Monthly Archives: March 2011

Patriot Hacker The Jester’s Libyan Psyops Campaign

https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/12745-Patriot-Hacker-The-Jesters-Libyan-Psyops-Campaign.html

It appears as if the patriot hacker known as The Jester (th3j35t3r) may have embarked on his own psyops campaign aimed at breaking the spirit of the troops loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Having conducted several interviews with the hacktivist, and spent dozens of hours in IM chats, I would venture to say that his motivation probably stems from his patriotism and oft expressed concern for the lives of European and American military personnel who may be in put harm’s way if the conflict in Libya persists.

Based on the contents of the planted articles, it seems the operation is intended to simply erode the morale of the Gaddafi loyalists and inspire some to either desert their posts or defect and join the opposition.

th3j35st3r is the proof of concept of the Civilian Irregular Information Operator.

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Afghan Local Police vital to General Petraeus’ strategy – The Long War Journal

Afghan Local Police vital to General Petraeus’ strategy – The Long War Journal.

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The Tripoli Post – Al Qathafi Loyal Troops Starting to Crumble Under Pressure

 

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Operation Odyssey Dawn explained (Day 7) (via David Cenciotti’s weblog)

David Cenciotti is an Italian ex-fighter jock aviation journalist blogging in English.

Operation Odyssey Dawn explained (Day 7) Previous debriefings: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 With Libyan known SAM sites and air defence installation rendered harmless, Odyssey Dawn missions see the coalition planes focusing mainly on targets of opportunity, as the regime's armored forces and mechanized troops outside Ajdabiyah, a city located to the south of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi were British and French planes were involved in repeated attacks on the Gaddafi forces on … Read More

via David Cenciotti's weblog

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Information Warfare: North Korea And The Cyber Bandits

Information Warfare: North Korea And The Cyber Bandits.

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Anonymous are not at all what people think they are

HBGary’s Hoglund sheds light on Anonymous

There aren’t very many, first of all. There are not thousands, they are not a legion. That is all just stuff they say to make people fearful or intimidate. They have a whole propaganda wing. So lets get this straight: A lot of the people in Anonymous are pseudo-journalists, they write the news. They completely use the media as a tool.

There are a dozen people at the center of Anonymous. Most of those people are criminal hackers. And they are not just attacking HBGary, they are attacking numerous defense contractors who are in the defense industrial base and system integrators for the government. They are attacking numerous companies in the pharmaceutical space and the chemical space. They are attacking U.S. corporations.

They are singling out individuals within the defense establishment. We are talking about stuff where they are targeting people who are part of the Department of Defense or the intelligence community. Literally, they are putting all their personal information into planning documents — they are targeting these people. They are going after people’s family and children. They actually have all the family members listed. And they call them up on the phone. They harass them. There have been cases where death threats have been left. It’s just ridiculous, and it’s completely unacceptable. I had no idea about any of this before I was attacked.

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Like a Blind Hog . . .

. . . even the NY Slimes finds an acorn every once in a while, then they bury it on page B3 of the Sunday edition.

“. . . bloggers and hundreds of ordinary people stepped into the role of citizen journalists and shared their experiences, cellphone photos and videos online.
There was a whole army of people who did the job of reporters, sharing what was happening on the streets,”

This whole army of uncredentialed, ununionized, amateur people doing the jobs professional reporters used to do are Civilian Irregular Information Operators.

The last survivors of the Old Media are migrating online and attempting to recruit New Media types whose writing styles and ideological outlook don’t clash too much with the dead tree edition.

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