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Too bad there isn't some way to just shut off the internet switch to and from Russia. 

But then how would Americans get alternative news that doesn't parrot the CIA official line?

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Japanese cyberattack countermeasures = fax machines

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Two years ago, Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, was the deputy chief of the government’s cybersecurity strategy office and also the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He provoked astonishment by admitting he had never used a computer in his professional life, and did not know what a USB memory stick/ drive was.

Hopefully, they have someone more qualified now!

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And let's see if it happens for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Whether these activities happen for which Olympics lets ya know who these actors really are

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Did these activities also happen for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics?

That could shed some light because if these activities vanished for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.................

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Too bad there isn't some way to just shut off the internet switch to and from Russia. They are a great source of trouble around the world. Putin has discovered that he can attack democracies much more cheaply with a free press than with his third world military.

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@venze

Is that the case? What are the supposedly Russian malicious cyberspace attacks on Tokyo Olympic Games for? Can anyone care to reveal the hidden agenda behind Russian military objective?

Russia, North Korea, China, and the current US presidency are the "Eric Cartman" of countries around the world.

Respect My Authoritah!!!!!!

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Is that the case? What are the supposedly Russian malicious cyberspace attacks on Tokyo Olympic Games for? Can anyone care to reveal the hidden agenda behind Russian military objective?

The agenda is barely given. Russia was systematically doping its athletes to achieve success. Given that the programme was orchestrated at a national level, Russia was banned from participating in the games.

Out of spite it had planned to disrupt the games for everyone.

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There will be no olympics in Tokyo so dont need any "measures",yopparai Ivan will stay in his zemilanka...and will not "hack" your olympics...

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So the anti virus company needs to get some anti virus protection against a virus, classic!

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Cancel the Olympics and problem solved.

who would want to hack an Olympics with only one team competing anyway?

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Naturally, US & Britain do not conduct any cyber operations against Russia and its interests at all.

You never hear Russia complain about it. So maybe they don't.

Yeah, right, too funny... I can just see the "free" western media running front pages with stories of Russia busting US & co cyberattacks against it.

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Japan's chief government spokesman said on Tuesday the country will put cyberattack countermeasures in place to make sure the Tokyo Olympics are a success.

Yeah OK,  sure ....who can forget the last guy in charge of this who didnt use email or a smartphone. With top guns like that in charge Japan,s best coutermeasure might just be turnig off the power switch.

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marcelitoToday  09:06 am JST

Naturally, US & Britain do not conduct any cyber operations against Russia and its interests at all.

You never hear Russia complain about it. So maybe they don't. Or maybe they do but they're so good that Russia can't catch them doing it. lol

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The best cyber attack countermeasure is to not use computers at all. Isn't that how the cyber security minister has been doing his job? Seems to be working for him.

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you could replace "Russia" with "China" throughout this whole article and it wouldn't seem one bit out of the ordinary

like minds and all that...

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I don’t doubt Russia engages in such attacks (as do all other countries in the world) but there is no tangible benefit and much more to lose if Russia is outed. Certainly a lot more to the story and maybe not even state sponsored. Not at all worthy as a top story unless there are other reasons for making it one.

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@sf2k

Ban Russia, Ban China, problems solved.

Article:

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years in December over widespread doping offenses, including the Tokyo Games

or you mean ban from what?

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Ban Russia, Ban China, problems solved.

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Where is the problem? I’ve heard, they will be held ‘at all costs’...lol

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@venze

What are the supposedly Russian malicious cyberspace attacks on Tokyo Olympic Games for?

There’s no time to explain

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Dirty Russia, dirty Russia as always..

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Is that the case? What are the supposedly Russian malicious cyberspace attacks on Tokyo Olympic Games for? Can anyone care to reveal the hidden agenda behind Russian military objective?

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A lot of propaganda talk in style "highly likely" aka Skripal,Navalny etc....all same pattern.

No evidence,as for me just other fake news.

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Oops, six people got caught with their hands in the cookie tin? Tsk tsk. Naughty.

The Olympics seems to be the very least of it, according to the article, but maybe they were the best attention grabber.

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US has no right to complain about Russia doing whatever it wants -- Russia has the country's tacit approval through Trump.

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The Brits and Yanks feigning moral outrage and accusing others of cloak and dagger attacks abroad is too funny. The two countries that have meddled in, conspired against, destabilized and outright attacked more countries around the globe than any other in history.

But of course they own the media so their version of events becomes "correct."

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The people here just eat this stuff up, hook, line and sinker. All primed and ready to go to war with imaginary enemies.

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What Tokyo Olympics?

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The Brits and Yanks feigning moral outrage and accusing others of cloak and dagger attacks abroad is too funny. The two countries that have meddled in, conspired against, destabilized and outright attacked more countries around the globe than any other in history.

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Why not use the available proof and action on it? There must be appropriate international laws to punish such culprits so it may stop. Or we we going to keep debating while they continue their mission and expand?

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Unlikely. Disrupting the Olympics with cyberattacks would be a complete waste of time. To me it seems unlikely the Olympics will take place anyway. The 2020 Olympics is going to self-destruct anyway.

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Fact check required.

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Sensational headlines but where is the proof?

There isn’t any...

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I really don't think the 2021 Olympics needs any disruption. It's pretty much on the fence as it is thanks to Covid.

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Olympics - corrupt, but fun

Russia - corrupt and deadly

I'll settle for the first option

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Naturally, US & Britain do not conduct any cyber operations against Russia and its interests at all.

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I thought that you would be first to reply today, Burning Bush. I imagine that you were metaphorically ready with your pencil. You have attacked similar stories where Russia has been caught out, such as the Salisbury poisonings.

Good Eyre Ah_so. The most notable Burning Bush attack is COVID-19 is just a flu.

Russia should be careful when it messes with a "smaht powa" like Japan.

Quintessential smaht powa.

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"The attack in South Korea had previously been linked to Russia by cybersecurity researchers but was made to look like the work of Chinese or North Korean hackers, Britain's foreign ministry said."

And of course the same people jumping to conclusions here now and condemning Russia without any hard evidence were the same lemming-like geniuses who were shouting curses about the Chinese/NK at that time.

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I also hear Putin pays very well for misinformation, what part of Russia are you from again?

Heard from who and how much is he paying and comparable to which countries?

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Forgot to add: "O'DOYLE RULES!!!"

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Russia is like the mean kid with dirty clothes and a rat tail who nobody really wants on their kickball team, so he just goes on the other side of the fence and throws rocks and handfuls of mud over at the kids playing the game.

There isn't really an apparent strategy for Russia other than to upset the status quo. And once they do, then what? Corner the global markets in tin ore and turnips? Their economy is smaller than Italy's. Sure they've got oil and gas, but so does Venezuela.

I think they're just swinging their dongs around because they can, because "they have nukes!"... and mostly, because they're bitter about losing the Cold War.

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I thought that you would be first to reply today, Burning Bush. I imagine that you were metaphorically ready with your pencil. You have attacked similar stories where Russia has been caught out, such as the Salisbury poisonings.

The Russian government has just shown itself to be a spiteful little conniving bunch of spoilt children. After getting caught for cheating, and not allowed to join in the games, they decided that they would do their best to ruin everyone else's fun.

Best post yet!!

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Russia should be careful when it messes with a "smaht powa" like Japan.

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Kurisu

Japan barely started its cyber defense. U.S. And Britain is far ahead of Japan.

I also hear Putin pays very well for misinformation, what part of Russia are you from again?

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All part and parcel of the massive US-sponsored disinformation campaigns, Red Scare/Yellow Peril programs and anti-independent media drives which have been increasing for years:

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/10/01/fbi-peacedata-russia-censorship/

"In October 2018, Facebook and Twitter oversaw a large crackdown on alternative news outlets, banning massively popular pages that reported critically on US police brutality and militarism.

A veteran neoconservative operative who works closely with US government-backed institutions, Jamie Fly, took credit for the 2018 social media purge. Fly boasted to The Grayzone contributor Jeb Sprague that that censorship of alternative media was “just the beginning.”

Soon after making these revealing remarks, Fly was promoted to the head of the US government’s media arm the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), an information weapon created by the CIA during the Cold War to spread propaganda against the Soviet Union and communist China.

A former advisor to neoconservative Senator Marco Rubio, Jamie Fly is also a top official at the powerful US government-funded think tank the German Marshall Fund, which helps oversee a campaign to discredit American independent media outlets by insinuating links to Russia and China that often do not exist."

As mentioned above, all countries (particularly the US, UK, Israel and Russia) are active in disinformation and propaganda, but in the past few years it has totally infected the western media. I'd be willing to bet that in a couple of months this story is revealed to be nothing more than fake news.

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As if we didn't need another reason to cancel the Olympics. The sooner they're cancelled the better.

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So why don't the US and Britain DO something about it? Like boycott any future Games from being held there. Or is this going to go unchallenged again? Yeah probably.

exactly

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Russia being aggressive again!

Just like they did a few years back by using soldiers without identification or a flag to take back Crimea.

U.S. And Europe won't do anything?

Yes it was us it's Russian land again, belongs to Russia.

Shot down a passenger plane heading to Asia, Russian soldiers using Russian weapons.

Russia will never admit to anything. Very shady, good at deception, lying, using poison to take out enemies, using beautiful women spy to extract information, using cyber attacks to influence elections, interfere with other countries, steal blueprints, back engineering.

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I would be surprised if Russia wasn't using its cyber capabilities to probe other countries and international organizations. For better or worse this is how intelligence gathering works in the 21st century. America, China, Russia, Britain, Israel are all playing the same game. Those massive NSA data centers in the Utah desert aren't there to serve you cat videos on Youtube.

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So why don't the US and Britain DO something about it? Like boycott any future Games from being held there. Or is this going to go unchallenged again? Yeah probably.

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> The British officials declined to give specific details about the latest attacks or say whether they were successful, but said they had targeted Games organizers, logistics suppliers and sponsors.

In a virtual press conference on Monday, Justice Department Assistant Attorney General John Demers also declined to discuss the hacking activity around the 2020 Games.

Accusations without specifics?

And not a word from Japan, the host country!

This seems to be a non factual propaganda piece by the west.

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The attack in South Korea had previously been linked to Russia by cybersecurity researchers but was made to look like the work of Chinese or North Korean hackers, Britain's foreign ministry said.

An interesting tactics...

Defense-focus is not enough nor effective in curbing cyberattacks. Warning counter-attack is often made to gain deterrence and certain equilibrium with adversaries.

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Expect the usual 'Can't prove it! Can't prove it!' and 'the west is worse' from the pro-Russia crowd.

Denial and obfuscation are the basic tools of the job.

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Like all outlandish conspiracy theories, this one lacks verifiable evidence.

I thought that you would be first to reply today, Burning Bush. I imagine that you were metaphorically ready with your pencil. You have attacked similar stories where Russia has been caught out, such as the Salisbury poisonings.

The Russian government has just shown itself to be a spiteful little conniving bunch of spoilt children. After getting caught for cheating, and not allowed to join in the games, they decided that they would do their best to ruin everyone else's fun.

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The British officials declined to give specific details about the latest attacks or say whether they were successful, but said they had targeted Games organizers, logistics suppliers and sponsors.

If they exposed the crooked dealings of the IOC and Dentsu good on them.

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a litany of malicious cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian military intelligence

Expect the usual 'Can't prove it! Can't prove it!' and 'the west is worse' from the pro-Russia crowd. I wonder why the Kremlin's troll armies continue to support Trump and his fellow Republicans. hmmmm

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Despicable. The best course of action is to outright ban this rogue state from Tokyo 2021. Their athletes are doping cheats anyway and none of them will be missed.

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Like all outlandish conspiracy theories, this one lacks verifiable evidence.

The whole world seems to be putting on a tinfoil hat recently.

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