Fake news about Russian hacking

These are a few lines from a security log on one of my computers:

REJECT all -- 109-184-128-77.dynamic.mts-nn.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- broadband-95-84-178-46.moscow.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- broadband-95-84-132-221.moscow.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 065.192.81.95.chtts.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- dynamicip-95-79-199-1.pppoe.nn.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 5f449d5f.dynamic.mv.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 32.38.32.95.dsl-dynamic.vsi.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host-95-152-45-41.dsl.sura.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ws36.240.50.zone94.zaural.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 94.41.217.67.dynamic.neft.ufanet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 94-231-112-88.nat.nlink.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 93-120-159-221.dynamic.mts-nn.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 92.50.135.14.static.ufanet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host-90-188-158-100.pppoe.omsknet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 90.150.125.19.permonline.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- line75-28.adsl.kirov.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 59efa25b.dynamic.mv.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 152-229-190-89.baltnet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- PPPoE-78-29-125-211.san.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 5x167x64x229.dynamic.irkutsk.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 5x167x181x90.dynamic.spb.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- adsl-5-141-80-241.salekhard.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ppp-5.137.255.70.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ppp-5.137.154.242.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host-46-63-216-9.stv.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- client-251.79.37.183.permonline.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 37-145-115-158.broadband.corbina.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 37-144-247-222.broadband.corbina.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- 46.115.47.31.vpn.mgn.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- clients-4.173.31.62.misp.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- b-internet.212.164.91.113.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- pppoe-198-041.prtcom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- net248.234.188-140.ertelecom.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- host231-194-58-185.serverdedicati.aruba.it anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ip-178-46-162-75.adsl.surnet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- adsl-178-46-1-107.muravlenko.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- b-internet.176.51.193.28.nsk.rt.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- ip-176-194-140-77.bb.netbynet.ru anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable

Notice the IP addresses ending in .ru? Those are Russian addresses. That means my computer is being attacked from Russia.

Guess what? Every fucking device connected to the Internet is attacked every single day, probably dozens if not hundreds of times, from addresses in Russia and other places.

Guess what? Every fucking day tens of millions of phishing attacks are carried out against people and organizations across the world by – yes! get this! – hackers in Russia among other places.

Yes there are more hackers in Russia compared with other places. This has been the case for like decades now. Hacking from Russia and Ukraine is so bad that I have literally set blanket bans for all IP addresses from both those countries on my websites.

This shit in the news about attacks is fake because it deliberately makes it seems like there’s something exceptional about the attacks that are reported.

There are headlines like “Russian attacks against US voting infrastructure were made in the days before the 2016 election.” This is pure bullshit because, guess what? – like every other device that is on the Internet – i.e. has an IP address – it gets attacked – not just in the days before the election, but always. The headline is a form of a lie by misrepresenting something, making it seems as if there’s a special intent where there’s none. It’s fake.

Even if they were targeted it still would not make it exceptional because it is to be expected. If any IT administrator or manager doesn’t know about and expect this kind of thing they are incompetent. That would be newsworthy. The actual attacks aren’t.

Actual headlines would be about things like 1) whether any organiztion with critical infrastructure adheres to basic security guidelines which are designed to protect and prevent against attacks. These include things like keeping systems fully patched, not exposing critical infrastructure, having strict access controls, having policies which will limit damage if some form of intrusion does occur, and infrastructure to detect and alert staff if something does go wrong.

That is actually news. What is also news is that Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State under Obama deliberately attempted to avoid Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by taking the unprecedented step of paying staff to run a mail server in her house. She was clearly trying to cover up her extensive, corrupt pay-to-play bribery bullshit by doing that and yes that was extremely unprofessional, irresponsible, insecure, and illegal.

Congratualtions lying mainstream media. You just made yourself look even more rotten and despicable with this latest witchhunt against President Trump. I’m guessing 99% of you ignorant fucks wouldn’t be able to even understand much less implement sound security policies on critical IT infrastructure. You’re just a bunch of lying fucks trying to drum up more opposition to our President. Fuck you.