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US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of developing a spy program "Woodcutter"

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US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of developing a spy program "Woodcutter"

Russia has developed a special spyware program for use in the Linux operating system. A statement was made by two American special services at once - the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


It is alleged that the creation of the spy program, called "Woodcutter", is being carried out by the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, and specialists from "unit 26165 of the 85th Main Center of Special Services of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of Russia, which in the private sector are called Fancy Bear, are engaged in the distribution and implementation. Strontium or APT 28 ".

Of course, the Americans did not provide any evidence of this.

In the description of the Russian espionage program, compiled by the American special services, it is said that getting on the victim's computer "Drovorub" enables direct communication with the controlling server of the Russian special services. Thus, the program makes it possible to download and upload files to your computer, execute third-party commands, redirect traffic to other hosts on the network and avoid detection.

Lumberjack "is a threat to national security systems, the Pentagon and major defense industry customers who use Linux

- says the conclusion of the special services.

Specialists from the NSA and the FBI have already developed a guide for detecting and neutralizing Russian spyware and sent it to private companies associated with the military sector of the industry, the intelligence services said.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 August 2020 08: 53 New
    10
    US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces of developing a spy program
    Has the CIA developed it yet? Tupari. angryHire Chinese. tongue
    1. Basil50
      Basil50 14 August 2020 09: 10 New
      +3
      I understand that this message was published * as an advertisement *. Do they have a percentage of this? For some reason, the more stupid the statement lately, the more they believe it. We grin or look at them with irony, not realizing that they write only for * their *.
      In countries with democratic regimes, they already quite formally restrict their citizens in obtaining information. There often, INSTEAD of a description of the event, they write REASONS about the event.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 14 August 2020 09: 16 New
        +6
        Russia has developed a special spyware for use in the Linux operating system

        If this is true, well, people work so well, I'm happy for our guys.
        Although, taking into account the next UNSPECIFIC approval of the US intelligence agencies, the news should be held in the section "fairy tales of their town"
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 14 August 2020 11: 45 New
          +1
          Actually, I don't know much about programming, I can say nothing at all. Just an advanced user. But my friend, who collected all my computers for me, set up, installed programs, said that there are very few viruses in Linux and it is difficult to create them. By the way, on "Zamvolta" the mattress covers were switched from Windows to Linux, But if the Russian programmers were able, then I'm glad for them.
          1. bk316
            bk316 14 August 2020 16: 32 New
            0
            said that in Linux, there are very few viruses and it is difficult to create them

            He lied to you, about it is difficult ...
      2. Ruswolf
        Ruswolf 14 August 2020 09: 19 New
        +2
        Quote: Vasily50
        I understand that this message was published * as an advertisement *. Do they have a percentage of this?

        This is no longer new. With the reduction of money for the Pentagon, an unidentified submarine immediately appears in the waters of the United States, presumably the Russians could not find the boat after the dive. Accordingly, money is needed to develop security tools to detect enemy underwater objects ..... Keyword: - DEVELOPMENT .... they do not talk about manufacturing or other activities (training of personnel, introduction of technologies). It is understandable Development is Strong! And in your pocket - a lot!
      3. Terenin
        Terenin 14 August 2020 09: 26 New
        +4
        Quote: Vasily50
        There often, INSTEAD of a description of the event, they write REASONS about the event.
        So I argue that if
        Russia has developed a special spyware program for use in the Linux operating system.
        then, the guys from the Directorate of Twelve-bis of the Main Directorate of the General Staff - well done! good
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 14 August 2020 09: 58 New
      +1
      Again, these highlighted like ... obscenities already want to scream. These storytellers have already gotten all their evidence to one thing ... one grandmother said. That's all. Nothing else is needed. Introduce sanctions.
    3. ghby
      ghby 14 August 2020 10: 53 New
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Hire Chinese.

      in this area - Hindus. laughing
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 14 August 2020 08: 53 New
    +3
    Oh, well, who would say ...
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 14 August 2020 09: 20 New
      +6
      Some strange word, "Woodcutter", non-Russian. Lumberjack or woodcutter we say. So obviously they invented the name themselves
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 14 August 2020 09: 30 New
        +6
        Quote: Mitroha
        Some strange word, "Woodcutter", non-Russian. Lumberjack or woodcutter we say. So obviously they invented the name themselves

        Obviously, the next spy product will be "Shataika bear" and "Two ears hat". As an option "Not quite a guitar" i.e. "balalaika".yes
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 14 August 2020 10: 51 New
          +3
          Satellites-killers "Vasya" and "Petya"))
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 14 August 2020 11: 39 New
            +3
            Quote: Lord of the Sith
            Satellites-killers "Vasya" and "Petya"))

            And be sure to "Makaroff" and "Ivanoff" yes
          2. sabakina
            sabakina 14 August 2020 18: 15 New
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            Quote: Lord of the Sith
            Satellites-killers "Vasya" and "Petya"))

            These are restless Petrov and Vasechkin! How many years have passed, and they are all like children!
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 14 August 2020 18: 08 New
        -1
        Quote: Mitroha
        Some strange word, "Woodcutter", non-Russian. Lumberjack or woodcutter we say. So obviously they invented the name themselves

        Well, the Lumberjack is already definitely offended by this name ...
      3. Tatyana Pershina
        Tatyana Pershina 16 August 2020 11: 03 New
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        Quote: Mitroha
        Some strange word - "Woodcutter

        This is a double translation: first from Russian (woodcutter) into English, and then from English. into Russian.
        Probably heard that several translators went crazy trying to translate into English. the phrase "behind a sandy scythe lop-eared scythe fell under the sharp scythe of a woman with a scythe"
  3. Baloo
    Baloo 14 August 2020 08: 54 New
    +4
    US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces of developing a spy program

    Ну и что? wassat tongue laughing This terrorist state needs an eye and an eye, no matter how they do something again, poison it, infect it, blow it up, kill it ... angry yes
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 August 2020 08: 55 New
    +2
    US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces of developing a spy program
    Today, 08: 50
    2
    Work out their allowance for work. laughing
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 14 August 2020 08: 56 New
    +2
    Delirium from the definition is FULL!
    I would understand, if they ran into their specialists, for the fact that they do not work well and cannot withstand tsuzim spy attacks ... and so, they undersign that they are not competent! Lost the landmarks fool
  6. Ka-52
    Ka-52 14 August 2020 09: 00 New
    +5
    let's go in order. First, the Americans started:
    The head of the White House, Donald Trump, for the first time admitted that in 2018 he authorized a covert cyberattack against the Russian organization Internet Research Agency

    and then they received a "reply":
    Russia has developed a special spyware program for use in the Linux operating system. A statement was made by two American special services at once - the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

    everything is fine - the usual routine of virtual battles laughing
  7. Wwk7260
    Wwk7260 14 August 2020 09: 00 New
    -7
    the fact that the GU (GRU) works is certainly good, but the fact that they are constantly burning on "spiers" is a fact!
  8. sergo1914
    sergo1914 14 August 2020 09: 04 New
    +1
    "Woodcutter"? What is your evidence?
  9. Hto tama
    Hto tama 14 August 2020 09: 09 New
    +1
    Uh, forgive the question not quite on the topic, but what is the strange name of this shpiyon project - "woodcutter", how is it? belay I heard the woodcutter, the wood chopper too, but this is the first time I hear this word recourse
  10. Livonetc
    Livonetc 14 August 2020 09: 09 New
    +5
    Did they come up with the name "Woodcutter"?
    Probably like an old Soviet joke.
    CIA report to Congress.
    The Soviets created a new type of special forces.
    Not people, beasts!
    They are not even given weapons, because they themselves are afraid of them.
    They fight exclusively with shovels.
    STROYBAT are called.
  11. Tigerrr
    Tigerrr 14 August 2020 09: 10 New
    0
    What kind of word did Woodcutter come up with, how is it spelled in the Pentagon, so is it: Drovorub? And the description of the virus was taken from the work of their viruses, which are already protected in each win OS.
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 14 August 2020 09: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: TigeRRR
      What kind of word did the Woodcutter come up with,

      Who doesn't like "Woodcutter" .... Will go to "Woodcutter"
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 14 August 2020 18: 25 New
        0
        Quote: Ruswolf
        Quote: TigeRRR
        What kind of word did the Woodcutter come up with,

        Who doesn't like "Woodcutter" .... Will go to "Woodcutter"

        After listening to the songs of "Lumberjack" anyone confesses to the rape of Nifirtiti! wink
        1. Ruswolf
          Ruswolf 14 August 2020 18: 31 New
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          Quote: sabakina
          After listening to the songs of "Lumberjack" anyone confesses to the rape of Nifirtiti

          After our comments, Half of the CIA officers will go to the psychiatric hospital. wassat
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 14 August 2020 09: 10 New
    +1
    Hollywood's ears stick out, only there they can spoil the process of control over networks with military information with an incomprehensible word Woodcutter. Russians chop wood, well, sometimes they can get drunk "into wood", well, we don't have woodcutters. drinks
  13. Mikhalych
    Mikhalych 14 August 2020 09: 13 New
    0
    In Russian, it is generally "Lumberjack". A low-quality translation is visible. The world plunged into the darkness of the floor of knowledge.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 14 August 2020 10: 22 New
      0
      Quote: Mikhalych
      The world plunged into the darkness of the floor of knowledge.

      - Great, Isengard!
      - Hello!
      - And what are you doing?
      - Yes, we want to plunge the world into darkness.
      - Well, load.

      (Cover of "Ivana Kupala") laughing
  14. HAM
    HAM 14 August 2020 09: 15 New
    +4
    "Woodcutter" is a clear invention of the Yankees, a Russian would not call the program so absurd, in Russian there is no such word ... they would call something like "fucking ..." ..
    1. ccsr
      ccsr 14 August 2020 11: 31 New
      -3
      Quote: HAM
      "Woodcutter" is an obvious invention of the Yankees, a Russian would not call the program so absurd,

      And not only there is a puncture - they also misinterpreted the name of the center. the word "Basic" does not exist in the lexicon of military names:
      85th Main Center for Special Services

      By the way, there is a book by N.F. Pushkarev's "Special Service of the GRU: Fiction and Reality", which tells about this structure.
  15. Masha
    Masha 14 August 2020 09: 20 New
    +5
    Russia has developed a special spyware program for use in the Linux operating system.

    That's your lie .... you have spies, and we have intelligence! bully
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 14 August 2020 09: 34 New
      +4
      Quote: Masha
      Russia has developed a special spyware program for use in the Linux operating system.

      That's your lie .... you have spies, and we have intelligence! bully

      That's right, Masha, and a real Russian intelligence officer can only cheat on his wife winked .
      1. Ruswolf
        Ruswolf 14 August 2020 18: 33 New
        +2
        Quote: Terenin
        That's right, Masha, and a real Russian intelligence officer can only cheat on his wife

        And then by order of the authorities, for the good and in the name of the Motherland soldier
  16. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 14 August 2020 09: 27 New
    0
    Another idiocy, "Lumberjack" in everyone's head ...
  17. Shkworen
    Shkworen 14 August 2020 09: 31 New
    0
    the usa is clearly a woodcutter of the brain :)
    and what word did they come up with :)
  18. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 August 2020 09: 46 New
    +1
    Give up, you're surrounded ... laughing
  19. svp67
    svp67 14 August 2020 09: 51 New
    0
    US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of developing a spy program "Woodcutter"
    And the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation accused the US Special Services of inventing a new word "woodcutter" .... Actually, the word "DROVOSEK" is used in Russian
  20. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 August 2020 10: 12 New
    0
    US intelligence agencies accused ...
    It is not important to blame Russia for what it has already become "good form" in Western political and military circles. They accused, they accuse and they will blame until they themselves die. The ghoul constantly requires blood for its existence, which the West is replacing Russia.
  21. Kibl
    Kibl 14 August 2020 10: 24 New
    0
    Don't bother! The dogs are giving, the caravan is coming! What is the first time? And all these American special services are suckers, if, based on their statements ...
  22. Kelwin
    Kelwin 14 August 2020 10: 49 New
    0
    Reminds crooked gamers who, after their next fail, accuse the winner of cheating)) But what an excuse happened, the network fell somewhere - the administrator is not to blame, these are all woodcutters, or grass cutters)) Dolbodyatly)))
  23. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 14 August 2020 10: 50 New
    0
    US intelligence services accused the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of developing a spy program "Woodcutter"


    Shta? Woodcutter? Are they serious? wassat
    What is this verbal cadaver?
    James Bond reconsidered?))
  24. Tagan
    Tagan 14 August 2020 10: 59 New
    +1
    Maple and aspen fell ill,
    And the hazel does not grow
    The trees also turned yellow.
    Who will save the forest from ailments?
    Well of course that's work
    Well done lumberjack.
    Will immediately clean up willingly
    He's sick trees.
    Lumberjack with a friendly team
    He will go around all the plots,
    And according to plan, where you need it,
    The trunk will fall to the ground.
    ...(with)
  25. RUnnm
    RUnnm 14 August 2020 12: 14 New
    -1
    Probably, the democratic and never spy system "Echelon" helped to find out this terrible military secret.
  26. thinker
    thinker 14 August 2020 13: 49 New
    +1
    Quote: sergo1914
    "Woodcutter"? What is your evidence?

    45 pages namaraled yes

    https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/press-room/Article/2311407/nsa-and-fbi-expose-russian-previously-undisclosed-malware-drovorub-in-cybersecu/
    1. bk316
      bk316 14 August 2020 16: 34 New
      0
      45 pages namaraled

      In general, it is difficult to determine the authorship of the program, but it is possible, but difficult.
      But this is DEFINED, but it is generally impossible to prove, unless the AUTHOR himself takes special steps.
  27. Skifotavr
    Skifotavr 14 August 2020 15: 48 New
    0
    "Woodcutter"
    Pitman
  28. bk316
    bk316 14 August 2020 16: 31 New
    0
    NSA and FBI experts have already developed guidelines for detecting and neutralizing Russian spyware

    Well take some money and buy yourself some candy. - Trump.
    How many?
    WHAT 10 yards?
    SUCH CANDIES WE HAVE - NSA proudly replied
  29. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 14 August 2020 20: 01 New
    -1
    Something the name is painfully clumsy? Did they come up with the mattress covers themselves? If the name was invented by a Russian, he would call it "Lumberjack"
  30. Charik
    Charik 15 August 2020 18: 11 New
    -1
    what name they came up with-Woodcutter-straight in Russian