Thursday, May 25, 2017

Finest Example of Rubbish Science You Will See All Day - Science

Russia's campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday.

A report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto revealed the existence of "a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with hundreds of targets in government, industry, military and civil society," lead researcher Ronald Deibert said.

The findings suggest that the cyber attacks on the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton—which US intelligence officials have attributed to Russia—were just the tip of the iceberg.

Citizen Lab researchers said the espionage has targeted not only government, military and industry targets, but also journalists, academics, opposition figures, and activists,  Russia's disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers

The interested student is invited to bring an atomic power electronic microscope to review the remainder of the article to find so much as a comma which relates anything about the CIA or the NSA.

Citizen Lab said one of the targets was US journalist David Satter, who has written extensively on corruption in Russia.

Satter's stolen e-mails were "selectively modified," and then "leaked" to give the false impression that he was part of a CIA-backed plot to discredit Russian President Vladimir Putin, the report said.

Similar leak campaigns targeted officials from Afghanistan, Armenia, Austria, Cambodia, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Peru, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, according to the report.

UN officials and military personnel from more than a dozen countries were also targets, Citizen Lab said.

"Our hope is that in studying closely and publishing the details of such tainted leak operations, our report will help us better understand how to recognize and mitigate them," Deibert said.

- PO

The only peer review this science ever got was by the Defense Department.

In the Rockhouse estimation, one-sided science of this nature is no different from that which drove the construction of Noah's Ark in Kentucky.  There's no possible way to validate any of it and we just have to take it on faith.  Some things merit faith but science does not since the only requirements are for logic, proof, and duplicability.  The science in the article satisfies none of those.

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