Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#1923: Marine Links Serco MH Autopilot Hack to MI-3 Fairmont Harper, Red Switch Heartbleed Bug

Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco director Maureen Baginski’s alleged hack of the Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilot on MH Flight 370 to a Laureen Harper honeypot set by the MI-3 Innholders Livery Company with a Red Switch Network Heartbleed bug at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

McConnell believes that Serco – formerly RCA GB 1928 – ran honeypots from the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel in Bermuda for traveling spouses of WWII leaders and had former U.K. Minister of Defence Nicholas Soames hire Baginski to hack Flight 370’s autopilot with a Harper Heartbleed bug for an alleged Serco hotel red-switch proxy attack on KL’s Petronas Towers.

McConnell believes erstwhile colleagues at the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Command in Quantico thwarted the Petronas Towers attack by using a Heartbleed bug to re-override Serco’s Fairmont red-switch network and fly MH 370 to a Cat III C landing on Diego Garcia (BIOT).

#1921: Marine Links Serco to Free Flight MH 370, MI-3 Hotel Red Switch Autopilot 

BREAKING: Malaysian PM News Conference over MH370 Hijacked 

Initial briefing from The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The 'maternal instinct' of female spies
Heartbleed bug shows governments slow to react
Canada Revenue Agency confirms that 900 SINs were stolen as a result of Heartbleed breach By Andre Mayer, CBC News
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 11:32 AM ET

The revelation Monday that the social insurance numbers of 900 Canadians were stolen from the website of the Canada Revenue Agency last week has raised yet more questions about the government’s response to the Heartbleed computer bug. 

Given how many web sites were vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, Parsons says there is likely to be a great deal of reflection on how it could have been identified sooner. Some cryptographers have estimated it may have existed for years before it was discovered last week.

This past weekend, Bloomberg News published a story alleging the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) knew about the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years and that it may have been using it to access personal data.

The NSA denies the charge, but Parsons says it raises serious questions about the Five Eyes, the surveillance partnership between Canada, the U.S., Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, which collaborates to detect threats such as Heartbleed [and Fairmont red-switch hacks of Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilots on MH 370, AA 11, AA77, UAL 11, UAL 175].

"This is supposed to be the sort of thing that they’re supposed to find and ideally report," says Parsons.

"I think over the coming months, we need to figure out if they knew and if they didn’t, why didn’t they, because this is what we pay them to do. And if they did know, then why weren’t they protecting us?"”

MH370: After aborted underwater search, crews hope to try again
By Holly Yan and Steve Almasy, CNN
updated 7:25 AM EDT, Tue April 15, 2014. 

The first deployment of an underwater vehicle to hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was aborted early, sending the drone back to the surface before expected. 

The Bluefin-21 vehicle was supposed to take 2 hours to get to its designated depth Monday, spend 16 hours searching, and 2 hours coming back up.

Instead, it spent about 7 and 1/2 hours in the water, including descent and ascent times, a source said

Search officials analyzed data from Bluefin-21 and found no objects of interest, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday.

Crews will try to send the probe back into the Indian Ocean later Tuesday, weather permitting.

It is unclear how much of the area -- 5 kilometers by 8 kilometers (3.1 miles by 4.9 miles) -- the Bluefin scanned during its first attempt. It could take up to two months to scan the entire search area

If ever found, just which country will take custody of the plane's data recorders? Malaysia's Acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Tuesday it wasn't as important as "finding out the truth."

Also Tuesday, the Malaysian Cabinet agreed to set up an international investigation. It will be comprised of teams that will look into the airworthiness of the plane, the operational aspect, and the medical and human factors that may have played a part.”

“New military hotline [operated by Serco] directly links top brass to U.S. 

 Canada is installing a hotline that will allow military brass and politicians to talk with their American counterparts during a time of war or in any other crisis.

Canada is installing a hotline that will allow military brass and politicians to talk with their American counterparts during a time of war or in any other crisis.

About $20 million is being spent on what is called the Defence Red Switch Network. The communications system is already running in some locations, including the defence minister's office and other undisclosed sites for the military's senior leadership. The system will provide a link for the Canadian government to various U.S. military headquarters as well as the North American Aerospace Defence Command, the joint U.S.-Canada alliance that monitors air and space approaches to the continent.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there was criticism that senior Canadian officials, including then-prime minister Jean Chretien, were out of the communications loop during the initial stages of the terrorist strike.

The Citizen obtained documents on the red switch network under the access to information law, but Defence Department officials censored almost all details. They claimed releasing the material would be "injurious" to the defence of Canada, its international relations, as well as the detection of subversive or hostile activities.

The newspaper, however, found the details of the supposedly secret network, including its cost to taxpayers, on the department's own public webpage. Details of a similar system that would allow U.S. President George W. Bush to communicate with his top level commanders was also on a Pentagon webpage.

Canadian military officials were not available to explain why information about the network is considered secret when such details have already been put out in the public domain by both the U.S. and Canada.

The red switch network is considered secure, meaning that it has technology to prevent its transmissions from being monitored or intercepted [Except for the Heartbleed bug]. Presumably the Canadian system can link up with the president's network.

Martin Shadwick, a strategic studies professor with York University, said such a system makes sense in that Canada and the U.S. share a common goal in protecting North America. He noted that similar communications systems existed during the Cold War.

But analyst Steve Staples said the hotline is another example of the growing integration of the U.S. and Canadian militaries and the increased involvement of the Canadian Forces in American-led operations. "This system just allows the Canadian military and government leaders to get their orders from Washington more quickly," said Mr. Staples, an analyst with the Ottawa-based Polaris Institute.

The Citizen requested information on the red switch network almost four weeks ago, but military officials have not been available to comment.

But according to the Defence webpage, the network "allows access to the U.S. system (Forces wide) and will enhance north/south and internal connectivity -- particularly during times of crisis."

According to a Pentagon site, the network provides the president, secretary of defence, joint chiefs of staff, combatant commanders and selected agencies with secure voice communications up to the top secret level. The system is for use during war and other emergencies. Other U.S. defence and federal government agencies can access the network if they have approval from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, according to the site. The website also includes a [Serco!] phone number that U.S. government officials can call to request entry to the network.

Mr. Staples said the level of secrecy in Canada surrounding the network is disturbing. "I think the Defence Department is worried that Canadians are going to realize the extent our military is being integrated into the U.S. system," he added.

Critics have warned about a new wave of secrecy at the Defence Department. Officials there are censoring information in official documents released to the public even though the same material is already available on government Internet sites. Some critics say this blanket of secrecy raises questions about government accountability and openness. Last week, the Citizen reported the Defence Department is withholding information about the Pentagon's missile shield that is already on the U.S. government's websites, while at the same time claiming the security of Canada could be harmed if the names of senior American officers treated to a taxpayer-financed reception more than a year ago are released.

In addition, the newspaper obtained two missile shield briefing notes sent to Defence Minister Bill Graham. The department had originally told both the newspaper and an investigator with the Office of the Information Commissioner that those records, one of which discusses U.S. efforts to develop space weapons, never existed.

© (c) CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc.”

The Rumoured Lesbianism of Laureen Harper, Canada's First Lady
APRIL 15, 2011 1:41 AM

I'd wager that less than 20% of Canadians even know Laureen Harper's name, let alone think she's a lesbian. It's one of the huge contrasts between American and Canadian politics... If a considerable rumour started that Michelle Obama had secretly moved out of the White House to shack up with a lady, it would be on the cover of everything... But in Canada, where Laureen Harper is indeed the wife of our Prime Minister, it barely scratches the media surface (not even trashy gossip fare). For some time there's been rumours that Laureen had moved out over a year ago, taking residence at the [Fairmont] Chateau Laurier to shack up with a female mountie. Considering there's an election going on, where Laureen's conservative husband is the frontrunner (and not exactly a friend of queer people), you'd think people would jump all over this.

Toronto Life finally and subtly became the first print publication to actually reference the rumour in a piece that focuses on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's wife Renata and how little we know about her. It reads: 

So is the media discreet, or merely cowardly? You be the judge: a rumour has been circulating for months now about the infidelity of a high-level political wife in Ottawa, possibly involving a female RCMP officer. And yet not a whiff has made it into print (until now). It’s the kind of rumour tabloids and talk shows love in the U.S., Britain and France, and for good reason: a politician’s home life speaks to his character.

In Canada, deference to authority is embedded in our political DNA. We’ve never fought a war of independence, guillotined a king and queen or rammed a Magna Carta down the throat of a recalcitrant monarch. That doesn’t mean we aren’t curious about the personal lives of politicians. A literal bedfellow is a confidante, someone with a potential influence on public policy. 

Whether the article is referencing Laureen is not 100% clear (though c'mon), it brings up an excellent question: Is the media scared of breaking this story, or respecting privacy? Outing folks in politics has been a huge no-no in the mainstream media, and not just in Canada: Kirby Dick's "Outrage" made that ridiculously clear with reference to the United States. That movie full fledged proved Charlie Crist was a homo and somehow people still totally ignored it. But this is the wife of a country's leader who is a huge proponent of family values, and as that Toronto Life quote notes, the rumour hasn't officially made print anywhere (Crist's "alleged" homo-ness at least made some waves in the gay press).

It's not like the lives of our politicians wives have never become tabloid topics (see Margaret Trudeau), and as unenthusiastic about our politicians' lives as we are, surely if someone did some research and broke this story in some capacity, it would be huge by Canadian standards. And clearly Harper's opponents would have reason to get a story like this out: It's the kind of scandal that would lead the family values folks that provide Harper's voting contingency backbone to consider a new option. But instead everyone seems to be playing way too nice. In the midst of an election that I've wanted so badly not to bore me to tears, y'all might be sitting on the most juicy thing to hit Canadian politics since Margaret smuggled drugs in the prime minister's luggage and made scantily clad appearances at Studio 54 and no one's doing anything about it!? That said, I'm sure Harper's team has gone to crazy-powerful measures to ensure whatever the full truth behind Laureen is never gets out, and I doubt it will anytime soon. They have a lot to lose, and despite the fact that I just rambled on about these rumours for five paragraphs, I get the whole respecting-privacy thing (to a degree, clearly). And maybe it is all simply rumours. But rumour or not, it just blows my mind that in this day and age something like this doesn't get bigger play. Especially with this photo just begging to be captioned along with it:

Alec Leamas: What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx? They're not! They're just a bunch of seedy, squalid bastards like me: little men, drunkards, queers, hen-pecked husbands, civil servants playing cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten little lives.

Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong?

Control: We have to live without sympathy, don't we? We can't do that forever. One can't stay out of doors all the time. One needs to come in from the cold.
Alec Leamas: I'm an operator, Control, just an operator.
Control: There's a vacancy in Banking Section which might suit you.
Alec Leamas: Sorry, I'm an operational man. I'll take my pension. I don't want a desk job.
Control: You don't know what's on the desk.
Alec Leamas: Paper!
Control: [after taking a long sip from his tea cup] I want you to stay, uh, out in the cold... a little longer.
Ashe: [Approaching Leamas who is sitting on a bench] Do you like birds? The ones with the white collars are wild. The others are domesticated. With people it's the other way around.
Alec Leamas: [He snickers]
Ashe: Bird-watching's one of my hobbies. I often come here.
Alec Leamas: Do you also often come to Wormwood Scrubs Prison at eight o'clock in the morning to watch birds?
Ashe: Yes, jailbirds. They're my other hobby.
Alec Leamas: Only the young ones, surely!”

“The active reserve of the KGB[1] are members of the organization who work undercover "either pretending to assume various jobs or using as cover professions in which they are actually trained".[2][3] Active reserve KGB officers typically occupied such positions as deputy directors of scientific research or deans responsible for foreign relations in academic institutions of the Soviet Union, although these people were not scientists.[2] Other officers were trained for certain civilian jobs, usually translators, journalists, telephone engineers, or doormen in hotels that served foreigners. [or the Serco red switch technicians and parking attendants who watch Boeing HQ personnel in Chicago] [2]

The active reserve was significantly expanded in Post-Soviet Russia, when a majority of positions in the Russian power elite were occupied by acting or undercover officers of the Russian state security services, such as the FSB and SVR, the official successors of the KGB.[4]"The only difference between them [officers of active reserve] and regular civil-servants is that they have an extra duty: writing reports every month for the FSB. They are the eyes of the master”, said sociologist Olga Krychtanovskaia. [5]” 

Serco has worked with the City of Chicago Department of Revenue (DOR) for over 12 years enforcing parking meters. When Chicago’s parking meters were sold to Chicago Parking Meters, LLC. (CPM), in 2009, Serco was sole sourced to provide parking enforcement services on the meters for CPM. City of Chicago: 8 square miles 2010 Annual Citations Issued: 400,000 2010 Annual Citation Revenue: $24 Million+ Years of Service: 12 years Shifts: DOR = Nights & weekend CPM = 24/7 Availability”

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess (generally known as The Princess) is one of the grandest and most famous hotels in Hamilton, Bermuda. It also happens to be the oldest hotel in the Fairmont chains. One of the largest in Bermuda it has over 400 rooms. It is one of two Fairmont Hotels on the island, the second being the Fairmont Southampton which was originally opened as the Southampton Princess. …. In 1939, when the world went to war, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess was under British Censorship and home to Allied servicemen. The basement became an intelligence center and way station where all mail, radio and telegraphic traffic bound for Europe, the U.S. and the Far East were intercepted and analyzed by 1,200 censors, of British Imperial Censorship, part of British Security Coordination (BSC), before being routed to their destination. With BSC working closely with the FBI, the censors were responsible for the discovery and arrest of a number of Axis spies operating in the US, including the Joe K ring. Rumor has it that it was nicknamed 'Bletchley-in-the-Tropics' after the English country house where the Enigma code was broken (Sir William Stephenson, the Canadian-born British spymaster who was the subject of the book and film A Man Called Intrepid resided for a time at the Princess, following the war, before buying a home on the island, and was often visited there by his former subordinate, James Bond novelist Ian Fleming).[8][9]”  

McConnell has been directed by Abel Danger Global to serve as expert witness to plaintiffs who may wish to sue for damages in re Serco’s hack of the MI-3 Fairmont Hotel red-switch network and alleged capture of the Boeing Uninterruptible Autopilot of MH 370.

McConnell previously offered that same expert witness service to ALPA-FAA-NTSB and FBI in Civil Case 1:08-1600 (RMC) - he the court to decide appropriate penalties in such cases, has to be the court with jurisdiction over Serco’s Red Switch Autopilot services and The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Yours sincerely, 

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation

1 comment:

  1. Malaysia will be welcoming you warmly.


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