SOME OF THAT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES.
THEY ARE STEALING INFORMATION FROM TENS OF MILLIONS, HUNDREDS
OF MILLIONS OF USERS OF YAHOO.COM.
FINE, THAT’S A CRIMINAL ACT, THEY’RE DOING IT FOR PROFIT.
BUT RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE USES THAT HACK TO SPECIFICALLY TARGET
INDIVIDUAL JOURNALISTS AND OPPOSITION FIGURES WHO THEY WANT
TO GO AFTER FOR POLITICAL REASONS.
THAT’S THE WAY IT WORKS. AND WITH THIS GUY WHO JUST GOT
ARRESTED IN SPAIN, THAT PARTICULAR OVERLAP BETWEEN
CRIMINAL WORK AND INTELLIGENCE WORK FOR RUSSIA, THAT OVERLAP IS
VERY, VERY CLEAR WITHH HIM. AS LONG ING A AS 2012 THERE WAS
OPEN SOURCE REPORTING IN RUSSIA HE CROSSED OVER FROM RUSSIA FROM
BEING A HACKER TO WORKING FOR THE FSB, THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO
THE KBG. HE WAS MAKING THE PITCH TO OTHER
HACKERS ASKING OTHER HACKERS TO DO WORK ON BEHALF OF THE RUSSIAN
SPY SERVICE. ALSO, HIS OWN ONLINE CRIMINAL
ACTIVITY WAS COMPLICATED IN A PRO-PUTIN RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT
OPERATION. I’LL QUOTE THIS PART FROM
TODAY’S “NEW YORK TIMES.” PETER SEVERA RAN A FAMILY OF
COMPUTER VIRUSES. A SOPHISTICATED VOEFG FAMILY OF
COMPUTERS CALLEDUAL EDAC AND KELLY HOSS.
THE KELLY HOSS VIRUS HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO SPREAD SPAM, BUT
DURING THE ELECTION IN 2012 IT WAS USED TO SEND POLITICAL
MESSAGES TO E-MAIL ACCOUNTS ON COMPUTERS WITH RUSSIAN E-MAIL
ACCOUNTS THAT LED TO FAKE NEWS STORIES THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN CAME
OUT AS GAY. THESE VIRUSS MADE HIM FABULOUSLY
WEALTHY. WHEN BUZZFEED WROTE UP THIS
STORY TODAY, THEY QUOTED A FELLOW RUSSIAN HACKER IS
DESCRIBING PETER LOVE SHOVE LIVING A LIFESTYLE IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN EMBARRASSED AN OLIGARCH. HE’S A TOP TEN INTERNATIONALLY
LISTED CRIMINAL SPAM KINGPIN. HE’S REPORTED TO HAVE RECRUITED
OTHER HACKERS ONLINE TO WORK FOR THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE
SERVICE. HIS OWN VIRUSS WERE PUT TO WORK
IN A RUSSIAN ELECTION. AND NOW HE’S BEEN ARRESTED IN
SPAIN. AND GET THIS, HE WAS ARRESTED IN
SPAIN AT THE REQUEST OF THE FBI. AND THE FBI IS NOT TALKING ABOUT
WHY THEY WANTED HIM ARRESTED OR WHAT THIS IS ABOUT BUT IN
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE MEDIA REPORTING ON THIS ARREST TODAY AND IN
SPANISH MEDIA REPORTING ON THIS ARREST TODAY, MULTIPLE
PUBLICATIONS HAVE RUN QUOTES FROM THIS GUY’S WIFE WHO WAS
WITH HIM IN BARCELONA WHEN HE GOT ARRESTED, AND SHE SAYS WHAT
HE TOLD HER ABOUT WHY HE WAS BEING ARRESTED IS IT HAD TO DO
WITH A COMPUTER VIRUS THAT HE HAD CREATED THAT WAS RELATED TO
DONALD TRUMP WINNING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN THE
UNITED STATES LAST YEAR. SO THIS GUY HAS BEEN A KNOWN
NOTORIOUS SPAMMER FOR YEARS. FOR YEARS.
BUT HE HAS TRAVELED FREELY AROUND THE WORLD AND HE HAS
NEVER BEEN ARRESTED THAT WE KNOW OF, NEVER BEHAVED AS OF HE
FEARED ARREST BY THE FBI BY TRAVELING TO A COUNTRY THAT HAD
AN EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE U.S. LIKE IN SPAIN.
WHY NOW? SHOULD WE BELIEVE THESE QUOTES
FROM HIS WIFE WHO SAYS THAT HE TOLD HER HIS ARREST HAD
SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE U.S. ELECTION?
WE DON’T KNOW. THE FBI WILL NOT SAY.
THE NO COMMENT THAT THE FBI’S GIVING ON THIS STORY CAME FROM
THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE FBI, NOT FROM THE NATIONAL
SECURITY DIVISION OF THE FBI. SO MAYBE THE ORIGIN OF THE NO
COMMENT IS SIGNIFICANT IN SOME WAY.
I DON’T KNOW. THIS COMES AT A TIME WHEN NEW
PIECES ARE STARTING TO FALL IN PLACE IN TERMS OF PACE AND SCOPE
AND FOCUS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE RUSSIA ATTACK AND THIS
CRUCIAL QUESTION OF WHETHER THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WAS INVOLVED IN
THE ATTACK. THE “FINANCIAL TIMES” REPORTED
LAST WEEK THAT THE FBI HAS CREATED A SPECIAL UNIT IN
WASHINGTON TO OVERSEE ALL ASPECTS OF THIS INVESTIGATION.
OF IT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPORTED THAT THE INVESTIGATION
WAS SPREAD OUT AMONG MULTIPLE FBI FIELD OFFICES AROUND THE
COUNTRY. NOW THEY WILL BE OPERATING OUT
OF A SINGLE UNIT IN WASHINGTON. ALTHOUGH THE FBI INVESTIGATION
DIDN’T START UNTIL JULY OF LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO CBS, THE
FOCUS OF THE FBI INVESTIGATION HAS NOW SHIFTED TO MONTHS
EARLIER THAN THAT. CBS REPORTS THAT THE FBI IS NOW
LOOKING AT THE INITIAL RUSSIAN HACK OF THE DPEMZ WHICH HAPPENED
ALL THE WAY BACK IN MARCH. THEY ARE REPORTEDLY WHETHER OR
NOT PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN MIGHT HAVE HELPED
DIRECT THAT INITIAL HACK, DIRECT THOSE RUSSIAN EFFORTS AS EARLY
AS LAST MARCH WHEN THE HACKING AND THE STEALING FIRST STARTED.
IN ADDITION TO THAT, ON THURSDAY NIGHT AS THE U.S. NAVY LAUNCHED
TOMAHAWK MISSILES AT A SYRIAN AIR BASE, ONE OF THE PIECES OF
NEWS THAT NIGHT THAT GOT LOST IN THE SAUCE WAS WORD THAT THE CIA
HAD COME ACROSS NEWS ABOUT THE RUSSIAN ATTACK AND ABOUT THE
TRUMP CAMPAIGN’S POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS TO THAT ATTACK THAT
THE CIA APPARENTLY FOUND VERY ALARMING LAST SUMMER.
ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IN LATE
AUGUST, CIA DIRECTOR JOAN BRENNAN WAS SO CONCERNED ABOUT
WHAT THE CIA WAS SEEING ABOUT INCREASED EVIDENCE OF RUSSIA’S
ELECTION MEDALING THAT HE BEGAN A SERIES OF URGENT INDIVIDUAL
BRIEFINGS FOR EIGHT TOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
QUOTE, IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT NEW INTELLIGENCE MIGHT HAVE FROFRPD
BRIEFINGS BUT CONCERNS WERE GROWING INTERNALLY AND PUBLICLY
AT THE TIME ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT RUSSIAN BREACH OF THE DEMOCRATIC
NATIONAL COMMITTEE, AND THE CIA BEGAN SEEING SIGNS OF POSSIBLE
CONNECTIONS TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.
IN AUGUST 25th BRIEFING FOR THEN SENATOR HARRY REID, UNNAMED
ADVISERS MIGHT BE WORKINGNG WIT THE RUSSIANS TO INTERFERE IN THE
ELECTION. SO THE CIA THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS
ENOUGH OF A POSSIBILITY THAT HE NEEDED TO INDIVIDUALLY START
BRIEFING SENIOR LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS, NOT JUST THE RUSSIAN
ATTACK, TRUMP INVOLVEMENT IN THE ATTACK.
SO IN TERMS OF DIVISION OF LABOR AND NATIONAL SECURITY LAW HERE,
THE CIA CAN ONLY HANDLE THE FOREIGN PART OF THIS, THE
RUSSIAN ATTACK PART OF THIS. WHEN IT COMES TO THE POSSIBILITY
OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OR ANY OTHER AMERICANS HELPING THAT
EFFORT, THEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT AMERICANS.
THAT’S A DOMESTIC ISSUE. THAT BECOMES AN AMERICAN LAW
ENFORCEMENT OPERATION, RIGHT? AND THAT SORT OF THING IS NOT
HANDLED BY THE CIA. THAT HAS BEEN HANDLED BY THE
FBI. BUT THIS NEW REPORTING INDICATES
THAT THE CIA LAST SUMMER SOMEHOW CAME INTO POSSESSION OF
INFORMATION THAT THE DIRECTOR DID ONE-ON-ONE THINGS WITH THE
LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS TO TELL THEM ABOUT RUSSIA INTERFERING
WITH THE ELECTION AND THE DISINTEGRATE POSSIBILITY THAT
TRUMP CAMPAIGN WAS HELPING RUSSIA DO THAT.
SO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SIDE SFLGTS SOMETHING THAT THE FBI
WOULD HAVE TO HANDLE ULTIMATELY, NOT THE CIA.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE THAT’S FBI TERRITORY.
AT THAT POINT THE INVESTIGATION BECOMES A BLACK BOX TO US IN
TERMS OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT IT. BUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE
TALKING ABOUT THESE THINGS, WE CAN SEE WHAT THEY’RE DOING.
ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE JUST DONE IS REQUEST THE ARREST OF
THIS RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE LINKED CRIMINAL MEGA HACKER WHO’S NOW
SITTING IN A JAIL CELL IN BARCELONA PRESUMABLY ABOUT TO BE
EXTRA INDICTED TO THE UNITED STATES.
AND THE FBI WON’T SAY BEEP ABOUT IT.
SO THERE’S A LOT GOING ON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
IN POLITICS, IN THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE POLITICS UNTIL
YOU SCRATCH THE SURFACE A LITTLE BIT.
AS SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON PREPARES TO GO TO
MOSCOW AS THIS ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO ENJOY ITS FIRST
REAL BOUT OF SHALLOW GOOD PRESS ABOUT THEIR ABOMINATION 2,000%
OF ALL THE PLANES IN SYRIA, THE ONE SCANDAL OF THIS
ADMINISTRATION REALLY IS STILL MOVING.
TONIGHT IT’S MOVING IN

Danny Hutson

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