Cyber Militias of the World                                     Iranian Cyber Army                           Web Site: htt...
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Estimated Membership: 25,000 Description: Formed in 1999 in response to the United States bombing of the Chinese embassy i...
Peoples Liberation Front                          Web Site: http://www.PeoplesLiberationFront.tk                          ...
Albanian Cyber Army                     Web Site: http://www.facebook.com/Albanian.CyberWar                               ...
Estonian Cyber Defense League               Web Site: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14968102,00.html               ...
with this group. My sense is this group will be primarily concerned with defensive measures and in  any case its most natu...
Soldier X                                 Web Site: http://www.SoldierX.com                                    Estimated M...
Notes: This group began as a group of game hackers, and evolved over time into the full fledgedCyber Militia it is today. ...
YouTube channel. Noman says the Syrian Electronic Army claims to be a volunteer, civilian effort. "The group says on its W...
Web Site: http://www.CCC.de                                  Estimated Membership: 10,000  Description: Founded in 1981. C...
The CCC publishes the quarterly magazine Datenschleuder (data catapult), and the CCC in Berlin also  produces a monthly ra...
Cult Of The Dead Cow                              Web Site: http://www.cultdeadcow.com                                    ...
a Harvard researcher, a former U.N. official, an assistant district attorney, a professor of logic, an   award-winning fil...
Web Site: http://twitter.com/#!/NaijaCyberHack                                    Estimated Membership: 500Description: Ha...
Relationship Designation: Allied Group   Notes: This group has a VERY strong alliance with Anonymous and helped to form th...
in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our                                 ...
Relationship Designation: Enemy   Notes: After the protests in 2009, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps established a ...
Description: Founded in 2010. The development of Chinas cyber warfare program has capturedworldwide attention in recent ye...
Description: Founded in 2007. This was Project 25SX or SOLDIERX version 2.5 as it has become known as. This project was to...
Soviet KGB. Russia is often overlooked as a significant player in the global software industry. Russiaproduces 200,000 sci...
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  1. 1. Cyber Militias of the World Iranian Cyber Army Web Site: http://iraniancyberarmy.tumblr.com Estimated Membership: 5000Description: Ultra Nationalist hackers who support the current Iranian regime. They have conducted dozens of high profile and very destructive cyber raids in the last few years. Relationship Designation: Enemy Notes: A Google search will reveal the details of the most recent high profile attacks by this group. The PLF became aware of this group shortly after we joined with Anonymous in Operation Iran. I sent them a personal appeal to leave off and join us instead, their reply was received a half hourlater in the form of massive attacks upon the web assets of the PLF and Anon Ops. It is beleived that the IRC receives considerable assistance from the Revolutionary Gaurd Cyber Defense Command. The Iranian Cyber Army is a potent and effective enemy and should be treated with a high level of respect and caution. The IRC is known to make use of huge botnets to launch devestating DDoS attacks.
  2. 2. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indian Cyber Army Web Site: http://www.CyberArmy.in Estimated Membership: 1000Description: A moderate leaning hacker group from India. While not overtly nationalistic in naturethey do have a running hot cyber war going with the Pakistan Cyber Army over poloitical disputes between these two nations. While this group is small, they are very competent hackers with hundreds of successfully documented hacks to their credit. Relationship Designation: Potential Ally Notes: The IRC has performed hundreds of successful and high profile hacks. While they will fightagainst any slight by the PCA, they are not exclusively nationalistic in nature. They have joined withAnonymous on certain Ops, and are therefore not considered a possible adversary at this time. The Indian Cyber Army is a small but potent and effective force to be reckoned with.
  3. 3. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pakistan Cyber Army Web Site: http://www.pakcyberarmy.net Estimated Membership: 1000 Description: A distinctly politically motivated group whose focus is Pakistani nationalism and freedom for the Kasmirians and the Palestinians. They are arch-enemies of the Indian Cyber Army and spend most of their time in open conflict with this group. They should also be considred distinctly anti-Israel. Relationship Designation: Neutral Notes: This group could pehaps be persuaded to help in some of the mideast conflicts. They are extremely savvy and effective hackers with many hundreds of successfully documented hacks totheir credit. However the running feud between them and the Indian Cyber Army make any possible relationship virtually impossible at this time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Honker Union of China Web Site: http://www.ChinaHonker.com
  4. 4. Estimated Membership: 25,000 Description: Formed in 1999 in response to the United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. HUC is a group known for hacktivism, mainly present in Mainland China. Literally the name means "Red Guest", as compared to the usual Chinese transliteration of hacker(黑客, hēikè, literally Black Guest as in black hat). The The Honker Union of China is a nationalisticgroup bent on defending the Government of China from all enmeis both perceived and actual. They are also the largest known Cyber Militia in the world. Although there is no evidence of Chinese government oversights of the group, with the official government stance against cyber crime of any kind, the Honker Union and other freelance Chinesehackers have a complex relationship with the Chinese government. Greg Walton noted in his studies that Chinese government has been able to use the Honker Union as a "proxy force" when Beijingspolitical goals converge with the groups nationalist sentiment. He also noted instances of membersprofited off the Chinese government for their skills and the Chinese government recruited members into security and military forces. Finally, Greg Walton pointed out that there are some calls within the group to be officially recognized and integrated into the Chinese government. Relationship Designation: Potential Adversary Notes: The HUC is the driving force of nationalistic hacking in China today. An amalgamation of several earlier groups, they continue to grow and add members and absorb rival groups at anastonishing rate. I personally rate this group as the single most powerful cyber warfare force on the planet. This cyber militia is listed as a potential adversary because of the PLFs Dark Operations Snow Lion and Red Dragon, both of which will pit us directly against the Chinese Government and the PLA. Members have launched a series of attacks on websites in the United States, mostly government- related sites. They also routinely target pro-Tibetan Freedom groups and individual activists. Thename also suggests that a hacker in red, the color of the Communist party, is in combat with hackers in the dark. The HUC recently joined together with the Red Hacker Alliance to become the single largest hacker force on the planet.
  5. 5. Peoples Liberation Front Web Site: http://www.PeoplesLiberationFront.tk Estimated Membership: 1000 Description: Formed in 1985. A highly organized militant group of hackers who use the original American Militia form of organization. While members are free to come and go and sign up for any Op they want, once signed on to an action there is a tight command and control structure based around commissioned officers known as Commanders. Politically motivated, this dedicated groupprimarily fights for freedom of information, speech - and expression. This group is transnational and global, with members in over 50 countries. Founded in 1985 this one of the oldest Cyber Militias in the world. Relationship Designation: N/A Notes: This small but incredibly potent group contains some of the best hackers in the western world, and is most famous for small and surgical, yet incredibly effective actions around the world on behalf of freedom and justice. The group is diversified into various units dedicated to intelligence, penetration - DDoS attacks and more. This group has a particular expertise in counterintelligence, cyber warfare - and mass media dissemination. The PLF played an important role in the2011 world wide uprisings which have been termed the Transnational Global Cyber Insurgency; that saw major operations in Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Ivory Coast - and Yemen just to name a few. This group comes at its enemies from every direction at once, and is known for eviscerating entire government networks over night.
  6. 6. Albanian Cyber Army Web Site: http://www.facebook.com/Albanian.CyberWar Estimated Membership: 1000 Description: What can you say, rabidly nationalistic, pro-Kosovo - and extremely anti-Serbian. Relationship Designation: Neutral Notes: This group is small and sort of shadowy. There is a known roster of leaders, and manymember followers. Their political motivations are crystal clear, they love Kosovo Independence and hate Serbia, Greece and Macedonia with a passion. They have been responsible for a handful ofhigh profile hacks, and I think they bear watching as a possible future force. I see no possible attack vector between our groups. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  7. 7. Estonian Cyber Defense League Web Site: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14968102,00.html Estimated Membership: 1000Description: In 2007, when Estonias government, financial and media computer networks wereattacked by unknown Russian hackers following the governments decision of relocating a Sovietwar memorial, it must have been hard to believe that something good would come from it at the end. With that attack, Estonia became the first country ever to actually be engaged in a cyberwar, butthat didnt make them despair. If anything, that incident was what spurred them to institute their own Cyber Defense League - an organization that gathers computer scientists, programmers, software engineers and cybersecurity specialists and would, in time of war, be under the direct command of the military. Relationship Designation: NeutralNotes: Estonia, often referred to as "E-stonia," is one of the most connected nations of the planet -its a place where three quarters of the population use the Internet and nearly all of the 1.3 million people pay their taxes online.The tiny Baltic country was not only the first in the world to enable its citizens to vote online – and as of earlier this year, it now it has its own wired troops too. The new Cyber Defense League was created in response to massive cyberattacks that Estonia sustained four years ago this month. InApril 2007, dozens of Estonian financial, media and government websites were rendered unusable for nearly two weeks.This particular Cyber Militia is unique in that it is now commanded by approximately 100 full timecyber soldiers in the Estonian military. Therefore there is no question of government invovement
  8. 8. with this group. My sense is this group will be primarily concerned with defensive measures and in any case its most natural enemies will probably come from Russia. However this group could conceivably become a true and potent adversary if there is ever an "Op Estonia". ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anonymous Web Site: http://www.AnonServ.org Estimated Membership: 10,000Description: Anonymous is the second largest hacker group of this kind in the world, and they have been responsible for some of the most historical cyber actions and battles ever. Anonymous is a trans-national and global organization with members in over 100 countries around the world. Relationship Designation: Allied Group Notes: While I have listed Anonymous as a Cyber Militia, it is a concensus building co-op. Theleaders as much as they exist are primarily the people who run the network platforms upon which Anonymous acts. That said, Anonymous does have many Cyber Militias with a more martial organization who do fight under their banner, and their operations are vast and well organized attacks. By offering dozens of different groups and tens of thousands of individuals the unprecidented opportunity to wage cyberwar in a co-ordinated fashion, they meet the criteria of being a Cyber Militia. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  9. 9. Soldier X Web Site: http://www.SoldierX.com Estimated Membership: 5000 Description: Founded in 1997. This was Project 25SX or SOLDIERX version 2.5 as it has become known as. This project was to take SOLDIERX back to its roots - information insemination. This idea removed much of the secrecy behind SX and the difficulty to get involved. Anybody who wanted to help with the site was able to. If a piece of work met criteria, it was posted onto the site by one of the admins. This was kind of like an early version of wikipedia for hackers if you think about it. It was all part of a dream RaT had of a site filled with programs and information which peoplefrequented without incurring a charge. Those people learned from the site, and in turn gave back to it. The site would never be the same. If you look at the current site, all people are welcome to contribute to it. It is increasingly apparent that the wheels of Project 25SX are still in motion. Relationship Designation: Allied Group
  10. 10. Notes: This group began as a group of game hackers, and evolved over time into the full fledgedCyber Militia it is today. SOLDIER X was founded by Clinton H. Weir (Kefka/Ordune/Shto) in 1997 as a RPG group known as "SOLDIER". RaT was appointed as the leader of the group. Other notable members included Blake and RPGMaster. "SOLDIER" quickly became the largest group as RaT started to get into programming. He got into programming with the help of "MaGuS", the the infamous creator of the "Fate X" program series. SOLDIER wanted to make the whole AOL RPGing scene completely automated. He decided that they would do this with a test game application hecreated dubbed "RaT Fighter 1.0 Beta". The program was a huge success and "RaT Fighter 1.0" waseventually created. After his creation was finished, he was pleased that the games in the RPG scene now had the option to be automated - so he worked with his fellow programmers to decide what should be done next. Syrian Electronic Army Web Site: http://www.syrian-es.com Estimated Membership: 2000Description: Like their nemisis the Free Hackers Union of Syria, this group was founded in 2011 as a respnse to the Syrian Revolution. They are fanatically nationalistic, and their primary focus is in attacking the Syrian Revolution. They are pro-regime to the extreme. The Syrian Electronic Army also encourages its followers to spread the governmental love via Facebook. As Noman told IEEE Spectrum: "The group calls its members to collectively write pro- Syrian regime comments on popular Facebook pages such as that of Oprah Winfrey as a way to reach out to, and influence the American public opinion." Relationship Designation: Enemy Notes: Helmi Noman, a researcher with the OpenNet Initiative, has been monitoring the SyrianElectronic Army. He toldIEEE Spectrum that he first noticed the group on Facebook a few weeks ago(its profile image is pictured), and he has been watching since then as the group stages attacks andopens new channels of communication. The group recently started a website, a Twitter feed, and a
  11. 11. YouTube channel. Noman says the Syrian Electronic Army claims to be a volunteer, civilian effort. "The group says on its Web site that it is not an official entity but rather a group of young people who love Syria and want to serve the country by attacking back those who have attacked Syria," says Noman. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------This dossier represents nine of the most powerful Cyber Militias in the world and some 50,000 ofthe worlds best hackers and cyber warriors. These groups are unique in their martial organization,and because of this tight command and control are powerful far beyond their numbers.There are many other "hactivist" groups in the world, such as the Chaos Computer Club, CrewelUnderground Madness - or the Cult of the Dead Cow that are very active and effective. And thesegroups represent about the same amount of talented hackers as are documented in this dossier.They are not included in this list because they lack a martial character. Of all the groups cataloguedin this dossier, the one with the most promise is Anonymous - which has the potential of uniting notonly the Cyber Militias but all the other hacker groups as well; thus forging the largest Cyber Armyin history.This dossier was compiled by Commander X and the Intelligence Unit of the Peoples LiberationFront. It was last updated on Monday – June 27, 2011. Hacker Groups of the World Chaos Computer Club
  12. 12. Web Site: http://www.CCC.de Estimated Membership: 10,000 Description: Founded in 1981. Chaos Computer Club is the oldest and largest hacker group in theworld. The CCC describes itself as "a galactic community of life forms, independent of age, sex, race or societal orientation, which strives across borders for freedom of information...." In general, the CCC advocates more transparency in government, freedom of information, and human right tocommunication. Supporting the principles of the hacker ethic, the club also fights for free access to computers and technological infrastructure for everybody. Relationship Designation: Allied GroupNotes: The CCC hosts the annual Chaos Communication Congress, Europes biggest hacker congress, with up to 4,500 participants. Every four years, the Chaos Communication Camp is the outdoor alternative for hackers worldwide. The CCC started a new yearly conference called SIGINT in May 2009 in Cologne, Germany. Members of the CCC also participate in various technological and political conferences around the planet.
  13. 13. The CCC publishes the quarterly magazine Datenschleuder (data catapult), and the CCC in Berlin also produces a monthly radio show called Chaosradio which picks up various technical and political topics in a two-hour talk radio show. The program is aired on a local radio station named Fritz. There is also a podcast spin-off named Chaosradio Express, an international podcast called Chaosradio International (which has been inactive for a couple of years now), and other radio programs offered by some regional Chaos Groups. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crewl Underground Madness Web Site: http://www.blackhat.be Estimated Membership: 1000 Description: Founded in 1996. With four fulltime founding leaders and hundreds of supportingmembers, Crewl Underground Madness (cum) is a belgian blackhat group specialized in network in security, hacking, coding and phreaking. Relationship Designation: Potential Ally Notes: This group has been quiet lately, although they have gotten some press for some impressive work they did helping people in Africa. Generally this is a small and dedicated group of very highlyskilled hackers and their supporters. We have reached out to this group several times over the years but have received no response. I still feel however that they would make excellent allies.
  14. 14. Cult Of The Dead Cow Web Site: http://www.cultdeadcow.com Estimated Membership: 1000Description: Founded in 1984. Based in Lubbock, Texas, CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) is one of themost accomplished and oldest hacker groups in the computer underground. Widely considered (bythemselves) to be the most elite people to ever walk the face of the earth, this think tank has beenreferred to as both "a bunch of sickos" (Geraldo Rivera) and "the sexiest group of computer hackers there ever was" (Jane Pratt, _Sassy_ and _Jane_ magazines). The cDc is a leading developer of Internet privacy and security tools, which are all free to the public. In addition, the cDc created the first electronic publication, which is still going strong. Relationship Designation: Allied GroupNotes: The cDc Grand Imperial Dynasty includes a former Presidential Advisor on computer security,
  15. 15. a Harvard researcher, a former U.N. official, an assistant district attorney, a professor of logic, an award-winning filmmaker, several published authors, a video game developer, an Eagle Scout, programmers of every sort, graphic artists, musicians, currency traders, and a Merovingian. And these are just the members who have chosen to make their association with the cDc known to the public. For over twenty years, the cDc has proven itself as an innovative force in the computer underground. In 1984, the cDc invented the electronic publication. In 1990, the cDcs HoHoCon defined the modern computer underground convention. In every U.S. Presidential Election since 1992, the cDc has run a candidate. In 1994, the cDc became the first computer undergound groupto have its own Usenet newsgroup. In 1996, the cDc coined the term "hacktivism." Also in 1996, the Ninja Strike Force (cDcs elite cadre of cheerleader-assassins) was founded. In 1997, years beforeeveryone and their dog had jumped on the file sharing bandwagon, it was distributing original mp3-format music on its website. In 1998 and 1999, the cDcs "Back Orifice" series was launched to openthe eyes of consumers regarding the security of their computer operating systems. To this day, Back Orifice and BO2k are among the most popular remote system administration tools among both hackers and IT professionals. Since 1999, Hacktivismo (a special projects group within the cDc) hasbeen at the forefront of the ongoing struggle for human rights in and out of cyberspace. In 2002, the cDc and Hacktivismo drafted their own human rights-friendly software license and earned furtherdistinction as the only underground computer groups to ever receive U.S. Department of Commerceapproval to export strong encryption in software. In 2004, the cDc and the NSF launched the Bovine Dawn Dojo Forum, the greatest on-line community of all time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Naija Cyber Hactivists
  16. 16. Web Site: http://twitter.com/#!/NaijaCyberHack Estimated Membership: 500Description: Hacker group from Nigeria, they appear to be a group dedicated to democratic reforms, freedom, justice – and transparency in Nigeria. Relationship Designation: Allied GroupNotes: Found out about these folks here - http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5705454- 146/story.csp On May 30, 2011 the PLF, Anonymous – and the Naija Cyber Hactivists conducted an amazing joint operation, unprecidented in the history of hacker groups. In a lightening 20 hourattack we were able to convince the reclitriant President of Nigeria to sign a desperatley needed FOI bill into law. Word is that the government was terrified. Naija Cyber Hactivists are now designated an allied group, and more joint operations are planned for the future. Free Hackers Union of Syria Web Site: http://syrian-hackers.blogspot.com Estimated Membership: 2000 Description: Founded in 2011 during the historical Mid East Spring Revolution in Syria this group was litterally forged in the fire of some of the worst repression ever seen in one of these revolutions.
  17. 17. Relationship Designation: Allied Group Notes: This group has a VERY strong alliance with Anonymous and helped to form the Syriancontigent of Anonymous. Their primary, in fact sole activity at this writing - is battling the tyrannical regime of Bashar Assad in the Syrian Revolution. This dossier represents five of the most powerful Hacker Groups in the world and some 13,000 of the worlds best hackers. This dossier was compiled by Commander X and the Intelligence Unit of the Peoples Liberation Front. It was last updated on Monday – June 27, 2011. Cyber Commands of the World USA Cyber Command Web Site: http://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/Cyber_Command Estimated Personel: 5000 Description: Founded in 2010. United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is an armed forcessub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. The command is located in Fort Meade, Maryland and led by General Keith B. Alexander. USCYBERCOM centralizes command of cyberspace operations, organizes existing cyber resources and synchronizes defense of U.S. military networks. USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct theoperations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to,and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions
  18. 18. in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries. Relationship Designation: NeutralNotes: The text "9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a", which is located in the commands emblem- is the MD5 hash of their mission statement. The command is charged with pulling together existing cyberspace resources, creating synergy and synchronizing war-fighting effects to defend the information security environment. USCYBERCOM is tasked with centralizing command of cyberspace operations, strengthening DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrating and bolstering DoD’s cyber expertise. Some military leaders claim that the existing cultures of the Army, Navy and Air Force are fundamentally incompatible with that of cyber warfare, and have suggested a fourth branch of themilitary, a cyber-warfare branch. LTC Gregory Conti and COL John "Buck" Surdu (chief of staff of theUnited States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command) stated that the three major services are "properly positioned to fight kinetic wars, and they value skills such as marksmanship, physical strength, the ability to leap out of airplanes and lead combat units under enemy fire. "Unfortunately," the two officers write, "these skills are irrelevant in cyber warfare. Technical expertise isnt highly valued in the three services. Just look at military uniforms: no decorations orbadges honoring technical expertise", the officers point out. These officers suggest that "Ultimately, the role of fighting and winning in cyberspace is a military mission, which demands a military organization – one that can recruit, train and retain highly qualified cyber-warfare combatants." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revolution Guard Cyber Defense Command Web Site: http://www.gerdab.ir/fa/content/3 Estimated Personel: 1000Description: Founded in 2010. This is the Cyber Defense Command of the Revolution Gaurd Corp of Iran. One of the first acts of this Command was to declare war on Anonymous. A potent force not averse to the use of offensive tactics that other Commands would flinch from employing.
  19. 19. Relationship Designation: Enemy Notes: After the protests in 2009, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps established a cyberdefense command to counter online political activism, making Facebook and Twitter inaccessible to those without filter proxies bought in the West. PLA Blue Army Web Site: http://asian-defence.blogspot.com/2010/08/chinas-cyber-command.html Estimated Personel: 5000
  20. 20. Description: Founded in 2010. The development of Chinas cyber warfare program has capturedworldwide attention in recent years. While evolving doctrines and incidents of cyber intrusions with alleged links to the Chinese government have helped China watchers glean the development of Chinas growing cyber warfare capabilities, far less certainty surrounds the command and control side of this enigmatic operation. It’s a highly-trained, elite cyber wing of the People’s LiberationArmy. It’s got just about 30 online soldiers. And its stated purpose is two-fold. The first – to defend the country from cyber attacks. The second – to fire off its own online barrages in case of war. Relationship Designation: Potential EnemyNotes: Professor Meng Xiangqing from the PLAs National Defense University Institute for Strategic Studies stated: “It is really hard to distinguish attacks and defenses in Internet war. In traditionalwars, there was a definite boundary between attacks and defenses. However, in the war of internet, it was hard to define whether your action was an attack or a defense. If you claim to fight againsthacker attack, it is hard to say that you are just defending yourself." Meng added, "To fight against ahacker attack, you might attack other Internet nodes, which leads to the Internet paralysis in other countries and regions. Moreover, the Internet is a virtual world. It is hard to say that acquiring information from other countries is a defense” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Russia 5th-Dimension Cyber Army Web Site: http://defensetech.org/2008/05/27/russias-cyber-forces Estimated Personel: 7,500
  21. 21. Description: Founded in 2007. This was Project 25SX or SOLDIERX version 2.5 as it has become known as. This project was to take SOLDIERX back to its roots - information insemination. This idea removed much of the secrecy behind SX and the difficulty to get involved. Anybody who wanted to help with the site was able to. If a piece of work met criteria, it was posted onto the site by one of the admins. This was kind of like an early version of wikipedia for hackers if you think about it. It was all part of a dream RaT had of a site filled with programs and information which peoplefrequented without incurring a charge. Those people learned from the site, and in turn gave back to it. The site would never be the same. If you look at the current site, all people are welcome to contribute to it. It is increasingly apparent that the wheels of Project 25SX are still in motion. Relationship Designation: Potential Ally Notes: Cyber Warfare Budget: $127 Million USD Offensive Cyber Capabilities: 4.1 (1 = Low, 3 = Moderate and 5 = Significant) Cyber Weapons Arsenal in Order of Threat: Large, advanced BotNet for DDoS and espionage Electromagnetic pulse weapons (non-nuclear) Compromised counterfeit computer software Advanced dynamic exploitation capabilities Wireless data communications jammers Cyber Logic Bombs Computer viruses and worms Cyber data collection exploits Computer and networks reconnaissance tools Embedded Trojan time bombs (suspected) Cyber Weapons Capabilities Rating: Advanced Cyber force Size: 7,300 + Reserves and Militia: None Broadband Connections: 23.8 Million + Close ties with Russian Business Network (RBN), who is thought to own and operate the secondlargest BotNet in the world. Intelligence suggests there are organized groups of hackers tied to the Federal Security Bureau (FSB). The FSB is the internal counter intelligence agency of the Russian Federation and successor to the
  22. 22. Soviet KGB. Russia is often overlooked as a significant player in the global software industry. Russiaproduces 200,000 scientific and technology graduates each year. This is as many as India, which hasfive times the population. This is hard to believe since their software industry can be traced back to the 1950s. A study by the World Bank stated that more than one million people are involved in software research and development. Russia has the potential to become one of the largest IT markets inEurope. The Russian hacker attack on Estonia in 2007 rang the alarm bell. Nations around the world can no longer ignore the advanced threat that Russia’s cyber warfare capabilities have today and the ones they aspire to have in the near future. From this information, one can only conclude that Russia has advanced capabilities and the intent and technological capabilities necessary to carry out a cyber attack anywhere in the world at any time. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------This dossier represents four of the most powerful Cyber Commands in the world and some 18,500of the worlds best hackers. This dossier was compiled by Commander X and the Intelligence Unit of the Peoples Liberation Front. It was last updated on Monday – June 27, 2011.

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