Posted: 25th September 2012 by th3j35t3r in General
Tags: sofrep, tj o'connor
Cross-Posted from SOFREP.com << Comments enabled here.
Sophisticated and complex to implement, long-term cyber attacks are often considered the work of intelligence agencies and crime syndicates. However, the oversight and bureaucracy that comes from such management often hinders the ultimate lethality of the attack.
In the paper below, by Major TJ O’Connor, we will examine the significant impact of a lone-wolf patriot hacker has had over the course of the last two years, and what important lessons we can learn from him on how to wage a successful fight in this domain.
We will highlight the relatively successful patriot hacking campaign of The Jester.
‘I won’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member.’ – Groucho Marx
Well….. WTF? …….And I say that with my angry tongue embedded hard into my cheek – because who didn’t see this coming.For those wondering what I refer to, it’s the MURDER of Mr Christopher Stevens, whilst he stood at his post and attempted to help his Embassy staff.
I know right? We know all the conjecture, and hearsay…. Mr Stevens was consumed by fumes, the Marines and other Contractors had a particularly ‘sketchy’ ROE that involved them having no live ammo, SEAL’s there on the ground positioned to do exactly what they do, and they did to full effect, as SEAL’s do… but….. lets concentrate just for a minute..
Posted: 10th July 2012 by th3j35t3r in General
‘The quieter you are the more you can hear.’ – Backtrack Strapline.
Interesting 36 hours. Firstly, for my supporters, sorry for the delay, sometimes, as we have seen before with me, I choose to wait and watch the field before I react to the more bizzaro events. For those who don’t already know, apparently *I* have been ‘hacked’ including *my* social networking and bank accounts. These claims are incorrect. I will, however admit that a rather nice ‘sideways hack’ was deployed against my twitter. Aside from that no breaches orÃ‚Â relevant information, ‘personal’ or otherwise has come out of this episode and my position remains uncompromised.
All is well in JesterLand and here’s why……
The email account hacked was abandoned and sanitized 2 years ago and is one of many that are out there. They exist for a reason. Historical is credible. None contain anything of value. The accounts subsequently ‘hacked’ through information found within are not *my* accounts – they are accounts, information and disinformation of the persona, not the person. They are rigged to have service messages from decoy accounts and services delivered to them long after abandonment. Does anyone actually think I would be stupid enough to leave or allow a single shred of relevant real-world information, even in ‘conversation’ that pertained to the actual me?
‘There’s a large mustard-mine near here. And the moral of that is — The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours.’ – The Duchess (Alice in Wonderland)
As many of you will have noticed, there haven’t been a lot of ‘TANGO DOWNS’ over the last few months. There is a reason for this. I decided that I should concentrate a little more on targeted intelligence gathering and a little less on the violent internet smackdown that is XerXeS and others.
I needed a way to get undisputable evidence as to the real world identity of ‘the mark’ – whatever the ‘mark’ or target was, be it Anons, Jihadist bomb plotters or forum admins, or whoever.
Over the last few months I have been running ‘Project Looking Glass’.
‘When a team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.’ – Pat Riley
From Softpedia Interview: The controversial UGNazi hackers have done it again. They have taken down the website of the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org), a non-profit organization launched to help United States service members who have been wounded or who need assistance.Â If until now the hackers have provided somewhat serious reasons for hacking and taking down websites, this time their motives are simple: they hate the infamous Jester (th3j35t3r) and they’re determined to attack everything he cares for.
‘I have a personal thing with jester. I just don’t like him or anything he supports’ Cosmo told Softpedia.
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Posted: 16th May 2012 by th3j35t3r in General
Tags: cubespherical, lolwut, manning, smedley, wtf
‘The more folks that dance around the bonfire, the more folks is get burned’ – Unknown
Wow, what an interesting week eh? It started out as one thing and exploded into a totally crazy, conspiracy theory ridden pile of ….. nothing. Here’s how it went down.
Sometime on Sunday afternoon: I get in a Twitter DM conversation with @cubespherical AKA ‘Smedley Manning’ (nice name BTW). ‘Smeddles’Â as I shall refer to him from now on, had before this point *seemed* to be a supporter. But now he decided he had somehow got my true identity and even gave me ‘my name’ in afore mentioned conversation. He stated that he was going to raise money for Wikileaks (and himself) – and once his Bitcoin wallet hit 20K he would drop my dox. So at this point I figured I have time to play his game, because I have to admit I found ‘Smeddles’ mildy amusing. It’s not the first time some chancer has tried to raise money using my questionably good name.
Holy crap! It escalated.
Posted: 2nd May 2012 by th3j35t3r in General, Hacker Tracker
Tags: TeamP0ison, teampoison
‘It’s very dangerous to wave to people you don’t know because what if they don’t have hands? They’ll think you’re being cocky.’Â - Mitch Hedberg
So after all the bluster and bullshit the from ‘mighty’ TeaMp0ison, what exactly did they do for any side, white, gray or black?Â They had no message, no cause, couldn’t decide who or what they were fighting with or against.
Their biggest claim to fame was that they basically auto-prank called UK’s MI6 anti-terrorism hotline, aside from that nothing notable, justÂ pulled a couple of easy site defacement and otherwise displayed what total children they are.
With all of their combined ‘leetness’Â they managed to jam up the anti-terror hotline in UK – not exactly a clever trick, but nonetheless prevented genuine calls to report terror or suspected terror activity from getting through to the right people. In my mind I likened it to when the Lulzsec crew shifted their target selection to government and military targets starting with a hit on the CIA site. That single hit right there caused them to pop up big on my radar. And we all know how that ended after a long drawn out battle.
Posted: 21st April 2012 by th3j35t3r in General
Tags: crabby ol bastard, krypt3ia, scot terban
‘A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.’ – Jean Baudrillard
This was not the original post in the queue I was gonna post – that can wait. Let’s talk about butthurt, and grudges.
You see about 2 and a half years ago when I was starting out on my jihad website smackdown campaign, I used to have to search myself for all my targets. On the 12th January 2010 (12 days into my ‘operation’) – I happened upon a BadBlue server hosting lots of RDX/PETN explosives training videos produced by suspicious looking fellas in shemags and brandishing AK’s.
This server was located inside the US and it’s contents had been crawled by google, therefore indexed, and showed up in google search results for anyone wanting to know how to build an IED or whatever.
Posted: 9th March 2012 by th3j35t3r in General, Press Coverage, Wikileaks
Tags: AnonOps, Anonymous, anonymousabu, assange, hacker, hacktivist, hactivism, hector xavier monsegur, Infosec Daily, islamic, jester, jihad, pwned, th3j35t3r, topiary
‘Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret’.Â – Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the beginning of this week just hours before the news of Hector Monsegur’s arrest broke, many of you will have noticed that my twitter profile pic changed from the usual ‘Jester Mask’ to a QR-Code. The timing of this subtle change could not have been more favorable, as interest peaked with the news of @anonymousabu’s demise visits to my twitter profile rocketed.
For posterity here’s a grab of said QR-Code:
Posted: 30th November 2011 by th3j35t3r in General
Tags: Anonymous, chronicle.su, jester, lebal drocer, th3j35t3r
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. -Â John Steinbeck
This past weekend I was required to access an old account I couldn’t recall the password to, so I used the ‘forgot password’ option. As we all know SOP is that you basically (by way of authentication) end up with an email in the email account you registered with requiring you click a link to reset your passwd.
So I am am sure you can imagine I have many email accounts, most of them one-time use, rest of them long since redundant.
But I plugged away, and managed to retrieve the link to reset the passwd.