President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva ahead of lengthy talks planned with Vladimir Putin, the highpoint of a European tour that is intended to show western solidarity before the momentous summit set to take place.
Prior to the meeting, the Russian President sat down with NBC News where he criticized the Biden administration over the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
In the interview, Putin made a bold accusation that the United States government assassinated the unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbit, and he wants to know the killers name, according to reports.
OANN reporter Jack Posobiec tweeted out Putin’s accusation, saying:
“Two days before the summit, Putin has publicly accused the US government of assassinating Ashli Babbitt”
Two days before the summit, Putin has publicly accused the US government of assassinating Ashli Babbitt
— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) June 15, 2021
At this time, there are many unanswered questions revolving around Ashli Babbitt’s death, and her family is demanding answers.
Putin is calling for the name of the person he says “murdered” Ashli, and is going a step further to call for the name of the person who he says ordered the kill in the first place.
OANN’s Jack Posobiec then posted Putin’s words, saying:
“Putin: Who ordered the assassination of the woman who walked into the Congress and was shot and killed by a policeman?”
Putin: Who ordered the assassination of the woman who walked into the Congress and was shot and killed by a policeman? https://t.co/jgW1rn6QAD
— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) June 15, 2021
Daily Mail reported on the NBC New interview, saying:
“Vladimir Putin has accused the US of ‘persecuting political opinions’ for arresting the MAGA mob at the Capitol siege, ahead of his summit with Joe Biden on Wednesday.
“The Russian president was asked about his jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in an interview filmed in Moscow last week before his meeting with Biden in Switzerland.
“And he replied by hitting back at the US, equating the arrest of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol with his treatment of Navalny.”
“We have a saying: ‘Don’t be mad at the mirror if you are ugly,’” he said. “It has nothing to do with you personally. But if somebody blames us for something, what I say is, why don’t you look at yourselves? You will see yourselves in the mirror, not us.”
He told US broadcaster NBC News:
“You are presenting it as dissent and intolerance toward dissent in Russia. We view it completely differently,”
He then pointed at the January 6 MAGA raid on the Capitol, saying:
“Do you know that 450 individuals were arrested after entering the Congress? … They came there with political demands.”
Putin also reiterated denials that the Kremlin was behind last year’s poisoning of Navalny with a nerve agent that nearly killed him, The Daily Mail reported.
“We don’t have this kind of habit, of assassinating anybody,”
Referring to Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb through a window that led to the House floor, Putin said:
“Did you order the assassination of the woman who walked into the Congress and who was shot and killed by a policeman?”
Tucker Carlson Interviewing Aaron Babbitt (Ashli’s Husband) & Terry Roberts (Babbitt Family’s Lawyer) About Their Lawsuit Demanding Answers About Ashli’s Death
Tucker: “Who shot your wife on January 6th?”
Aaron: “I don’t know…Nobody is telling us & the silence is deafening.” pic.twitter.com/CgUsAojdgN
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 15, 2021
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Russian hackers release officer personnel files on dark web after DC police department refuses to pay $4M ransom
May 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to reports, a ransomware gang that stole data from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and attempted to extort $4 million from MPD, has doxed nearly 200 officers and civilians after negotiations between the department and the hackers “reached a dead end.”
Hackers Who Attacked DC Police Say Negotiations Reached Dead End https://t.co/jlJgA860Gu
— NBC Connecticut (@NBCConnecticut) May 11, 2021
The Babuk group, a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate, said that it leaked the information after MPD allegedly refused to meet its $4 million demand, offering $100,000 instead, which the group rejected.
The DCist reported that on their dark website, the Russian hacker group claimed responsibility for stealing the files by writing:
“We publish the full data of the police department, including HR, Gang Database, you will find a full range of all data in the amount of 250GB in all parts, this is an indicator of why we should pay, the police always wanted to pay us, but the amount turned out to be too small.
“Look at this wall of shame, you have every change of not getting there, just pay us!”
The hackers also said that they would keep the data and files public for eight months, even if D.C. offered a larger ransom payment that the hackers were initially demanding.
“There is no way back you had very many chances.”
The posted police files reportedly include documents on crimes, suspects, investigations, and copies of three months’ worth of the daily intelligence briefings given to police chief Robert Contee III.
There are also extensive documents from the department’s human resources branch, including hiring initiatives, leave requests, and letters of reinstatement for officers returning to the department.
Foreign hackers say they demanded a $4 million ransom payment from D.C. for stolen police files, but the city only offered $100,000. Now the hackers are posting personnel files ahead of what could be a bigger dump of the sensitive data: https://t.co/5SipFduH0J
— Martin Austermuhle (@maustermuhle) May 11, 2021
According to FOX news, personal information pertaining to at least 200 law enforcement officers and citizens has been published.
MPD did not disclose what personal information has been leaked, but had confirmed on Wednesday, May 12th, that information belonging to 20 officers was “released through the access obtained from MPD’s network by unauthorized parties.”
In April, the group said it had hacked into the network of the city’s police department and threatened to leak the identifies of confidential informants unless an unspecified ransom was paid. Experts told the Associated Press (AP) that such a release could endanger the lives of the informants.
A day after the initial threat was posted, the gang tried to spur payment by leaking personal information of some police officers taken from background checks, including details of officer’s past drug use and finances, among other things.
Late Monday, May 10th, the group wrote on its website that it would release “all the data” it stole from the police department if it did not “raise the price.”
The group wrote:
“The negotiations reached a dead end, the amount we were offered does not suit us.”
Brett Callow, a threat analyst and ransomware expert at the security firm Emsisoft, said that Babuk leaked additional background files with its threat to release more. Callow said that he’s never seen a law enforcement agency pay a ransom before.
“This is far worse than any hack of other police departments previously.”
Hackers Threaten To Release Confidential DC Police Files Unless The City Pays Them $4 Million. https://t.co/b00ivNCUaw
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) May 14, 2021
According to NBC News, MPD personnel files on former and current law enforcement officers include information such as psychological assessment reports, Social Security numbers, marriage histories, financial histories, residential information, prior drug use, fingerprints, polygraph test results, driver’s licenses, phone numbers, and dates of birth.
Nearly every office profile with MPD is over 100 pages long. Chief Contree sent out an email to department employees providing them with instructions on how to set up credit monitoring services for themselves.
Shortly after the MPD was first hacked in April, Babuk claimed responsibility and published five officers’ profiles to validate their claims. The leak included approximately 500 pages of private information.
On Thursday, May 13th, the hackers said that the have released “the full data of the police department.” The group posted links to two batches of data: one marked “HR” for human resources and the other simply labeled “all.”
MPD has declined to comment, however, it has previously acknowledged an attack on its IT systems and has brought in the FBI to assist with the investigation.
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