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"At the national mall you're listening to wtop washington's news traffic and weather station the wtop producer's desk is wired by ibew local 26 where electrical contractors come to grow good morning i'm stephanie gaines bryant andrew alsbrooks is our producer the top stories we're following for you today two dozen women and children held by hamas since its bloody incursion into israel on october seventh were released part of the swap arrangement worked out with the help of egypt cutter in the united states israel also freed palestinians 39 from prison as part of the deal it was not all this as we hear from lilia luciano in tel aviv day one of the ceasefire began as planned at seven a .m. allowing hundreds of eight trucks carrying fuel and supplies to reach gazans in but just an hour into the temporary truce shots fired cbs news captured the moment israeli soldiers shot and killed at least two civilians injuring several others to block them from returning to evacuated northern gaza at least three more days of hostage releases are planned as israel has paused its attacks on gaza americans no were among the hostages released by hamas but president biden is calling the exchange on friday only a start here cbs's weijia jiang there up are to 10 americans who are still unaccounted for president biden said not all of their additions are known but they could be among the hostages we don't know what the list of all the diseases are and when they'll be released but we know the numbers when they're going to be released as soon as the former minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of george point has been stabbed in federal prison in arizona ap's lisa dwyer reports derek chauvin the former minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering george floyd was was stabbed by another inmate and seriously injured at a federal prison in arizona the attack happened at the federal correctional institution tucson a medium security prison that has been plagued by security lapses and staffing shortages the bureau of prisons confirmed an inmate was assaulted and said responding employees performed life -saving measures before the inmate was taken to a hospital the agency did not identify the inmate by name forty seven -year -old chauvin is serving a twenty one year federal sentence for violating floyd's civil rights and a twenty two and a half year state sentence for second -degree murder and he said wire the rainbow bridges back open in niagara falls new york just days after a fiery crash w ivb's tara lynch on reports what investigators are saying kurt and monica balani were identified as the victims in a tragic rainbow bridge crash on wednesday both were fifty three years old and the couple lived on grand island officials say they were traveling from the seneca niagara casino in a twenty twenty two when the car drove up a median went airborne and crashed into a border checkpoint booth the niagara falls police crash management unit is handling the investigation the investigation has just started this isn't gonna be concluded anytime soon on friday investigators and the niagara falls fire department were trying to recover the car's black box which will play a key role in the investigation police say they are also looking into a bentley recall that affected the accelerator in australia we're learning more about the victims of a deadly landslide in alaska those killed or missing in this landslide in southeastern alaska have been identified as five members of a family and their 65 year old neighbor a commercial fisherman who made a bid for the state's loan seat of the u .s house last year 44 year old timothy and 36 year old beth helmer were at home with their children daughters aged 16 and 11 and a 12 year son old at the time of the landslide near the remote fishing village of wrangle alaska the younger children remain missing as does the neighbor jim chrysalis cbs news concerns are growing about what may be done with the thousands of hours of security footage from the capitol riot on january 26 last week house speaker mike johnson allowed the footage to be released and it will come out at different times over the next few months the internal video has already been made available to former fox news host tucker carlson who released an edited version showing what he called a mostly peaceful protest say today says there is concern the conservative politicians will spin the narrative and not show the most violent segments however other groups are preparing to examine the additional video to identify more suspects as the fbi maintains a list and pictures of individuals who after nearly three years have still not been identified ralph fox wtop news new york states by versa active bill that removes statute of the statute of limitations mandates or a year period has prompted a number of complaints against celebrities and just this week that includes a 1993 allegation against current mayor eric adams ws news elaine kihano points out the bill was signed into law by the governor who replaced a governor accused of improper behavior former new york governor wants to be sued under the adult survivors act he's then aid britney commiso alleged he groped her in 2021 he put his hand up my blouse and cupped my breast over my bra she's alleging pledging continuous sexual harassment como denied the allegations and later resigned in a statement a lawyer for the former governor said miss commiso's claims are provably false which is why the albany district attorney dismissed the case two years ago after a thorough investigation a look at way three thirty six everything okay hey time honey i'm here for you me tell me about school
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"Hour brought to you by pen that great rate for everyone here is steve rapoport this is a bloomberg moneyminute what's the best way to engagement among your employees the answer can be summed up in two words good job according to a report to from work human and gallup employees who are recognized at work are more than three and a half times likely to be aged were human chief experience officer kiana schmiedel that moment of recognition is literally it each individual opportunity for you to help folks to recognize your work is seen its valued needle says that recognition doesn't need to be a grand production a simple note will suffice start with a who's do i have a reason to thank this week and then what are those reasons and then that's your note schmiedel suggests employers identify where to aim recognition and use it to reflect their workplace culture goals and values than what you're constantly rewarding are the right things that people should be doing and as a wise boss once me told the key to effective management is to catch your people doing something right from the bloomberg classroom i'm steve report on w t o p it's ten forty two ukrainian officials say at least two civilians killed were and others wounded across ukraine ukraine i should say in the past twenty four hours as russian forces continue to shell areas across the country and push forward near and in battle eastern city a sixty year man old died friday evening as a russian missile slammed into an unspecified industrial facility his his wife was hospitalized with serious shrapnel wounds according to the local mayor a person was killed and another wounded as russian forces overnight launched massive shelling attacks on the frontline province in the south another civilian suffered wounds as russian forces shelled the embattled eastern city of yevka analysts have noted that a renewed russian push near abd yevka has secured only minor gains president biden made a trip to israel and then addressed the nation from the oval office asking americans to come together at a key point in history presidential historian and dow jones market watch columnist paul brandes says there are other worries for the u .s overseas in europe violent incidents in france belgium anti -semitic rallies in germany of all places all this could be signaling a new wave of religious based radicalism all across the continent so this is a very dangerous time and that's just the stuff overseas there are things going on here at home of course that are equally concerning brand is alluding to the continuing search by the u .s house for a speaker officials expect record actions a record numbers in new mexico today with thousands of visitors were heading to see the side of the world's first atomic bomb last the trinity site is normally closed to the public but interest ginned up by this summer's film about the father of the atomic bomb dr robert oppenheimer prompted officials to host a second open house this weekend visitors were were warned that we need to get into trinity could be as long as two hours in an area with limited wifi no cell service and no restrooms coming up on w t o p will the upcoming holiday shopping season be a one good for retailers i'm dan ron it's ten forty four and now the small business buzz package by u the u p s store if you want to start or grow your freelance business join one or more freelance get places ford's likes people per hour fiber upward and ninety -nine designs though there though are many others they let you list yourself and your services get project -based work and build a list of clients freelance platforms are especially good for work that includes designers i'm jeff clabel at the u p s store you can ship it all with your equipment shipping store shipping store store where even your i can't believe it's already time for back to school shipping store so
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"By pen fed great rates for everyone here's ed correy this is a bloomberg money minute airlines are scrambling to recruit aviators as the industry tries to cope with a pilot shortage the beginning of the pandemic recognized that they had no clue on how long it was going to last so job one was to see if they could offer incentives for some of the senior employees for each airline to take an early retirement independent aviation analyst jay ratliff says thousands of pilots retired or left the career now airlines are going the extra mile to replace them united airlines who's also bought a flight school in hopes of training future pilots has gone to the military offering them incentives to try to get them to uh... consider signing on now flying later regional airlines have lost huge numbers of pilots to larger rivals they're struggling to keep enough experienced captains commercial aviation in the world is going to double as expect we it will over the next decade u s airlines and airlines around the world are not prepared at all from newsroom the bloomberg i met korey on w t o p it's eight forty one in the nation's retailers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season with marginally high hopes both wells fargo and the regional retail federation are forecasting a good but not great retail season wells fargo puts the annual growth growth rate at five percent compared to twenty twenty two that figure is slightly above the long term average but although the very strong growth brought on by the coven nineteen pandemic when retail sales urged wells fargo says several retailers including amazon and target have moved up their biggest retail days and the month of december is slightly less important than it has been in the past overall they say the country's economic finances for consumers are in decent shape heading into the winter dan ronan wtop news after losing out on millions in revenue over plastic bag tax one maryland county is looking to retool the program wtop's luke luker with more and according to an audit from the montgomery county inspector general megan lamarzi revenue could be short eight million bucks over its 11 -year run if you're not tracking and have any metrics to know whether it is effective council member andrew says the county needs a master list of businesses that the bank tax reply to visit our government was really a lot of things and we have to be able to communicate with businesses on what we're expecting of them if we don't know who they are we can't communicate with them bag tax is still pulling in money for the county 2 .9 million dollars just last year the department of protection has just this year hired a staff member to work exclusively on the program in get hopes better to enforcement luke lugar wtop news just ahead on wtop russia's assault in eastern ukraine continues as that war grinds into its 21st month state 43 give yourself something to smile about they pressed in here i hadn't been to the dentist in a while but 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overseas tonight ukrainian officials say at least two civilians were killed others wounded across ukraine
Ukrainian POWs returned from Russia captivity
"Ten military personnel and two civilians were returned by Russia to Ukraine on Monday in Ukraine in a latest release of prisoners of war. Ukraine's POW treatment center says the soldiers were captured during battles near back mode, as well as other villages in the region. One former POW of an older age now safely in a Ukrainian ambulance says I want to find my son find my old woman to see if she is alive. I don't know what there is left. Older people 70 years old and older all were taken one after the other for what, for what he asks. Another visibly shaken former POW says she spent two and a half months in captivity. It was very difficult, but I have withstood. Thank you for returning it to me. According to official information, just over 2000 Ukrainians have been released from Russian captivity since the start of the full scale invasion. I'm Charles De Ledesma
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"To make his first court appearance. Republicans, meanwhile, are sharply criticizing the indictment. South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham. This case will follow like a cheap suit under legal scrutiny. Graham spoke on Fox. The New York attorney general's office has urged top Republican lawmakers not to make inflammatory comments and let the criminal justice system take its course. On capital hill, Mitchell Miller WTO. The U.S. says it has new evidence that Russia is looking again to North Korea for weapons to fuel the war in Ukraine. National security correspondent JJ green reports Russia is facing an uphill climb. The military is failing. Economies failing. Disinformation efforts are failing. This is the only thing that Kremlin has on its side right now. It's time. Getting weapons from North Korea are not going to make a real difference in this war, what it would do is buy them time. And that appears to be what this is all about. Earlier today, Russia used its long-range arsenal to bombard several areas of Ukraine, killing at least two civilians and damaging homes as the country commemorated the anniversary of the liberation of bucha from a brutal occupation by Russian forces a year ago. Final goodbyes begin today for the victims of the Nashville school shooting. The funeral service for 9 year old Evelyn dickhouse will be this afternoon at a church in Nashville, attendees are being encouraged to wear pink or other joyful colors, in tribute to Evelyn's light and love of color, according to an obituary. Halle scruggs also 9 years old will be late to rest tomorrow. A services for several of the other victims are planned for next week. Three kids and three adults were killed in Monday in Monday's deadly attack. The 28 year old shooter was killed by police. President Biden will visit a Mississippi town today ravaged by a deadly tornado last week. The twister destroyed 300 homes and businesses in rolling fork and nearby silver city. The death toll now stands at 21 based on deaths confirmed by coroners, authorities don't know of anyone else that's missing. More storms are threatening to rip across the Midwest and south over the next few days. There's yet another conflicting conclusion about the mysterious Havana syndrome that's been blamed for sickening U.S. officials at posts around the world starting in Cuba. In intelligence community report, prepared by a panel of experts found the signs and symptoms of Havana syndrome are quote genuine and compelling and can't be explained by known environmental factors. It says quote pulsed electromagnetic energy plausibly explains the core characteristics. It's at odds with a recent release from federal intelligence officials saying there was no credible evidence of foreign adversary was using a weapon on diplomats and other U.S. officials. Steve Dorsey CBS News, Washington. Back here at home, a bill to make sure Medicaid covers gender confirmation procedures has been passed by Marilyn lawmakers. The approval comes on the eve of international transgender day of visibility. The trans health equity act passed in the Maryland House of delegates, but not before debate on the bill that ensures that medically necessary gender affirming care is covered by Medicaid, including surgeries and therapy. Delegate Lauren era can oppose the bill and wanted to bar irreversible surgery on minors. People in here with a deep conscience will regret how they behaved on this day and regret that they voted green on this bill. Delegate Bonnie cullison repeated that gender affirming care would have to be deemed medically necessary and she said no child is making this decision independently. Governor Wes Moore has said he will sign the bill into law. Kate Ryan, WTO news. Governor Moore is hosting transgender community members and advocates at the Maryland state House today in recognition of international transgender day of visibility. Coming up after traffic and weather in money news. Jose Andres heads to Silicon Valley. I'm Jeff Klebold. Then we'll have the latest on Pope Francis health as he remains hospitalized. It's 1137
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"I'm Shana stillen, thanks for being with us. Donald Trump's longtime lawyer and political fixer Michael Cohen is speaking out about the indictment. Cohen's been a key witness at the center of all of this, having testified to the Manhattan grand jury. He had previously said he orchestrated payments to porn after stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Cohen tells CNN he fears what the indictments could do to the U.S.'s international status. These are the things that you see from other countries, like Venezuela, right? I mean, you don't expect to see the former. This is a first time ever in the history of this country that a president, former president, has been indicted. This is unprecedented. And the more that we keep this, we'll call it classy, the better it is for our position in the world. The New York indictment remains under seal. That no specific charges are known just yet. The U.S. says there's new evidence that Russia is looking again to North Korea for weapons to fuel the war in Ukraine. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said as a part of a proposed deal, Russia would get over two dozen kinds of weapons and ammunition from Pyongyang. So that would be significant for Russia, which is struggling to get ammunition. And he also says Russia is seeking to send a delegation to North Korea and that Russia is offering North Korea food in exchange for these weapons. WTO national security correspondent JJ green, Russia used its long-range arsenal to bombard several areas of Ukraine today at least two civilians were killed, homes were damaged as Ukraine marks the anniversary of Bhutto's liberation from a brutal occupation by Russian forces a year ago. We have an update this morning on Pope Francis's health, the Vatican says the Pope will be discharged tomorrow from a hospital in Rome. He's being treated for bronchitis. The 86 year old pontiff was hospitalized on Wednesday after having trouble breathing. A Vatican spokesperson said today that the Pope's recovery has been normal and that he ate a pizza for dinner yesterday
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"Fed credit union, great rates for everyone. Let's go to Jeff clay ball. John two new economic reports this morning for the fed two way on. One measure of inflation shows its slowed to a lower than expected annual rate of 4.6% in February. Personal spending fell slightly last month, Ford has resumed full production of its F one 50 lightning electric pickup and it has raised prices again. The standard range lightning now starts at $60,000, the top of the line lightning now starts at more than $98,000 for it is raised lightning prices several times on demand. Jose Andres is heading to Silicon Valley, Andres will open a restaurant in Palo Alto, as well as two more restaurants in Las Vegas, Andres most recent restaurant opening was in D.C.'s newly branded Waldorf Astoria hotel. His restaurant group operates more than two dozen restaurants now. Early on in the trading day, the Dow was up a 157 points, a half percent gain The S&P 500 Index is up 14 the NASDAQ up 18 Jeff clay ball. WTO be news. All right, Jeff. It's 9 42. The U.S. says it has new evidence that Russia is looking again to North Korea for weapons to fuel the war in Ukraine. National security correspondent JJ green reports Russia's facing an uphill climb. The military is failing. Economies failing. Disinformation efforts are failing. This is the only thing that Kremlin has on its side right now. It's time. Getting weapons from North Korea are not going to make a real difference in this war, what it would do is buy them time. And that appears to be what this is all about. Earlier today, Russia used its long-range arsenal to bombard several areas of Ukraine, killing at least two civilians and damaging homes as Ukrainians commemorated the anniversary of the liberation of buca from a brutal occupation by the Kremlin's forces a year ago. To celebrate the last day of women's history month, we approached several local leaders to ask them for their advice. Amanda mcclements is the founder and creative director of salt and sundry little leaf and the sunroom home goods stores. Her advice is to talk to yourself the same way you would talk to a best friend. I think we tend to be
Russia attacks continue on various Ukraine fronts
"Ukraine's presidential office reports at least two civilians have been killed and 9 more wounded in Ukraine in the last 24 hour period. The next governor pavlo caire lenko says Russian forces shelled 13 Ukrainian controlled cities and villages in the area damaging a total of two schools and 40 buildings battles for the city of Baku continue keeps army is fighting Russia's Wagner group over the northern districts of the city, trying to avert attempts at encirclement in the neighboring new Hans region, the Russian armies trying to break through the Ukrainian defenses with the fighting at concentrated near the city of Crimea and a nearby village, while in the south the Russian forces shelled residential areas of curse in 13 times, damaging residential buildings and wounding one person. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Russia attacks in east Ukraine continue
"The Ukraine military says Russia's launched attacks with exploding drones in several regions of the country, the lasted late Sunday until Monday morning. Ukraine's general staff says its forces have shot down 11 out of 14 Iranian made shaheed drones, the key regional administration, adding that 9 shy heads were downed overnight around the capital, meanwhile, Ukraine's presidential office says with at least two civilians have been killed and 9 others wounded by Russian attacks during the past 24 hours intense fighting has continued around bakhmut of volatile in done X, where Ukrainian towns face relentless Russian shelling. Ukraine's governor there, pavlo krale encode, says Russia has actively used aircraft and heavy artillery to strike peaceful cities. I'm Charles De Ledesma
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"And leaders of democracy were soft, autocrats only understand one word. No. But in his own major address Tuesday, the Russian leader blamed the west for starting the war. He did not mention Biden by name, but he did take a shot at America, announcing Russia is suspending participation in a nuclear arms control pact with the U.S.. The United States and the nations of Europe do not seek to control or destroy Russia. Biden saying Putin could end the war right now if he chose to. President Putin chose this war. Every day the war continues is his choice. He could end the war with the word. Now the president continues to try and up the pressure on Putin promising to announce new sanctions in the coming days, but so far sanctions have done little to deter Putin. It is clear for now. He has no intention of ending this war. Anytime soon. ABC's Mary Bruce. For the second time in less than a month, the Israeli army carried out an unusual daytime raid on Palestinian militants in the northern West Bank. Reports from Jerusalem. Another Israeli military raid on militants in the disputed West Bank, turning deadly, ten Palestinians killed, including at least two civilians and dozens of others injured in clashes with the Israeli army in nablus. That, according to the Palestinian health ministry, the IDF says gun battles broke out as their troops surrounded a building to arrest two known militants, suspected of killing an Israeli last October, both died in the raid. This comes amid a yearlong surge of violence between the sides. Giordano Miller, ABC News, Jerusalem 1250 and we check your money news at 20 and 50 past each hour with our stock charts dot com money update. The markets right now are on track for a down day. Although the NASDAQ still has time for a little bit of a turnaround in the next ten minutes, it's down by just ten points right now. The S&P 500 is down 16 points, which is almost a half percent, and about a half percent lost for the Dow right now, as well, down a 150 points, with more money news, here's Jim chesko. If you're planning to fly anywhere in the next day or two, good luck with winter storm, blizzard, and high wind advisories or warnings in effect for swaths of the western and north central U.S. well over a thousand flights within into or out of the country have been canceled today and there's more being scrapped tomorrow too. Hardest hit our flights into or out of Minneapolis St. Paul and Denver. Nutritional supplement company bountiful will pay $600,000 following Federal Trade Commission allegations that it made products on Amazon look like they had more reviews and higher average ratings than they actually did. The FTC said the case marks its first enforcement action against a practice called review hijacking in which marketer makes reviews for one product appear to apply to another. That's your money now coming up. Eat well without breaking the bank, it can be done. I maxing frost. We'll talk about healthy eating on a budget on today's consumer tip. At University
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"50 to the Los Angeles Police Police Department is launched an internal investigation after an officer reported that a photo of George Floyd with the words you take my breath away in a valentine like format was circulated among officers. That officer is to be interviewed by top officials today. You may remember. Floyd died last May after a white Minneapolis police officer Preston me on his neck. As Floyd repeatedly said, I can't breathe. His death launched massive protests nationwide over racial injustice and police brutality. And 50 to NATO's secretary general says today. Foreign troops will not leave Afghanistan before the time is right. Jen Stoltenberg is concerned the Taliban isn't holding up its end of a peace deal that was reached with the U. S. Last year. That agreement called for militants to curb attacks and for foreign troops to withdraw by May 1st. Earlier, we asked w T o p national security correspondent J. J Green when Hiss sources think would be the best time to leave Afghanistan from all the folks I speak, too, they say when Afghanistan is able to defend itself And essentially deal with any kind of attacks suppress those attacks by themselves with a bit of help from international allies tax in Afghanistan, including a bomb that killed the deputy governor of the capital Kabul in December have prompted members of Congress and international rights groups to call for a delay in the pullout, agreed under former President Donald Trump. Iraqi and U. S. Security officials say rockets have struck outside Erbil International Airport near where U. S forces air based in northern Iraq. A civilian contractor was killed, five others were wounded. Security officials say. At least three rockets hit the areas between the civilian airport in that Kurdish run region and the nearby base that hosts US troops. The officials say At least two civilians were also wounded and material damage was caused two cars and other property. U. S. Military spokesperson says one U. S. Service member was also wounded. No one has claimed responsibility. Money News is next. It's 10 54. Hey,.
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"I'm mark Miracle Security forces in me and Mara pointed guns that peaceful anti coup protesters and attack them with sticks today. Seeking to quash the large scale demonstrations calling for the military who did that seized power earlier this month to reinstate the elected government. More than 1000. Protesters rallied in front of the Myanmar Economic Bank in Mandalay, the country's second largest city. One at least 10 trucks full of soldiers and police arrived and immediately started firing slingshots toward the protesters. That's according to a photographer witnessed the events. The soldiers and police then attacked the protesters with sticks and police could be seen aiming long guns into the air bed sounds that resembled gunfire. Local media reported that rubber coated steel bullets were also fired into the crowd and that some people were injured. In the capital, protesters gathered outside the police station, demanding the release of a group of high school students as young as 13, who were detained while joining an anti coup activities. Earlier in the day, Me and Mars military leaders extended their detention of depos civilian leader Aung San Suu, Cheap. His detention order had been set to expire today more from Ali Barrett. Protests have continued in me and Ma. Despite an increased military presence and the country's cities, armored vehicles have appeared in a number of locations with reports of nighttime raids on homes. Demonstrators calling for democracy to be restored after a military coup earlier this month from feature story news in London. I'm Ali Barrett Nicky Diamond is with the Myanmar human rights group called Fortify Rights. I've been told Al Jazeera, the military is conducting night time raids, rounding up anti coup activists. So the situation last night very intense. We have Internet blackout 1 A.m. 29 am and also during that time military start arresting people are around the country. We don't know how many people are arrested, but the situation is very intense during the election. We have a different kinds of group. But because of this military crew, all people in the country that united against the military Jazira reported that the nation's largest city of Yangon in people there have formed the neighborhood watch groups to intervene to try to prevent the nighttime or arrests of activists. At least one protesters with killed in demonstrations against Haitian President Jo of Govan L movies in Port of Prince Yesterday, thousands took to the street in Haiti's capital to demand Mo He's resigned from office. Demonstrators threw rocks at police, who in turn fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd at different points throughout the city. The protester who was killed, died when he was set on fire by what some witnesses claim we're Government supporters and journalists was hit by a rubber bullet in the back a week ago on the date the opposition recognizes as the end of his presidential term, Louise announced the police had arrested nearly two dozen people accused of an alleged coup conspiracy, including a Supreme Court judge who has since been released from jail. Others, however, remain in custody. Opposition leaders labeled the arrests as political repression always has been ruling by presidential decree for more than a year after dissolving a majority of parliament in January. Of last year. Iraqi security officials say Rockets drunk outside Erbil International airport near where U. S forces are based in northern Iraq, wounding at least two civilians and causing property damage. Three rock Kurds Rockets fired Hit the areas between the civilian airport and the Kurdish run region and the nearby base hosting US troops. At least two civilians were wounded. Material damage was caused two cars and other properties. Gun violence injured 15 people over the weekend in San Francisco and Oakland and Oakland. Six men were injured early Saturday morning after police say at least two people fired dozens of rounds in San Francisco. Six people were shot in the Bayview District Saturday night. Three more people were shot hours later in the Tenderloin. Police said. The two shootings may have been linked. SAN Francisco supervisor Man Haney tweeted that this Treat drug trade Perik and hide in the Tenderloin is clearly contributing to violence and death. He called it dangerous and entirely unacceptable. And said he had spoken again about it to the police, chief residents and community leaders. And Minnesota demands for tougher gun laws are again growing after last week's deadly shooting at a health clinic. Mike Mohan has the story, aqui advocacy group says despite political roadblocks Emotional pain associated with the incident adds to public pressure to act. Authorities say the suspect behind the shooting in Buffalo had a history of conflict had threatened the facility before and was once deemed mentally unfit to face charges. That's prompted questions about his having access to a gun. Chris Brown of the Gun Control nonprofit group Ready United. It says his state and federal lawmakers are to respond in a forceful way. It will be because the world saw health care worker killed while doing her job unimaginable that you're going to work and that your society doesn't protect you from known. Dangerous people. Past of the shooting, such as Sandy Hook Elementary failed to move the needle on federal laws. But Brown points to recent polling from the Pew Research Center, showing broad bipartisan support for certain approaches, including expanded background checks. Some state GOP lawmakers still resist that idea, saying there should be more focus on mental health treatment. Brown agrees. Mental health access should be a priority, but she says gun violence prevention laws need to be strengthened.
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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.
Rakhine and ruin: insurgency in Myanmar
"On Tuesday. A driver for the world. Health Organization was killed in rock kind state in Myanmar. After his car was hit by gunfire the attack took place in a region where government troops have been locked in fierce fighting with the Arakan Army which wants greater autonomy for the state and for the kind of Arakan people countries including Britain and America have called for an end to fighting amid the cove nineteen pandemic but clashes have intensified governments. Flailing response seems to be boosting. The Arakan Army and the and army declared a month-long ceasefire but it was rejected by the government as unrealistic. Charlie McCann Economists Southeast Asia correspondent fighting between the army and the Burmese military has escalated over the last two months as has a war of words that they've been fighting. Each group has blamed the other for firing at the. Who car which was carrying swabs from patients to be tested for Krona virus. So this conflict get it start then. The conflict erupted on January fourth. Two Thousand Nineteen not coincidentally Myanmar's Independence Day about three hundred and fifty fighters from the army attacked for police posts in northern. Rakhine state killing thirteen officers. Now there had been skirmishes between the American army and the Burmese military before that but the insurgents had never been quite so brazen in response the government. Which of course is led by Aung San Succi a Nobel Peace Prize winner instructed the army to crush the rebels and the military has since deployed an estimated. Fifteen thousand to twenty thousand troops and deployed heavy artillery airstrikes hidden and even naval patrols despite all this the economy is actually making some headway. And so what are the stakes in this fight? What is it that the army wants with African army are ethnic rock kind? Buddhists who are longing for independence. They feel neglected by the central government for decades. Rakhine is one of me and Mars poorest states and the advent of civilian rule with Aung San Suu Dci in two thousand sixteen Only exacerbated tensions the Eric a National Party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the state of Rakhine and they believed that Aung San Suu Cheese Party. The National League for Democracy would let it nominate the state's chief minister instead the ANALII appointed one of their own and the a. n. p. and and many were kind sell. This is a great betrayal. That sense of embitterment deepened in two thousand eighteen. When the police killed seven protesters and arrested that. Npr's chairman all of which contributed to further radicalizing the raccoons and this is a state in. Myanmar. There's not unfamiliar with with sectarian tensions. That's right in two thousand seventeen. The Burmese military launched its clearance operations against the hinge a persecuted Muslim. Ethnic Minority Walser lived in Rakhine state. The kind the hinge Are Two of many ethnic. Minorities got it across me and mark who are discriminated against and are advocating for fighting for more freedoms if not independence and ask for the conflict between the Arakan army on the national military. How how's that going? The military is suffering terrible casualties. And the army are are humiliating. The military I conducting hundreds of duck shins of politicians businessmen civil servants and indeed soldiers the military's accustomed to siege warfare not to the kinds of tactics being deployed by the army which hides the jungle but also operates an urban areas which takes pot shots at our patrols also does all these brazen things like bombings and abductions and to the military's really floundering. It's response the army's successes really driven in large part by the group's Commander Thuan Rot nine. I am the leader of Argon. Army Major General Plan Renai educated. He's charismatic he's young. We have lost our rights. The rights of the indigenous people in contrast to many of the leaders of the countries other insurgencies who has been described to me by an analyst as comprising the FISA Club of guerrilla leaders. The commander recently called on his followers to throw off the shackles of Burmese. Racism and colonialism. So uses this very rousing language. Harks back to the long periods when kind state was a glorious independent kingdom. Every American has a dream in their heart is slickness is mirrored. In the group's social media videos which feature attractive young soldiers declaring their love for their homeland and engaging in wholesome wrestling matches we will never ever give up and and so with its army on the back foot. Then how has the government responded to this slick operation having handedly in June? It blocked mobile Internet service to about one million people in Rakhine engine states according to Human Rights. Watch this is one of the world's longest government imposed Internet blackouts last month. That also blocked access several news websites. That report on the conflict as well as designating the Eric Armenia. A terrorist organization that then enabled police to charge journalists who interviewed. That can army's commander in chief with violating the Counter Terrorism Law and we're kind civilians are really coming under fire. Amnesty International claims that the military has been shooting indiscriminately at recline towns and has been torturing and murdering civilians. We know that more than one. Hundred thousand civilians have been displaced by the fighting and now a meteoroid reports shows that forty two civilians have died since March twenty third and so again in our we have this example of the military taking an extremely heavy handed approach against its own citizens under the watch of Aung San. Suu She I mean. Her reputation suffered greatly after the crisis. How do you see this crisis? Playing out on Sun suits. He won election twenty-six teen on her promise to bring peace to the country the fact that her government has instructed the military to crush the rebels as she put it has designated them a terrorist organization. There's no way that she'll be able to bring about peace with methods like those to me. It looks as if the conflict is only going to escalate the atkin armies ten unflicting so much damage the government will have to make some concessions and indeed has over the past six months more than two hundred hand government employees and Chen state which is just north of re kind. A lot of the fighting has taken place have resigned after being threatened by its fighters. Now the rebels don't have the firepower to defeat the government militarily but they might not need to if they can inflict enough humiliation. The government might decide to retreat from the fight and seek a political settlement. Either way see piece for the possible future curly. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you
NYPD detective becomes first NYC officer to die from coronavirus
"A New York City police detective died Saturday of corona viruses A. B. C.'s Erin to Turkey tells us police commissioner Dermot Shea announced the NYPD's first officer death from corona virus detective said Rick Dixon we are hurting we are crying and we continue to fight detective Dixon worked in Harlem he was forty eight and had more than twenty years on the force police sources told ABC news he also had underlying conditions this disease is particularly aggressive against people with all abilities Dixon was the third member of the NYPD to die in a forty eight hour period after two civilian members also died from the
Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan
"Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired towards the capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jizan Saudi led coalition in Yemen accused to see rebels and the Romanian back because of what it said was a barbaric attack civil defense spokesman in Riyadh said two civilians were hit by a missile debris and slightly injured the fighters regularly launch missiles at Saudi military and civilian
U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal Under Threat From Renewed Violence
"The violence in Afghanistan resume just days after the U. S. and the Taliban signed a deal to end the war there on Wednesday US drone attack the group in retaliation for a series of attacks on Afghan troops and yesterday at least thirty two civilians were killed dozens injured when Afghan gunmen opened fire in Kabul the self proclaimed Islamic state or ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack Seth Jones as a counterterrorism expert at the center for strategic and International Studies Mr Jones thanks for being with us it's great to be on thanks the deal was signed last weekend has already failed no it hasn't failed yet but I think we're at the period where it's going to be most difficult where the Afghan government now which is feuding within itself over who's actually running the government has to find a solution with the Taliban I think this will be the most difficult period by far is can we get any sort of agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban Canley I think that the challenge so far is that most of the senior Taliban leadership led by block inside a secure Razzaq any of the senior officials I find it very hard to believe that they'll have fought for eighteen years only to agree to a situation where they're serving in an Afghan government led by someone like president Ghani I I think they're going to want to ask for a lot and I don't see at this point a lot of opportunity and and position where where the two will agree but we'll have to see we usually ask for a lot a return to some of the practices for which the Taliban were known when they ruled Afghanistan I'm thinking of that but the practical incarceration of women and not permitting women in schools yeah they they I mean that the Taliban of today is a different organization from the Taliban of the nineteen nineties that so that ran the government up through nine eleven they have a slightly modified ideology but they still have a pretty harsh position towards women they still have a harsh position toward women serving in government positions what what how people can dress but I think most importantly they have expressed a willingness to run the government and I think that will be something that the current Afghan government is not going to be willing to accept I have to ask is the U. S. so determined to bring home U. S. troops especially in an election year that the Taliban really has little motive to stop their attacks hi I think that's certainly true I mean I what what I suspect the Taliban is doing right now and and my conversations with both current and former Taliban officials indicate that they're keeping options open if they assess that they can get a U. S. withdrawal now through talks that's great if not they will continue to fight and their control of territory has increased a bit over the past couple of years so they're they're winning on the battlefield yeah and a half minute we have left fewer adviser to the U. S. military in Afghanistan what would you advise them to help make a deal work well I would advise that the US has a backup plan in case the negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban fall apart and I think in particular what does the US need to keep pressure on terrorist organizations like al Qaeda in the Islamic state in Afghanistan and what is the U. S. objective also doesn't want to prevent a collapse of the Afghan government if so it's going to need some military resources to prevent a
Suicide bombing near military academy in Kabul kills at least 5
"A suicide bomber has killed at least five people outside the defense academy in the Afghan capital Kabul three military personnel and two civilians died at least twelve others were wounded there's no claim of responsibility so far the marshal Fahim military university has suffered previous attacks by the Taliban and these lameque state
Esper: landmines are an important 'tool' for battlefield use
"At a Pentagon news conference secretary of defense mark S. purses land mines are an important tool in US commanders need to have them available to shape the battlefield and to protect our forces you Obama administration had committed to destroying US stockpiles of land mines not needed for the defense of South Korea and sought to move the United States toward eventually joining an international agreement that banned the production use stockpiling and transfer of anti personnel land mines asked about the morality of using land mines given the dangers they composed to civilians long after a war has ended as for says Pentagon plans will take great care to take into account both the safety of employment and the safety two civilians and others after a conflict Ben Thomas Washington
Iraq wants foreign troops out after air strike; Trump threatens sanctions
"President trump is threatening sanctions against Iraq after its parliament called on U. S. troops to leave the country and the president says if troops do leave Baghdad will have to pay Washington for the cost of the air base there reporting from Baghdad correspondent are with Damon says the political dynamics in the region have changed dramatically even the Iraqi politicians who are pro the U. S. staying here are finding it very difficult to speak out in light of what happened I mean look this targeted killing is not just being viewed as a violation of Iraq's sovereignty is also being viewed as an act of aggression against Iraq itself one American service member and two civilian contractors have been killed in the key military base in Kenya use by counterterrorism forces what is especially significant about this in addition to the loss of life is the fact that this is the first known time that al Shabab has penetrated a base that US personnel is housed at correspondent Diane
Saudi Arabia 'greatly angered' by Pensacola Navy base shooting, Trump says
"A member of the Saudi military killed three people and wounded eight others Friday at the US naval station in Pensacola Florida president trump has the Saudi government has offered condolences to the families of the victims NPR's are you sure Roscoe has more president trump says king someone told him that the Saudi people are greatly angered about the shooting that killed three this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people so much the gunman was killed by a sheriff's deputy after the shooting which also left eight people injured the Florida air station offers training to members of various branches of the US military into international military personnel this is the second shooting at the U. S. navy facility this week on Wednesday a U. S. navy sailor killed two civilians at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor military installation
Saudi military officer suspect in Florida base shooting
"Officials say the Saudi airforce officer who was an aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola opened fire in a classroom an attack that ended with him and the three others debt say horrible thing that took place president trump says Saudi king Solomon called to offer condolences and the kingdom's anger over the officer's actions was it terrorism window can report on that yet but we'll be talking about a version officials at the historic Florida panhandle baby say twelve people were hurt in the attack including two sheriff's deputies it came two days after a sailor at Pearl Harbor killed two civilians and then himself Sager make on the at the Pentagon
4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base
"For the second time this week there's been a fatal shooting at a navy big sleeping four people dead two days after a sailor at Pearl Harbor killed two civilians and himself another attack at one of the navy's most storied basis we got the call is an active shooter one of our buildings captain Tim can sell at naval air station Pensacola which was locked down amid a massive law enforcement response the active shooter has been neutralized a U. S. official now says the suspect was the Saudi aviation student in the forties or investigating if the attack was terrorism related in the Pearl Harbor incident the navy says the shooter was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counselling Sager mag Connie at the Pentagon
4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base
"Two days after a sailor at Pearl Harbor killed two civilians and himself another attack at one of the navy's most storied basis we got the call is an active shooter one of our buildings captain Tim can sell at naval air station Pensacola which was locked down amid a massive law enforcement response the active shooter has been neutralized a U. S. official now says the suspect was the Saudi aviation student in the forties or investigating if the attack was terrorism related in the Pearl Harbor incident the navy says the shooter was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counselling Sager mag Connie at the Pentagon
4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base
"Commanding officer Tim Kinsella says police responded quickly to reports of shots fired it happened in with one of our classroom buildings sheriff David Morgan says two of his deputies were first to respond the gunman was killed it was a member of the Escambia county sheriff's office that did negate the threat I will share that with you it was one of our officers that did that the two deputies were injured you just don't expect this to happen at home this doesn't happen this game be county it doesn't happen in Pensacola this is the second shooting this week at a navy base the sailor killed two civilians and turned the gun on himself at joint base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii I met Donahue