The IT role in Russiagate: Part III – Internet maneuvers, an Obama-linked trust group, and DARPA

Information maneuvers in the dark.

Part I is here.  Part II is here.

Part II concluded with a discussion of Rodney Joffe’s private ISP, an arrangement he spoke of himself in a June 2015 PR release on an award from the tech organization Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG).

Part III continues with a listen to the echoes of the Conficker worm (a high-profile project for Rodney Joffe); a most remarkably-timed formation of a new trust group with extensive Obama links – and one link in particular to the 2016 DNC intrusion; and the link – because of course there is one – to the DARPA project John Durham is investigating Georgia Tech’s participation in.

Previous plot outline?

One penultimate set of facts sheds some clarifying light on what we’ve tallied up already.  It relates to Rodney Joffe’s participation in the IT working group Continue reading “The IT role in Russiagate: Part III – Internet maneuvers, an Obama-linked trust group, and DARPA”

The IT role in Russiagate: Part II – “Trust,” those pesky years 2015 and 2016, and new Georgia Tech dots that connect

Trust; but verify.

Part I is here.  (Part III is here.)  Part II, in this article, was planned originally.  There is now a Part III, which I will post separately but simultaneously.  Separating Parts II and III is principally about limiting the size and number of images in each article.

Key points for Parts II and III:

  • Features of Ops-Trust “trust group” model are significant to assessing Joffe and Georgia Tech roles in Alfa-gate
  • A different industry group (M3AAWG), which functions in some ways as a trust group, has links to multiple Alfa-gate actors
  • One of those is Listrak, suggesting a reason to probe how contract with Cendyn and exploitation by Joffe team came about
  • Rodney Joffe was using a private ISP he controlled for over a decade, including in 2016-2017
  • Several of same players (including Joffe and Georgia Tech) involved in Conficker worm working group in 2009; interesting pattern of features
  • New non-profit for cybersecurity was started by Obama-linked experts near end of his term and joined M3AAWG in May 2016
  • Georgia Tech involvement in DARPA research project (reported on 10 March) is about a key principle uniquely associated with CrowdStrike conclusions on DNC intrusion – and grant solicitations were announced in April 2016

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