|A talented young Russian hacker Alisa Shevchenko has been helping companies to test their online security systems. She spends winters in the South-East Asia, meditating and training in Thai kickboxing, and was a couple hours drive from Bangkok when she learned that the White House accused her of helping Moscow interfere in the US election and put her company in the sanctions list.
Alisa’s company was included in the list alongside top officers in Russia’s military intelligence agency and two well-known criminal hackers. The US claimed that her company provided the military intelligence agency with technical research and development.
The young woman was shocked to find her company on the list, as she has never knowingly worked for the Russian government. Alisa could only suggest that the US officials “technically incompetently misinterpreted the facts” or had been fooled by the real culprits. The woman explained that she was a perfect target, since she didn’t have any big money, power or connections behind her to respond to sanctions.
Shevchenko and her company are specializing in finding so-called “zero-days” – previously undisclosed software bugs that could leave companies vulnerable to hackers. The woman explains that her experts search for bugs and exploit them, but only with the customer’s approval. She doesn’t think any of her employees have a criminal background. Although Alisa admitted that she had been approached repeatedly by the officials (as she believes), she had always rejected the advances.
However, the woman also found out that being named as someone who hacked a US election can bring some benefits. Alisa has already received a number of employment, business partnership or collaboration offers after the sanctions list was released. Posted by:
Monday, January 9th, 2017
|posted by (2017-01-09 15:18:43)|
|In Russia there is no security company that is not affiliated with law-enforcement/intelligence services, so "she had always rejected the advances" is a BS.|
|You know I trained in thai kick boxing too. They think as a group that the person is a type of Nazi because they love to coin it as "german kick boxing" It is deadly because a nice roundhouse that connects is all that is needed. Of course I'm a man so maybe they want to cut my balls off because it is for women now or the alpha male.|
Smoked some ganja? you make no sense man. Your post actually looks like a post from a bot with very bad written AI.
|@toshakom such a strong unquestionable documented analysis you sir should apply for the CIA, or was it you that wrote that last report on the alleged Russian hacking ?|
|posted by (2017-01-10 00:41:46)|
|@duckrichard, sir, your ultimately fresh account makes me think that you have registered just for leaving this comment. Good old Kremlin trolls...|
What about the case, I know what I'm talking about. In Russia your security company either cooperate/communicate with the Big Brother or you get problems.
Yep, because you say so. After all it seems anyone these days can make a statement of "fact" & expect to be believed without having to provide a shred of proof to back up their claims.
|america needs to sort itself out, either their election was rigged or it wasnt, the muppets really need to make their minds up, it cant be both|
|pointing at someone is easy like its fun, if its true then nothings safe|
|posted by (2017-01-10 07:37:50)|
|maybe this is how you get someone to play the game your way. like picking up a small time drug dealer to find your way to the fabled kingpin, like Pablo Escobar. in other words, "clear your name by making sure we have other names".|
|wow that is so stupid i hate our government since they favor democrats since democrats are stupid people|
|@CrouchingWeasel - Regarding the post that toshakom left - it is true.|
All big companies that deal with online or software security, all major social networks and phone operators have to work with Federal Agency of Government Communications and Information.
If one refuses to work with the government - they will quickly find themselves in a situation akin to what Pavel Durov (ex-owner of Vkontakte, the "Russian Facebook") have found himself when he refused to cooperate - he was pressed to leave his position and flee Russia (for proof please visit - I hope Moscow Times is a legit enough source for you)
If you work in a field where the woman from the article is supposedly works and you start "rejecting advances" of such governmental agencies is rather amusing fantasy. Those people do not understand the word "reject".
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