Monday, October 16, 2017

Just a Thought...
A Traitor on Trial
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

Bowe Bergdahl will plead guilty today...6 brave soldiers died looking for this traitor...he needs to be #7. And Bergdahl walking into trial in his 'dress blues' is a sickening image, especially with him now saying that because of Donald Trump his trial is a 'kangaroo court.' A rope or a bullet...either one will do.


Guess Which Group Refuses to Give Back Harvey Weinstein's DonationsWhile a number of Democratic lawmakers who received donations from Harvey Weinstein have pledged to give the money back or donate it to charitable causes, not surprisingly, the Clinton Foundation said it will not return as much as $250,000 in contributions from the Hollywood producer.

The foundation’s decision comes after dozens of women came forward to accuse the movie mogul of rape, sexual assault, and harassment.

Weinstein’s donations, which ranged between $100,000-$250,000, were already spent on charitable causes, the foundation told The Daily Mail.
The spokesman said the foundation already spent the money on its programs, such as lowering the cost of HIV medication and supporting women and girls in developing countries.
The foundation said it supports commitments to combat human trafficking, and runs the No Ceilings Project ‘which aims to advance the full participation of girls and women around the world’ through ‘data-driven analysis on gender inequality, an in-depth conversation series, innovative partnerships, and CGI commitments.’ (Daily Mail)

Jordanian Minister: Allowing Jews on Temple Mount is “provoking in an irresponsible fashion” Muslims worldwide
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

Well then, by all means, we must not provoke the poor dears. Everyone knows that, right? If we just refrain from doing things that provoke Muslims and poke them in the eye, everything will be all right, no? Isn’t that why virtually the entire Western establishment media avoided reprinting the Muhammad cartoons that Muslims used […]
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Nestlé Removes Christian Cross from Greek Yogurt Packaging
More craven surrender. Who are these cowards to erase our heritage. Despicable.  

Nestlé Removes Christian Cross From Greek Yogurt Packaging
  
Joining a growing trend in Europe to abolish Christian imagery to avoidoffending other "sensibilities," Nestle has removed the image of a Christian cross from its Greek yougurt packaging featuring an Orthodox church on the island of Santorini.

by Thomas D. Williams, By Breitbart London, .15 Oct 2017:

Whereas in real life the blue dome of the iconic Anastasis church is surmounted by a white cross, the image of the church used for publicity has been photo-shopped to remove the offending Christian symbol.

In eliminating the cross, Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has mimicked the choice of supermarket giant Lidl for its similar packaging. To justify its decision, Lidl said they were expunging the cross so as “not to hurt sensibility of other religions.”

Read entire article here: https://pamelageller.com/2017/10/nestle-removes-christian-cross.html/

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demand

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.

Some downcast participants said the demands, unveiled this week in line with Trump's "America First" agenda, have increased the odds of NAFTA's demise. At the very least, they could make it impossible to reach a deal renewing the treaty before a year-end deadline.

"The atmosphere is complicated," one trade official told reporters, adding that his fears about some "pretty harsh, pretty horrible" demands from the U.S. side of the negotiating table were coming true.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential, the official added the U.S. stance "has a clear protectionist bias, a bias that is trying to eradicate, minimize, eliminate the mechanisms that existed in NAFTA in the last 20 years."

Trump, who blamed NAFTA for shifting U.S. manufacturing jobs to Mexico during his election campaign last year, has repeatedly vowed to scrap the treaty unless it can be renegotiated on more favorable terms.

Beijing shuts down popular Islamic bookstore, arrests its owner on suspicion of jihad terrorism
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

Clearly this is just another example of Chinese authorities persecuting Muslims, right? I mean, a Muslim bookstore owner involved with jihad terrorism? Inconceivable! After all, if he read any of the books he stocked, he would know that it’s a religion of peace, right? “Beijing shuts down popular Islamic bookstore ahead of Party Congress as […]
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NKorea Vows 'Salvo of Missiles' on Guam as US Gears Up for Drills With Seoul

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Image: NKorea Vows 'Salvo of Missiles' on Guam as US Gears Up for Drills With SeoulNorth Korea has vowed that a "salvo of missiles" will be unleashed on Guam and that it would keep its hands "closer to trigger" as U.S. drills begin with South Korea.

Reports also indicate that Pyongyang might soon test more missiles.
Kim Kwang Hak, a researcher at the Institute for American Studies of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, issued the new threat Friday in an op-ed piece for the regime’s official KCNA news agency.

"We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense including a salvo of missiles into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam, an advance base for invading the DPRK, where key U.S. bases are located, as the U.S. has resorted to military actions in sensitive regions, making the waters off the Korean peninsula and in the Pacific restless," Kim said.

Pyongyang’s threat came after the U.S. Navy announced Friday that the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier would lead drills with South Korea next week in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, RT News reports.

The Navy said that the drills were for honing "communications, interoperability, and partnership."

Read entire article here: https://www.newsmax.com/International/North-Korea-Missiles-Guam-Seoul/2017/10/14/id/819719/?ns_mail_uid=32379927&ns_mail_job=1758340_10152017&s=al&dkt_nbr=010502h1eaxy

Plan to Open Mega-Mosque in Iconic London Jewish Community
What practicing Jew wouldn’t enjoy the daily nails-on-a-chalkboard supremacist cry of the Muslim call to prayer? Especially at 5am. Anyone who doesn’t enjoy that bloodcurdling cry is clearly Islamophobic, isn’t that so?

Takbir! It is clearly a supremacist move. Why build a mosque in the center of one of Britain’s best-known Jewish communities? Why there? To terrorize the Jews, of course. Muslims are terrorizing Jews all across Europe. It is not safe for Jews to wear religious symbols on the streets of Europe.

Imagine the Jewish blood shed if a synagogue opened up in, say, Tower Hamlets. But the Jews would never do that, now would they? No, they would not.

If I could, I would protest this mosquestrosity, but then, this Jew is banned from the UK.

Read entire article here: https://pamelageller.com/2017/10/london-mega-mosque-jewish-community.html/

Friday, October 13, 2017

IMPORTANT...my friend Pamela Geller is being silenced by islamic-condoning sites everywhere...we cannot allow one of our leading freedom fighter's voice to be silenced. Please read this message directly from Pamela.                     Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor


Long time readers, I need your help. Seriously. My book is out in a month. The book stores won't carry the book. BUT, if pre-orders are good, I can get into book stores. If they are very good, I can get good placement in book stores and key spaces like airports. But I can't do it without YOU. Right now the book is $20 bucks - that's it (which isn't bad - considering what went into it). 
You are all long time supporters and we spend a lot of time together online. Subscripion to Geller Report is free. The daily work I do at the website and AFDI is provided to you for free. This is your turn to give back, go to here and order my book. You know the dangers of my work, but most Americans don't, so we have to reach them. This is one important way to get to them offline and in the real world. We must widen our sphere and educate more Americans. This book does that.
Please, do this. Pre-order your copy here.
If you have already ordered the book, THANK YOU. Share this with your friends and in your circle of influence. EDUCATE those in your sphere of influence.
Jihadis have tried to kill me a number of times. Right now, as we speak, a jihadi in Boston is on trial for a plot to behead me. And their leftist partners murder my work. YouTube deleted my eleven-year-old account and the thousand-plus videos of work, history and news the media won’t cover. Facebook banned my feed. Pinterest blocked my links. Google adsense suspended my account. Twitter shadowbanned me.
This book gets the word out. Shouting into the wilderness is not freedom of speech.
FATWA: Hunted in America is my story. It’s what happens when you take the enemy on head on, speak the truth and refuse to adhere to the barbarian legal code (sharia).
Any lover of freedom would have been tarred the same way I was, and many have been. I am but a proxy in this terrible long war: what has happened to me is what happens, in small and large ways, to every American who stands for freedom.”

US withdraws from UNESCO over its anti-Israel bias
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

This is most welcome and long overdue. Next step: withdraw from the UN entirely and kick it out of New York. UNESCO (like the UN as a whole) is simply a tool of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Last year it passed a resolution declaring the Temple Mount Muslim, not Jewish. It renamed the […]
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It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they are colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect.

The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP, is the first disseminated publicly of the many taken in Cuba of mysterious sounds that led investigators initially to suspect a sonic weapon.

The recordings themselves are not believed to be dangerous to those who listen. Sound experts and physicians say they know of no sound that can cause physical damage when played for short durations at normal levels through standard equipment like a cellphone or computer.
What device produced the original sound remains unknown. Americans affected in Havana reported the sounds hit them at extreme volumes.

Read entire article and hear the mysterious sound for yourself here: https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/cuba-sonic-attacks-us/2017/10/12/id/819370/?ns_mail_uid=32379927&ns_mail_job=1758043_10132017&s=al&dkt_nbr=010504b5szdo

Shock: H.R. McMaster Calls 9/11 ‘Mass Murder Attack’ — No Mention of Islamic Terrorism
This is an affront to every Trump voter and every American who worked hard to elect him based on his commitment to address the jihad terror threat. This is an outrage and insult to every freedom-loving American.

H. R. McMaster should sit down and read the martyrdom letters of the 9/11 jihad terrorists. Those religious are religious documents. Allah is mentioned no less than 90 times, and there are numerous references to Quran and Hadith.

Why is McMaster still there and Bannon isn’t?


Shock: H.R. McMaster Calls 9/11 ‘Mass Murder Attack’ — No Mention of Islamic Terrorism

Breitbart, October 12, 2017:
NEW YORK — H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s embattled national security adviser, labeled the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist attacks “mass murder attacks,” instead of calling them acts of terrorism.
Read entire article here: https://pamelageller.com/2017/10/shock-h-r-mcmaster-calls-911-mass-murder-attack-no-mention-islamic-terrorism.html/
Op-ed:
SB-54...Signaling California's Demise 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

It will put a large kink in Trump’s perverse and inhumane deportation machine.” - SB-54 proposer California State Senate Leader Kevin de Leon (D)

I know of no other way to say it except to just take a deep breath and let it be known that by his signing the abomination known as SB-54...dubbed the 'California Values Act'...California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proven himself to be not only an anti-American bleeding heart liberal, but one who poses a danger not only to Californians but to all Americans whose lives he has now put in danger. How so...because this bill makes the entirety of California a 'sanctuary state' which not only sets a dangerous precedent but actually gives illegals...gives criminals...rights, freedoms, and protections, once afforded to American citizens alone.
  
And with it being a direct slap in the face to President Trump, Brown happily signed a bill into law that limits who California's state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question, and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities...and he did so on the very day President Trump had set as the deadline for those illegals currently protected under Obama's DACA program to request a two-year extension before the program is finally and rightfully phased out.

Saying that SB-54 will ensure that “hardworking people who contribute to our state are respected,” Brown forgets that more importantly is that 'We the People' now need laws to protect us from the likes of him and from those he is trying to protect.

Bill SB-54...whose predecessor was the 'California Trust Act' which weakened the impact of in-place federal policy on immigrant communities and included in it how long illegals could be held by immigration officials...was proposed by Latino Democrat and California Senate leader Kevin de León, and it directly contradicts already on the books federal laws by its baring California law enforcement officers from arresting individuals based upon civil immigration warrants; bars officers from asking about a person’s immigration status; and bars them from participating in any joint task force with federal officials for the purpose of enforcing immigration laws.

In addition, SB-54 prohibits local law enforcement officers from asking about a person's immigration status in the course of routine interactions; prohibits said officers from complying with ICE detainer requests; and also prevents local jails from contracting with the federal government to house their detainees and hold immigrants for any reason if they are cleared for release based upon the adjudication of their state criminal cases.

In other words...screw federal U.S. immigration laws for to those like Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen.Kevin de Leon the 'supposed' rights of illegals...of criminals...usurp the rights of we law-abiding American citizens...no matter that illegal immigration in and of itself is indeed directly responsible for the increase in the overall numbers of violent crime not just in California but nationwide.

Simply put, while SB-54, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018, does not actually stop ICE or Homeland Security from enforcing federal immigration laws in California, it does ensure that California will not use its own law enforcement resources to help in those above stated actions. And it does so while at the same time creating protections for illegals already living in California by setting into place immigration 'safe zones' around schools, health facilities that offer physical and/or mental health and wellness services, public libraries, legal aid and social services organizations, and courthouses.

Read SB-54 in its entirety here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB54

And in his claiming that SB-54 is a "balanced measure bill" that "will protect public safety while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day," Jerry Brown proves just how really delusional he is as this bill puts Californians in danger by allowing violent criminals to avoid deportation while at the same time jeopardizing the state's much needed billions in federal funding. And Brown signed this bill even after President Trump publicly put cities and counties on notice that they will lose federal funding if local law enforcement does not cooperate with immigration agents. And with California being home to at least 35 sanctuary cities...including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland...that means 35 cities...with some being highly populated cities...could and most likely will go broke thanks to this what is truly a one-sided law.

And if losing funding wasn't bad enough get this, SB-54 requires prisons to have written consent from inmates...from criminals...before they allow federal immigration agents to interview them...in other words 'make nice' to felons including those the likes of five times previously deported illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the very man who in cold-blood murdered Kate Steinle.

In fact, according to Devin O’Malley, a spokesman for the Department of Justice, “The state of California has now codified a commitment to returning criminal aliens back onto our streets, which undermines public safety, national security, and law enforcement.” And how right he is for this now law places too many restrictions on law enforcement’s ability to "communicate" with their federal counterparts about releasing or not releasing criminals from jail...that is except if said criminal has been convicted of one of about 800 mostly felony and misdemeanor crimes. And law enforcement officers will also specifically be barred from transferring illegal criminals to federal authorities if said criminals 'so-called' rap sheet includes only "minor offenses" while not saying what those "minor offenses" are.

"It won't stop ICE from trolling our streets," angrily whined bill sponsor California Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D) who wanted no concessions made to his original proposal...as if all stated above are really concessions.

And no matter how often Gov. Jerry Brown squawks that his signing SB-54 in no way prevents ICE or Homeland Security from actually "operating" in California, the truth is that this law actually lays out the welcome mat for any and all illegals both currently in our country and those planning on illegally entering here to just hightail it to California knowing they will not only get a conglomerate of the requisite 'free stuff'...including driver's licenses and the right to vote...but that they will be protected by law no matter how many times or to what degree they act...to put it mildly...badly.

Heaven help law-abiding Californians for the police will no longer be able to.

'No longer be able to' as buried within SB-54 are words to the affect that California's attorney general’s office will have to publish guidelines and training recommendations in order to (forcibly) limit immigration agents access to personal information, that all law enforcement agencies will have to send the office annual reports both on the illegals they do transfer to immigration authorities, and to the types and frequency of arrests and said transfers.

And to make SB-54 all the more grievous, Gov. Brown signed with it an additional ten immigration-related bills...including a bill limiting the growth of detention centers by preventing cities and other local California governments from entering into either new contracts or renewing and/or modifying any existing contracts with private companies whose business with the feds is to hold immigrants. Also signed was a bill that expanded education services for illegals while at the same time extending tenant and workplace protections for those Brown loves to call "undocumented persons"...persons who in reality we know are illegal aliens...criminals...who came into our country by knowingly and willingly breaking our laws.

So what can the few duly-elected Republican officials in California do now that this bill has become law...little to nothing it seems. In fact, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions...who called SB-54 “unconscionable”...is already doing legal battle with some sanctuary cities... including San Francisco...over the administration's move to withhold Justice Department grant funds to "discourage sanctuary city policies." And least we forget that on the very day California lawmakers voted to pass SB-54, activist U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago blocked Session's move.

And with State Senate leader Kevin de León now saying that state leaders are "prepared to defend it" in court no matter that some are trying to get federal officials to block the law from being implemented, the chances of SB-54 not being implemented are slim as the 10th Amendment and past court rulings in previous and somewhat similar cases found that the federal government cannot "compel" local authorities to enforce federal laws.

And this means that the uber liberal Democrats in the California legislature; those who elected them to office; and the vile, way overpaid, no-talent, big mouth Hollywood sorts; have succeeded in commandeering once great California and turning it into a socialist's free-for-all, do whatever you want, haven for the criminal sorts. But then again this is the same state that under the same governor recently reduced the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor for someone who knowingly does not tell their partner...whether they be gay or straight...that he or she is infected with the AIDS virus. Nice huh...

So with SB-54 now being law, the bottom line is that American families who have suffered never ending heartbreak and harm at the hands of illegal criminals will now be pushed aside by corrupt California politicians who would rather protect the more than 2.3 million illegals living in their state than seek justice for innocent lives lost.

And what most forget is that as this sanctuary state scenario progresses from bad to worse...as all-out socialism overtakes the state...it will lead into a situation known as 'diminishing returns' where eventually California's economy collapses as the state becomes bankrupt under the weight of having to support the influx of illegals with their hands out flocking to their state. And with government funds rightfully being withheld, raising taxes even higher than they already are becomes the only viable option available, but with taxes being almost unaffordable for most as it is, the exodus from California will turn the state into a true socialistic criminal hub with mob mentality becoming the rule of law. And dare we forget that socialism only works until you run out of other people's money...meaning California is indeed on the path towards total bankruptcy and economic collapse.

And the bottom line in all this is that what the 'big one' has not yet done to California to date, Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of SB-54 will surely do. Adios California...bye-bye LaLafornia...you liberals truly did bring this nightmare upon yourselves.

Copyright @ 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Just a Thought...
To Charity My Eye
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

So Hillary said that she will donate any monies Harvey Weinstein donated to her to charity...sure she will...to the oh-so corrupt Clinton Foundation that is.

Trump Signs Executive Order Concerning Healthcare
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that allows for the creation of "Health Associations" that allow people to come together to buy lower-priced and competitive insurance plans across state lines.

Standing alongside Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who worked with Trump to write the order, along with VP Mike Pence and several small business owners, Trump said that Obamacare had been "rammed" through, and that it has not worked as planned. Trump noted that one out of three counties in the United States have only one insurance option, which is essentially the same as having no choices at all.

"This will cost the United States government virtually nothing, and people will have great, great healthcare," said Trump.

Trump stated that the formation of associations would create new opportunities for employers to buy plans for their employees, and would result in more options for people who currently do not have insurance. He said that these changes are aimed at creating lower prices and increasing competition, and that insurance companies would be "fighting" to lower prices to get more people signed up.

Trump wants tighter security on northern border after Edmonton jihadi evaded deportation by fleeing to Canada
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

“Mr. Sharif was arrested in San Diego in July of 2011 and ordered deported to Somalia by a judge later that year. He was then released, failed to report for his deportation and could not be located by U.S. authorities after January, 2012. U.S. authorities have said that Mr. Sharif had no known criminal history […]
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Winning: Supreme Court Tosses Case Against Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’
President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban has received a bit of backing from the country’s highest court, after justices tossed a case that challenged the White House’s legal authority to clamp U.S. borders by banning, for a temporary time, entry of individuals from hotspot terror nations.

The left you can be certain is going nuts.


Amnesty supporters say the president doesn’t have any right to control borders by banning entry to some, and not others — even thought the people Trump wants to halt from entering are hailing from countries that even Barack Obama identified as tied to terror.

Breitbart has more:

The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case against President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order restricting travel and immigration from several terror-prone states on Tuesday.

Read entire article here: https://pamelageller.com/2017/10/winning-supreme-court-tosses-case-trumps-travel-ban.html/

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...

We at RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS (Craig Andresen and Diane Sori) have known Jordanian Opposition Coalition Secretary General Mudar Zahran for years and can verify him as a true leader, a friend to Israel, and a man who has been working for years to bring peace to the region.

We have now become aware of the jihad launched by Khaled Abu Toameh @KhaledAbuToameh and his few friends against Mudar, his party, and the Jordan Option Conference itself. We believe Khaled is likely working on behalf of Jordan's King Abdullah II. If not, Khalid needs to explain why Jordan's Intelligence Chief Mohammad Dahabi bought him a black Hummer II, and why did Dahabi buy it in Israel using the Intelligence Department's credit cards. See pictures of said vehicle below.

Just like President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mudar Zahran is being attacked by Jordan's 'snowflake' media and Israel's few leftist media sites, along with agents of Jordan's King in Jerusalem.

In fact, their attacks have sunk so low that Khaled is now accusing Mudar Zahran, a father of three, of being gay, a truly manufactured and false claim proving that Khaled and the king are desperate to stop a very important conference that could bring peace and a secular democratic change to Jordan and then spreading outward into the region. Under the strong secular Arab leadership of Mudar Zahran we believe this upcoming conference has a great chance of success where so many others have failed.

We Stand United With Mudar!!!




SCOTUS Tosses One of the Challenges to Travel Ban
The Supreme Court on Tuesday night tossed out one of the challenges to President Trump’s travel ban because a new version has replaced it.

In dismissing the case the International Refugee Assistance Project brought against the administration, the justices said “we express no view on the merits.”

The executive order banning people from six countries—Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—expired on September 24, so the case is now moot.

“Because that provision of the order ‘expired by its own terms’ on September 24, 2017, the appeal no longer presents a ‘live case or controversy,” the Supreme Court said.
The court had originally planned to hear two cases challenging the order on Oct. 10, but cancelled arguments after Trump issued new, targeted restrictions on travel from eight countries -- Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. The court ordered the parties in both cases to file additional briefs arguing whether the case is now moot given the new order.
RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...for those who missed last night's broadcast (or just want to listen in again) where Craig and Diane exposed and countered the conspiracies theories surrounding the Las Vegas shooting...you can listen to it at your convenience on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/right-side-patriots-260798913/right-side-patriots-101017

State Department picks hijab-wearing Somali Muslim to represent American youth at UN
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

Here is yet more evidence that the State Department is a swamp that has yet to be drained, and may never be drained. Munira Khalif may be a wonderful U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, even if her statement here is full of the expected platitudes (“empower,” “diversity,” “globalized world,” etc.). But she was […]
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NBC: NKorea Tried to Attack US Power Companies
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Image: NBC: NKorea Tried to Attack US Power Companies
North Korean hackers recently targeted U.S. power companies with spearphishing attacks in an effort to get access to their computer systems, NBC News reported Tuesday.
The network quoted from a memo sent from cybersecurity firm FireEye to its clients. There is no evidence the spearphishing attempts were successful.

According to the report, hackers sent an email invitation to a fake fundraiser. If an employee downloaded the attachment he or she also would infect the company's computer system with malware designed to harm it.

FireEye did not dispute NBC's report, but would not discuss it.

"This is a signal that North Korea is a player in the cyber-intrusion field and it is growing in its ability to hurt us," C. Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI chief of counterintelligence, told NBC.

The news comes as tensions between the United States and North Korea have escalated as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have traded barbs — and threats of possible military action.

Read entire article here: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/north-korea-attack-us-power-companies/2017/10/10/id/818934/?ns_mail_uid=32379927&ns_mail_job=1757644_10112017&s=al&dkt_nbr=010104wl2ibk