#2965: AD Links NHS Virus Inject To Serco’s Pig-Farm Ransomware, Baginski’s Federal Demon Bridge
United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online – (AbelDanger.net)
May 16, 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
Field McConnell – United States Marine and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – has linked recent virus injects which shut down parts of the NHS hospital computer system to ‘ransomware’ allegedly developed by Serco shareholders to extort guest actors in sado-masochistic and pedophile ‘raves’ at a B.C. pig farm (1996-2002) and Maureen Baginski, Serco’s Vice President of Intelligence Services and former head of NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, who is allegedly using Serco’s Demon face recognition software to blackmail mentors and clients of the federal bridge certification authority (FBCA) network.
Ransomware ‘WannaCry’ attack explained
McConnell looks forward to an invitation to brief President Trump in the presence of retired Marine Corps two-star Randolph “Tex” Alles, director of the United States Secret Service, on how he can take down Serco with a RICO action and purge blackmailers and child pornographers from the federal bridge.
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“Who is behind the WannaCry ransomware attack crippling NHS hospital trusts across the UK?
A massive cyber attack has crippled NHS Trusts up and down the country – but who is behind it?
BY SOPHIE CURTIS 14:34, 15 MAY 2017
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“The Wannacry Cyber Attack Puts NSA Hacking Back Into Focus
Reuters May 15, 2017
An unprecedented global cyberattack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the U.S. National Security Agency.
The attack was made possible by a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows software that the NSA used to build a hacking tool for its own use – only to have that tool and others end up in the hands of a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers, which then published them online.
Microsoft President Brad Smith sharply criticized the U.S. government on Sunday for “stockpiling” software flaws that it often cannot protect, citing recent leaks of both NSA and CIA hacking tools.
“Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage,” Smith wrote in a blog post. “An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.”
Some major technology companies, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, declined comment on the Microsoft statement. But some other technology industry executives said privately that it reflected a widely held view in Silicon Valley that the U.S. government is too willing to jeopardize internet security in order to preserve offensive cyber capabilities. The NSA did not respond to requests for comment.
The NSA and other intelligence services generally aim to balance disclosing software flaws they unearth against keeping them secret for espionage and cyber warfare purposes.
On Monday, senior administration officials defended the government’s handling of software flaws, without confirming the NSA link to WannaCry, the tool used in the global ransomware attack.
CYBERSECURITYA Group Linked to Leaking NSA Spying Tools Is Making Another Threat
“The United States, more than probably any other country, is extremely careful with their processes about how they handle any vulnerabilities that they’re aware of,” Tom Bossert, the White House homeland security adviser, said at a press briefing on Monday.
Other tools from the presumed NSA toolkit published by the Shadow Brokers have also been repurposed by criminals and are being sold on underground forums, researchers said. But they appear to be less damaging than WannaCry. It is not known who is behind the Shadow Brokers.
Derek Manky, global security strategist at cyber security firm Fortinet, said he thinks WannaCry is probably the worst that will come from the Shadow Brokers’ publicly dumped toolkit, though the group may have held back from public revealing everything it obtained.
“Out of that batch, it is probably a high-water mark,” Manky said.
“WE KNEW IT COULD BE A PROBLEM” Security experts said the NSA had engaged in responsible disclosure by informing Microsoft of the flaw at some point after learning it had been stolen and a month before the tools leaked online.
Users who do not patch their systems and the Shadow Brokers were more directly responsible for the attack than NSA, they said.
The Department of Homeland Security began an “aggressive awareness campaign” to alert industry partners to the importance of installing the Microsoft patch shortly after it was released in March, an agency official working on the attack said. “This one, we knew it could be a problem,” the official told Reuters.
“NSA should be embarrassed – they’ve had a lot of damaging leaks,” said James Lewis, a former U.S. official who is now a cyber expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Still, he said, “Microsoft needs to admit that the 20th century is over, it’s a much more hostile environment, and that hobbling the NSA won’t make us any safer.” For more on the ransomware attack, watch Fortune’s video:
How to Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks Involving Ransomware Criminals use ransomware to extort money from individual users and big businesses.
Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. government created an inter-agency review, known as the Vulnerability Equities Process, to determine whether flaws should be shared or kept secret.
White House cyber security coordinator Rob Joyce, who previously worked in the NSA’s elite hacking squad, told a Reuters reporter in April that the Trump administration was considering how to “optimize” the Vulnerability Equities Process, but he did not elaborate.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment about the status of the review process. A source familiar with the matter said equities meetings still take place but less frequently than they did under the Obama administration.
In Congress, Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Democratic Senator Brian Schatz are working on legislation that would codify the review process.
“We have reached a turning point where it is not sustainable for governments to think they can retain vulnerabilities for very long,” said Ari Schwartz, who oversaw technology security issues at the National Security Council during the Obama administration.”
Serco Executive Maureen Baginski Receives FBI Intelligence Analysts Association Award RESTON, VIRGINIA – May 2, 2011 – SercoInc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, is proud to announce that Maureen Baginski, Vice President of Serco’s Intelligence Services, received the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (IAA) Award. The first annual event and ceremony was held on April 12 in Washington, DC.
Ms. Baginski was recognized for her work from 2003 to 2005, when she served as the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence. In that position, she was responsible for establishing and managing the FBI’s first-ever intelligence program. She adapted FBI intelligence capabilities with information technologies to create an intelligence-sharing operation that could identify threats before they became attacks.
During the awards ceremony, James Mackey, a former FBI supervisory intelligence analyst, had these words to say about Ms. Baginski, “Ladies and gentlemen, this person, Maureen Baginski immediately established credibility through hard work the old fashioned way. She became one of the Director’s tugboats, and again, through hard work…she established the FBI directorate for domestic intelligence and brought about fundamental change in the FBI, not only for you, but for the American people.”
Prior to her role with the FBI, Ms. Baginski served at the National Security Agency (NSA) for 23 years, where she held a variety of positions, including Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Director, Senior Operations Officer in the National Security Operations Center; Executive Assistant to the Director of NSA/Central Security Service, Chief Officer of the Director; Assistant Deputy Director of Technology and Systems; and lead analyst for the Soviet Union. As SIGINT Director, Ms. Baginski successfully established and directed a unified program to exploit encrypted or denied information on global networks. Leading the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, the Nation’s high technology cryptology organization, she managed a complex and geographically dispersed distributed information production enterprise.
“We are truly proud of Maureen and this great honor she received. She has brought to Serco the same can-do attitude she exuded while working for the FBI and she continues to lead her team here at Serco with pride and respect,” said Ed Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer atSerco.
Ms. Baginski is also the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, two Director of Central Intelligence National Achievement Medals, the Director of Military Intelligence’s Leadership Award, and NSA’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award. She holds BA and MA degrees in Slavic Languages and Linguistics from the University of Albany. In December 2005, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Albany for her service to the nation.
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“A new piece from today’s Vancouver Sun. Starnet took bets, warrants disclose
Police information also details lurid images of sado-masochism and degradation pulled from Starnet’s sites.
David Baines, Sun Business Reporter Vancouver Sun
On Nov. 3, Eric Wickberg bet $15 that the New York Rangers would beat the point spread over the New Jersey Devils. He lost. But winning was not the point of the exercise. Wickberg was a Vancouver police detective assigned to the Coordinated Law Enforcement Unit, which was conducting a covert investigation into Internet gaming sites operated by Vancouver-based Starnet Communications International Inc.
The bet was one of dozens placed by Wickberg and his CLEU colleagues, as outlined in a 61-page information document filed by police to obtain a warrant to search Starnet’s Carrall’s Street office and the homes of 15 Starnet officers, directors and associates.
However, Starnet has said that due to the uncertain legality of Internet gambling in Canada and the United States, the company does not accept bets from residents of those countries.
The same search warrant information details in lurid detail the images of sado-masochism and degradation that police officers pulled from Starnet’s pornography Web sites.
Police further allege that a consultant to Starnet told them he been given a “staff-demo access code,” enabling him to access, through the Sizzle site, images of child pornography. No details were provided.
The allegations shocked investors, who had taken comfort in Starnet’s assurances that, in an effort to attract institutional investors, it was getting out of the porn business.
Even the New York office of mainstream brokerage firm Nesbitt Burns, a subsidiary of the venerable Bank of Montreal, was considering a possible $30-million US share offering.
But Starnet’s share price, which was riding the hot air of Internet gaming mania, crashed Friday when local police, accompanied by a SWAT team and computer specialists from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Customs Service, invaded Starnet’s Carrall Street office and seized equipment and records.
On Friday, after news of the search broke, Starnet’s stock price dropped 69 per cent to $4 US on the OTC bulletin board in the United States. On Monday, it recouped some of that loss, closing at $5.60 on huge volume of 6.8 million shares.
Vancouver police representative Constable Anne Drennan said police fielded about 100 calls from anxious investors Friday and more Monday.
“The investors were almost exclusively from the United States, just frantic investors,” she told a news conference.
“They wanted to know if they should sell. Of course, we couldn’t give that kind of advice.”
She said some callers were emotional, saying they had lost everything.
“Men were crying over the phone, saying their entire life savings had been wiped out. We’ve never dealt with anything like this. “A lot of people have been affected. It was hard. It was sad. I felt bad for them, but what can you say?”
Drennan said about 50 police officers are poring over computer desks, records and other material seized during the search, which lasted until 8 p.m. Sunday.
She said charges are pending, but they could be a way off due to the huge amount of information to be analysed.
Starnet chief executive officer Mark Dohlen said the company “will continue its operations and proceed with its strategic plans following minor interruptions to service over the past weekend.”
He insisted that his firm — which has a gaming licence in the Caribbean island country Antigua but no licence to offer games of chance in British Columbia — has been complying with all applicable laws and regulations.
“Starnet is a cutting-edge company that is a pioneer in Internet gaming,” he said in a release.
“We believe the selective investigation into the operations of our company is a result of a misunderstanding of Internet issues as they relate to the process of our business and the venues in which our services are offered. There is little or no legal precedent relative to this business.”
In a separate release, Starnet re-confirmed its plan to dump, through an auction process, its porn sites.
“This divestiture will allow Starnet to focus all available resources on the further development of its core Internet gaming businesses,” the company said.
According to the search warrant information, Starnet was incorporated in the Barbados in November 1996, and its directors included Mark Dohlen, Jason Bolduc (who has since left the company) and Roy Gould, now vice-president of Vancouver brokerage firm United Capital Securities Inc.
In March 1997, Starnet merged with a Delaware corporation to allow the firm to re-domicile in that jurisdiction. Initially, Starnet’s sole business was distributing Internet porn from it offices at 425 Carrall, the former office of engineering firm H.A. Simons.
According to the search warrant information, its early operations were partly financed through a $207,869 loan from Celestine Fund Management Inc., a privately-held investment fund based in the British Virgin Islands.
In June 1997, Celestine sold the debt to DGD Wealth Management, a B.C. company headed by Gould, the Vancouver broker.
The following month, Starnet began to diversify its operations, incorporating World Gaming Services Inc., based in Antigua, to operate Internet gaming Websites, and Electronic Financial Services Caribbean Inc., to handle the monetary transactions.
With hundreds of companies clamouring to jump on the gambling bandwagon, Starnet quickly realized that it could make more money licensing its betting technology than on taking bets.
It set up another Antiguan subsidiary, Softec Systems Caribbean Inc., and offered licences for $100,000 each, plus royalties ranging from 10 to 40 per cent of gross revenues. By last month, it had licensed nearly 50 companies.
The prospect of a continual stream of cash flowing into Starnet’s coffers excited investors, who bid up the stock to $26 US in July, giving the company a total stock market value of $1 billion Cdn.
Starnet also advertised that it would help its licensees get gambling licences from the Antiguan government, which charged $100,000 US per year for a gambing licence.
It developed a close relationship with Antiguan officials. On July 8, it announced that Clare Roberts, who served as Antigua’s attorney-general and minister of justice from 1994 to 1997, had been appointed a director of the company.
According to the search warrant information, Roberts attended an Internet gaming conference in Vancouver in June, where an undercover officer asked him whether the Antiguan government allows its licensees to take bets from the United States.
According to the information, Roberts replied, “Officially it’s discouraged, but if you want to, you know, they can’t really stop you.”
In late July, news of a dispute between Starnet and one of its biggest licensees, rocked Starnet’s share price.
Claude Levy, who represented Las Vegas Casinos Inc., said Starnet’s gaming technology was grossly deficient and claimed to be filing a $1-billion US damage claim against Starnet. Starnet’s share price dropped by nearly half to $13 US.
Starnet rejected Levy’s claims and noted that, days earlier, Starnet had cancelled his firm’s licence for non-payment of $203,000 in licensing fees that had been owing since May 31.
Levy’s firm never did file a lawsuit, but Starnet did, claiming in B.C. Supreme Court that Levy had made “false and malicious” statements about the company.
However, according to the search warrant information, Levy had been complaining about Starnet’s service for months.
Vancouver police searched the curbside garbage of Starnet officer Paul Giles in February 1996 and found e-mail from Levy complaining of overbilling.
Levy said the overbilling left them “wide open to massive chargebacks, with very little recourse to the clients.”
He further stated: “Many consumers already don’t trust the Internet with their credit cards, and many don’t trust the online casinos, but Starnet is doing the most damage to the industry, just because you have so many incompetent people, acting like they know what they are doing.”
Police also found in Giles’ garbage a copy of his will which stated:
“Starnet owes me $50,000 US, Roy [Gould, the broker] has $130,000 US or more” and “options exercised by Roy should be an additional $60,000 US or more.”
The will also indicated that Gould held, on Giles’ behalf, 500,000 to 550,000 free-trading shares in an account at United Capital Securities.
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“Statement of Jim Flyzik Acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Information Officer (CIO) before the House Government Reform Committee 6/21/2001 …. Treasury also hosted the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) project for the Federal government, currently operated by GSA. The FBCA is a mechanism for the secure exchange of information between government agencies. The bridge allows agency public key infrastructures (PKIs) to interoperate as it permits digital credentials (called “digital certificates”) issued by each agency to its employees to be accepted with trust and confidence by other agencies for electronic transactions. This functionality directly supports E-Government, as agencies will be able to perform Internet-enabled transactions, such as credit card collections through banks, or secure emails between agencies, with previously unattainable trust and confidence. A prototype version of the FBCA became operational in February 2000 and was successfully used in a large-scale test in April 2000. During that time, the PKIs of five different organizations within the U.S., the Canadian Government and academia, were cross-certified through the prototype FBCA. The agencies were able to interoperate, successfully exchanging digitally signed electronic mail messages. FBCA is operated by GSA and, once cross-certification has been completed, will be used by NASA, USDA’s National Finance Center, FDIC, Treasury, the State of Illinois, and the Canadian Government for the electronic transfer of documents.”
“The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, commonly pronounced “sifius”) is an inter-agency committee of the United States Government that reviews the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies or operations. Chaired by the United States Secretary of the Treasury, CFIUS includes representatives from 16 U.S. departments and agencies, including the Defense, State and Commerce departments, as well as (most recently) the Department of Homeland Security. CFIUS was established by President Gerald Ford‘s Executive Order 11858 in 1975. President Reagan delegated the review process to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States with the Executive Order 12661 in 1988. This was in response to U.S. Congress giving authority to the President to review foreign investments, in the form of Exon-Florio Amendment.”
Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 8 January 2015
Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. During that period under Serco’s management and leadership, NPL has delivered an extraordinary variety and breadth of accomplishments for the UK’s economy and industry. Some of the key achievements during that time have been:… It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade…. NPL’s caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency [spot fixed] trading in the City [by Serco pig-farm banks] through NPL [Zulu] Time.”
“Robert Pickton’s siblings knew what serial killer was doing, lawsuits by victims’ children allege
Lori Culbert, Postmedia News | May 9, 2013 11:55 PM ET
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Robert Pickton’s siblings knew what serial killer was doing, lawsuits by victims’ children allege VANCOUVER — Four children of Vancouver’s missing women have filed lawsuits against serial killer Robert Pickton and two of his siblings over the loss of their mothers.
The civil suits filed Thursday also name as defendants the provincial justice ministry, the city of Vancouver, and five RCMP officers.
The lawsuits name Pickton’s brother, Dave Pickton, and sister, Linda Wright, because they were part owners in the family farm.
“David Pickton and Linda Wright knew that Robert Pickton and others tortured and killed sex workers and other persons at the Pickton property, and were aware that the actions and propensities of Robert Pickton represented a danger to persons attending the Pickton property,” the lawsuits say.
The lawsuits, filed by Vancouver lawyer Jason Gratl, say the deaths of their mothers caused the children to suffer loss of emotional and financial support, loss of guidance in developing cultural identity, and psychological trauma.
The allegations in the lawsuits have not been proven in court. The defendants have not yet filed written responses.
The lawsuits were filed by Sarah Jean de Vries, daughter of Sarah de Vries; Theresa Mongovius, daughter of Cynthia Feliks; Troy and Joel Boen, sons of Yvonne Boen; and Melissa Marin, Carol Cote and Donald Cote, children of Dianne Rock.
DNA belonging to all four women — de Vries, Feliks, Boen and Rock — were found on Pickton’s Port Coquitlam pig farm. He faced first-degree murder in their deaths, but the charges were stayed after he was convicted in 2007 of killing six other missing women.
The lawsuits argue police should have been aware Pickton was attacking sex workers in the Downtown Eastside, in part because he was charged in 1997 with the attempted murder of a woman on his farm. Those charges were stayed, but a RCMP corporal put a note on a police database to warn all officers that Pickton was a threat to women on the street.
“Notwithstanding their knowledge of risks to sex workers, [Vancouver police] and RCMP failed to warn Sarah of the specific risk that a serial killer was active in the Downtown Eastside,” the de Vries lawsuit says.
“The VPD and RCMP owed and breached a duty of care to Sarah, as a member of the public and as an individual within a group at heightened risk of harm from a serial killer.”
The lawsuits allege police failed to pursue all investigative leads, mismanaged information, were “inadequate and inept” with surveillance and undercover operations, and failed to confirm or rule out suspects.
The RCMP officers being sued are Supt. Ric Hall, Cpl. Frank Henley, Const. Ruth Chapman (Yurkiw), Supt. Earl Moulton and Staff Sgt. Brad Zalys. Some are now retired.
The lawsuits allege a Crown prosecutor was negligent when she stayed the charges against Pickton in the 1997 attack.
“Crown counsel knew or ought to have known that entering a stay of proceedings would increase the risk that Robert Pickton would continue to cause death and serious injury,” the documents say. Postmedia News”
“DHS ICE OTD … Since 1986, through various contracts, Serco has provided full training lifecycle support for all areas of this key Law Enforcement organization including Inspections, Border Patrol, Enforcement, and DHS operations at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Glynco, GA. .. Serco developed and scripted three scenarios based on negligent practices identified by the IG report that have resulted in the use of lost or uncontrolled weapons for robbery, murder, and the accidental death of a child. We used creative animation techniques, sound effects, music, and talented voice actors playing multiple characters to create an emotional appeal much different—and infinitely more powerful—from the standard WBT offering.
Serco has trained more than 400,000 DHS students in every region and district, at every land, air and sea border crossing, in classrooms, through WBT, train-the-trainer programs, on-the-job training and through the implementation of performance support systems in a blended learning environment. In collaboration with ICE OTD, our latest efforts have resulted in the accreditation and completion of three programs, including HSI FOTP, ICE OTD IDC, and ICE OPR. Serco was integral to the ICE team that was recognized by the 2012 “Excellence in Law Enforcement” Award given to the ICE Domestic Field Operations Training Program (DFTOP) Accreditation Project for having greatly improved ICE training, increasing operational efficacy and efficiency, and minimizing safety issues to ICE officers and the public.”
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
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