Would you expect anything else from 2020? RARE and spooky FULL MOON on Halloween will be visible to the entire world and not for just parts of it

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Rare and spooky full moon on Halloween 2020. Picture: NASA/Kim Shiflett

In the bizarre year that’s 2020, another highly unusual event is headed our way.

This year’s Halloween full moon will be visible to the entire world, rather than just parts of it, for the first time since World War II, astronomy educator and former planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt says. 

When I was teaching, my high school students thought a full moon occurred every Halloween,” saind Hunt. Not quite, though pop culture decorations sure make it seem that way.

The last Halloween full moon visible around the globe came in 1944, he said. He’s written about the event on his web site, When the Curves Line Up.

There was a Halloween full moon for some locations in 1955, but that didn’t include western North America and the western Pacific, Hunt says.

While this year’s Halloween full moon will be visible in all parts of the globe, that doesn’t mean every single citizen will have a view.

Residents across both North America and South America will see it, as will India, all of Europe and much of Asia. But while Western Australians will see it, those in the central and eastern parts of the country will not. 

Know time zones well? “Every time zone has it except those east of (GMT) +8 time zones if they have daylight time, or (GMT) +9 with no daylight time,” Hunt says.

Want to see the Halloween full moon? It’s so bright at the full phase it doesn’t matter if you’re in a crowded city or out on the farm. And you don’t need pricey equipment. “Walk outside, and take a look,” Hunt says. 

If you’re too busy watching horror movies, you’ll have to wait until 2039 for another global full moon. Next will take place in 2058, 2077 and 2096.

The next full moon is on October 1, 2020 (Harvest Moon)… So the Halloween’s moon is also known as a ‘Blue Moon’ – the name given to the second full moon to appear in a calendar month. Just keep your eyes to the sky and enjoy the spooky sky show.

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  1. ZURICH – Iran does not at this stage have enough enriched uranium to make one nuclear bomb under the U.N. atomic watchdog’s official definition, the agency’s head told an Austrian paper.
    “The Iranians continue to enrich uranium, and to a much higher degree than they have committed themselves to. And this amount is growing by the month,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Rafael Grossi told Die Presse in an interview published on its website on Saturday.
    Asked about how long Iran would need to build a nuclear weapon — the so-called “breakout time,” he said:
    “In the IAEA we do not talk about breakout time. We look at the significant quantity, the minimum amount of enriched uranium or plutonium needed to make an atomic bomb. Iran does not have this significant quantity at the moment.”
    Iran denies ever having had a nuclear weapons program, saying its nuclear program is purely for energy purposes.
    The IAEA defines “significant quantity” as the approximate amount of nuclear material for which the possibility of manufacturing a nuclear explosive device cannot be excluded.
    The most recent quarterly IAEA report on Iran last month said it had 2,105.4 kg of enriched uranium, far above the 202.8 kg limit in a 2015 deal with big powers but a fraction of the enriched uranium it had before the accord.
    It is also enriching to up to 4.5% purity, far below the 20% it achieved before the deal and the 90% that is considered weapons-grade.
    Israel and USA knows Iran has already made 10 atom bombs now will be able making up to 30 atom bombs soon. Israel is in great danger and North America as well, since mad man in Iran Hassan Rouhani and Ali Seyyed Khamanie both threaten west and Israel we will take a big surprise attack against Little Satan (Israel ) and great Satan ( USA) Ali Khamanie said. We need Iran back to Shah of Iran his son is in USA and make Iran great again?

  2. We need our FBI agent Rober Levinson Was taken hostage since long time ago. I told every one he is in Iran. Iran denied it.
    The family members went to Iran , came back empty. Then Terrorist regime of Iran said he sold it to Asian gangs. Then still
    i was shutting for his freedom , suddenly they said he was dead in Iranian jail, They suppose sent body to USA for confirmation. Still no body. So he is alive and well in Iran Evin prison. Shame to Obama for sending a 737 jet with full money to Iran only 5 Hostages freed. Why not Robert Levin-son was on the list of negotiations. We do not forgive Jimmy Carter either for his role and Queen of London to dis mental Shah Of Iran. Do you think Iranian American vote will go to Democrats?

    Iran Health Workers Battle Covid Surge, Tehran Hospitals Run Out of Beds

    As various provinces in Iran report a large increase in Covid19 cases and deaths, a health official told local media on Wednesday [September 30] that hospitals in the capital have run out of beds for patients.

    Masoud Mardani, a member of Tehran’s coronavirus task force scientific committee, warned that if new restrictions and regulations were not urgently introduced, Tehran would witness “hospital corridors being filled up with patients suffering from Covid19.”

    After its first cases in mid-February, Iran became the world’s second coronavirus hub following China, due in part to the government’s refusal to quarantine cities and ban religious gatherings. A second wave in mid-July followed the lifting of restrictions in early April, while the current third wave was recently attributed by Deputy Health Minister Ali-Akbar Haghdoust to late-summer trips and ceremonies marking the mourning month of Muharram.

    The rate of infections has soared in recent weeks, even before the fall season of influenza begins. In the northwestern city of Tabriz, the general manager of cemeteries announced September 29 that the majority of deaths in the city now resulted from the coronavirus. The deputy director of the city’s medical university also said that while the region had always been in a coronavirus ‘red zone,’ the situation was deteriorating further with daily hospitalizations reaching 1,100.

    Although the central government has banned local officials from announcing death numbers, a spokesman for Kermanshah’s medical university announced Wednesday that the number of deaths in the city had reached 616 since the beginning of the pandemic.

    According to national numbers issued by central government, Iran has had more than 450,000 cases and 26,000 deaths, the highest fatality figures in the Middle East. But many lawmakers and officials have challenged these figures, saying that real numbers for both cases and deaths are far higher. Deaths are 1 Millions . Or the 1 Million Deaths are underground making new tunnels for Terrorist regime of IRAN? KHAMANIE SHAME SHAME LEAVE IRAN NOW?MEDICAL WORLD WIDE MARTIAL LAW.

    Azerbaijan and Armenia and Turkey.
    India and China
    China and Taiwan
    North Korea and USA
    Iran and USA and NATO.
    BOMB THREAT Iran warns it’s ‘ready for war’ with US as it reveals new ballistic missile that could destroy America bases.
    IRAN has unveiled its latest naval ballistic missile which doubles its military strike range and is capable of destroying US bases in the Gulf.

    State-backed Press TV published a video yesterday showing the third generation Zolfaqar-e Basir rocket.


  5. We are very close to Full moon of OCT 1 and 2 full moons. Azerbaijan and Armenia had a big fight mnay tanks is burned out.
    OCT to JAN 26 2020 we will have hell on earth. I will pass predictions if we look around and see our beloved nation is burning in every angel . We all have good idea what will happen. It is very unfortunate that we have took the bait they set us all. I ask again please be patient and have only peaceful demonstrations and exercise freedom of constitution but when is get verbally offensive is not good for no one. World is watching we must set an example other wise we all are finished.
    Mohsen BC

  6. Iran Court Separates Two-Year-Old Child From Christian-Convert Adoptive Parents

    Iranian human rights activists have reported that the Appeals Court of Bushehr ruled on September 22 that a couple who have converted to Christianity from Islam should give up their two-year-old ‘Muslim-born’ adopted daughter.

    A family court judge had on July 19 allowed the child, Lydia, to remain with her adoptive parents, who have taken care of her since she was three months old. The judge noted the child’s “strong emotional ties” to her adoptive parents as well as the likelihood of “an uncertain future” if she was returned to a state orphanage, given the child’s heart and digestive issues made finding another family difficult.

    It is unclear who took subsequent legal action against the parents, Maryam Falahi, 36, and her husband Sam Khosravi, 37. But it is likely that state Welfare Organization – perhaps spurred by security bodies – was behind the lawsuit.
    Please expand it on any channel.
    Mohsen BC

  7. World War 3 and OCT surprise and NOV surprise?
    Iran opens a new naval base near the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with US forces

    Iran has opened a new naval base in the strategically-important Strait of Hormuz
    Commanders said the base would allow Iran to project ‘dominance’ in the region
    Comes amid tensions with US forces in the region, and after clashes last year
    A fifth of the world’s oil passes through the strait each day, making control of it vital to keeping supplies flowing

    Iran opens a new naval base near the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with US forces

    Iran has opened a new naval base in the strategically-important Strait of Hormuz
    Commanders said the base would allow Iran to project ‘dominance’ in the region
    Comes amid tensions with US forces in the region, and after clashes last year
    A fifth of the world’s oil passes through the strait each day, making control of it vital to keeping supplies flowing

    By Afp and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

    Published: 15:48, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 17:32, 24 September 2020




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    Iran has unveiled a new naval base in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with American forces in the region.

    Senior Revolutionary Guards commanders opened the new base on Wednesday, saying it would help them project ‘dominance’ over the strategically important strait.

    It comes after clashes between Iran and the US around the choke-point through which a fifth of the world’s daily oil supplies pass, which saw tankers attacked and a Navy drone shot out of the sky.
    Ayatollahs can do nothing. Death to Regime of fascist and these people just give money to Yemenis terrorists ,PLO, Hamas and
    Al Shabab and Alquedeh and … Iranain people starving to death!

  8. The verdict came from Jury and it was not nice of them.
    Now Louisville KY will burn to ground. Right after announcements 10 people were captured by Military Police in USA. and there will be bloods in street of USA starting tonight.
    We ask all go take cold showers and relax do not go to streets any where in the streets after 6pm local time. LAX is also planing bloody protests and major cities? This is Rodney King verdict. Please stay off street now! Go to Instagram and twitter show your anger is safer?

  9. Iran Months from Producing a Nuke?

    by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

    According to an unnamed Trump regime official, too ashamed of his Big Lie to reveal himself, Iran can produce a nuke by yearend — what it never had, doesn’t want, and seeks elimination of before these weapons can eliminate us.

    According to Reuters on Sunday, the Trump regime “will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear (sic), missile and conventional arms programs,” according to the same unnamed “senior US official,” adding:

    “Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of the year (sic).”

    “He did not provide…evidence” of his claim because there is none.

    On Monday, Trump is expected to sign an executive order that unlawfully imposes sanctions on nations, entities, and individuals involved in legally buying or selling Iran conventional weapons — in defiance of Security Council permission after October 18, making it binding international law.

    Phony claims about Iran seeking nukes have been debunked for years, notably by Israel’s Netanyahu.

    Western and other countries ignore nuclear armed and dangerous Israel.

    Nor is anything done to condemn its unlawful stockpiles of chemical, biological, and other banned terror weapons.

    The world community and establishment media remain silent about its existential threat to regional peace and stability.

    The same goes multiple times over for US-dominated NATO — an unparalleled threat to world peace and stability.

    In stark contrast, Iran hasn’t attacked another country in centuries. It’s the region’s leading proponent of peace, stability, and cooperative relations with other nations.

    Whenever its legitimate nuclear facilities are monitored by the IAEA, its inspectors affirm Iranian compliance with its Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and other nuclear obligations.

    Rolling back its voluntary JCPOA commitments is permitted by Articles 26 and 36 because of non-compliance by other JCPOA signatories — to be reversed if Britain, France, Germany, and the EU fulfill obligations they breached so far.

    Claims about an Iranian nuclear threat by US and Israeli officials are fabricated whenever made.

    So is falsely claiming that the Islamic Republic poses an existential threat — what applies to US-dominated NATO and Israel, not Tehran.

    Sunday on Fox News, Pompeo repeated his usual litany of bald-faced Big Lies about Iran that establishment media don’t challenge.

    He lied accusing Iran of “fomenting terror in the region for 40 years” — official US policy worldwide, not how Iran operates anywhere.

    He roared about unilaterally imposing snapback sanctions on Iran and threatening them on anyone legally selling the country conventional arms — in defiance of world community opposition and the rule of law.

    Ignoring US forever wars by hot and other means worldwide along with Iran’s peace and stability agenda, he said:

    “We’re not going to allow them to do business in the world (sic).”

    “We’re not going to allow them to create the very wealth that destroys the opportunity for peace in the region (sic).”

    The world community knows that Iran’s agenda is peaceful, not confrontational, that its legitimate nuclear program has no military component — that the US and Israel pose an existential threat to the country and its people, not the other way around.

    The unnamed Trump regime turned truth on its head, telling Reuters:

    “Iran is clearly doing everything it can to keep in existence a virtual turnkey capability to get back into the weaponization business at a moment’s notice should it choose to do so (sic).”

    He lied adding that “Iran wants a nuclear weapons capability and the means to deliver it (sic).”
    That is why OCT surprises will co,me attack on IRAN is imminent 75%?
    Mohsen BC

  10. OCT 1 or OCT 31 Surprise . i think we will have a lot of them.
    ! of them is attack on IRAN. Pompeo threatens to light the fuse in Persian Gulf The US has sent a carrier strike group to the Middle Eastern region amid rising speculation about a clash with Iran.
    Louisville police restrict access in downtown ahead of Kentucky AG’s decision in Breonna Taylor case . Police in Kentucky’s largest city have begun preparing for another round of protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.

    With timing of the announcement still uncertain, police said they were trying to plan ahead of time to protect both demonstrators and the people who live and work in Louisville’s downtown area. Martial Law is coming with tanks to Louisville Kentucky with high possibility. The next 48 Hours is crucial. May be tonight?

  11. Happy International Peace day to all mankind. While we are observing around globe as we speak many cities in USA are still in rioting phases. Specially in Kentucky Louisville and Martial Law preparations are in progress because the jury verdict may come soon. I remembered Rodney King situations with riots was same case almost. We do monitor web next 48 hours?
    Mohsen BC

  12. Patient Dies As German Hospital Ransomware Attack Unleashes Chaos
    Profile picture for user Tyler Durden
    by Tyler Durden
    Mon, 09/21/2020 – 04:15

    A hospital in Germany was the target of a severe ransomware attack in early September, which resulted in “extensive IT failure,” preventing one patient from receiving urgent care, marking a rare instance in which ransomware directly contributed to a death.

    “There is currently an extensive IT failure at the University Hospital Düsseldorf (UKD),” UKD hospital officials said in a statement on Sept. 11. “This means, among other things, that the clinic can only be reached to a limited extent – both by telephone and by email. Planned and outpatient treatments will also not take place and will be postponed. Patients are therefore asked not to visit the UKD – even if an appointment has been made.”

    According to hospital officials, the ransomware attack took place on Sept. 11 and led to a significant failure of IT systems and databases.

    “In addition, the clinic cannot be reached by email,” the statement read. “Except for a few extensions, the telephone system is already back in operation. The care of patients who are already being treated as inpatients at the UKD is still guaranteed.”

    The consequence of the outage forced hospital officials to shift patients to other medical facilities and postponed operations. One death was attributed to the hack after a woman in desperate need of urgent care was rerouted to another hospital in the metro area for treatment. She was transported 20 miles to a hospital in Wuppertal, said RT News, with doctors indicating the delay in treatment was fatal. As a result, local police have opened up a homicide investigation in connection with the incident.

    RT also notes the ransomware encrypted 30 serves at the hospital, holding much of its IT systems and databases hostage. Hospital officials said the ransomware did not come with explicit instructions to wire money or cryptocurrency but instead had instructions on contacting the hackers. Why stupid hospitals around the globe do not have better security?
    Bank with No Firewall. That’s How Hackers Managed to Steal $80 Million dollars.

    In Brief
    Investigators from the Forensic Training Institute of the Bangladesh investigated the $80 Million bank heist and discovered that the hackers managed to gain access to the network because the Bank was using second-hand $10 network switches without a Firewall to run its network.

    When it was reported last month that an unknown hacking group attempted to steal $1 Billion from Bangladesh’s Federal Reserve bank account with the help of a malware and, in fact, successfully stole over $80 Million, the investigators would not say how the hackers managed to bypass the security solutions on its network.

    But in reality, there was no security solution installed to help protect against increasingly sophisticated attacks.
    Disclaimer always apply

  13. Rosh Hashanah
    Rosh Hashanah Jewish holiday 2020: what is it, why is it celebrated and how long does it last?
    Rosh Hashanah means the “head of the year” and is a celebration of the Jewish New Year. In 2020 this will run from 18-20 September.
    Happy New Year to all Israel and all Jewish people around the globe.

  14. Strange sounds , we the people of world appreciate your blog and can you please kindly give me some feed back is that OK since a lot of news coming with all double full moon , i have put it here .
    Is that okay. Thanks a billion always. We pray for USA and may GOD also protect Israel as well.
    Mohsen BC

  15. COVID SARS 2.0 all major businesses are closed and robots will take over world. AI will replaces all now you will be able to use VM to shop with AVATAR and see friends see movie from your home. NHK NEWS JAPAN!
    Virtual reality gives social recluses a chance to start over

    Virtual reality started with computer games. But these days it has evolved into a community where people are free to be whoever they want and can make friends who share their values.

    A Japanese man who has lived as a social recluse, or hikikomori, for more than two years is finding a new life in the virtual world.
    “Phio” is a virtual YouTuber who posts videos using an avatar he made of a girl with green hair.
    After graduating from college, he started working at a major company. He got married and had two children. After six years, he quit and joined a startup. He was excited about the chance to experience something new but he found things difficult. He was unable to deliver the expected results and gradually started distancing himself from his colleagues. He fell into a funk and soon found it difficult to even get out of bed. He went to see a doctor who diagnosed him with depression. For the next two years, he rarely left home.
    Last year, he became a virtual YouTuber. He always enjoyed drawing and felt that YouTube would be a good outlet for his creative energy. He designed a character and started posting videos.
    “After I got ill, I couldn’t bear to think about living and about my future,” he says. “But I thought, maybe I can start over and make a brand new self as a virtual YouTuber.”

    Virtual YouTubers are online personalities who use VR headsets and controllers to reflect their movements and voices through an online avatar.
    Phio says the joy he got from participating in VR platforms pushed him to re-engage with society. He talks to other virtual YouTubers about things such as online games. His channel has gradually gained popularity, recently passing 10,000 subscribers.
    Phio says it was reassuring to find that he’s able to do things in the virtual world that he feels he can’t in the real world.
    “I lost hope, I didn’t want to have anything to do with reality,” he says. “But in virtual space, I made friends who would watch over me. That made me think it’s OK to live again.”

    Phio’s dream is to create a virtual community where people can spend the majority of their time, where they can have a full life. In May of last year, he set up a company with several friends and started planning large-scale VR events.
    They are focusing their efforts on organizing events called ‘virtual markets’ at which participants can purchase goods as their avatars. 125,000 people participated in one held this March. Phio and his colleagues are planning another one this fall.

  16. The commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards called the end of the United States an “undeniable fact” in a speech on Saturday, September 20, stating that the revenge for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani was still “definite and serious.”

    He also warned the US president in a boast: “Mr. Trump, if an Iranian loses a hair; “We will blow up all your fluff.”

    Hossein Salami added: “The subject of the trigger mechanism is also a trigger from which, even if abstracted, no bullet will come out.”

    According to the Tasnim news agency on Saturday, on the eve of the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war, Mr. Salami addressed the US President in a warning tone, saying that those who “directly and indirectly” played a role in Soleimani’s assassination should wait for “definite, serious and real revenge.” »BE.

    He stressed that this is a “serious message” to US officials.

    The IRGC commander also recalled the attack on the Ain al-Assad base in January last year, saying that the United States was expected to respond and that the Islamic Republic was ready to deal with “hundreds of missiles.”

    On the morning of Wednesday, January 9, 1998, the Revolutionary Guards announced their retaliatory attack on two Iraqi bases where US troops were present.

    Iran terrorist is responsible for fires and riots in USA and elections as well.The Parastoo , Gorbeh hackers in Iran keep hacking around globe. Also Terrorist Ayatollahs sold Iran to China for next 25 years in a contract between them.

  17. USS Nimitz aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf after Pompeo’s threats against Iran
    For the first time in ten months, a US aircraft carrier has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and enters into the waters of the Persian Gulf, as Washington has threatened to illegally extend an expiring arms embargo on Iran.

    The US 5th Fleet said in a statement on Friday that the strike group led by the USS Nimitz and including two guided-missile cruisers and a guided-missile destroyer sailed into the Persian Gulf to operate and train with US partners.

    The Nimitz strike group includes the USS Princeton and USS Philippine Sea, both guided-missile cruisers, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett.

    “The [carrier strike group] will operate and train alongside regional and coalition partners, and provide naval aviation support to Operation Inherent Resolve,” read the statement.

    “The Nimitz Strike Group has been operating in the 5th Fleet area of operations since July, and is at the peak of readiness,” strike group commander Rear Admiral Jim Kirk said in a news release.

    “We will continue our support to the joint force while we operate from the (Persian) Gulf alongside our regional and coalition partners,” he added.

  18. Advertisement
    US deploys tanks to Syria to protect troops as aircraft carrier moves into position to give them fighter protection after resurgence of ISIS and Russian ramming incident

    The Army sent in six Bradley Fighting Vehicles, around 100 troops and Sentinel radar systems to North East Syria to protect US troops
    The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier also entered the Persian Gulf Friday together with two guided-missile cruisers to fly missions and protect troops
    On Friday, the president insisted America was ‘out’ of Syria
    Concerns are mounting ISIS is reemerging and rebuilding its power in the region
    ISIS claimed around 100 attacks in Iraq in August alone, data reveals
    Donald Trump claimed in October he had ‘defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate’
    Tensions have also been escalating between US troops and Russian forces in eastern Syria, including a recent vehicle collision that injured four Americans
    This is very good topic full moon Strange Sounds i am sure you are sleeping but this topic a lot of news will go here, how ever please expand any of stories ASAP is allowed. Have a nice weekend. I will be watching multiple web sites for latest.
    We also saddened by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last public appearance: Justice officiated a private outdoor wedding for family friends just weeks before she died of pancreatic cancer at 87

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her last appearance in August to officiate an outdoor wedding for family friends
    The outdoor wedding took place at a private residence and the couple noted that they ‘tested negative’ for COVID-19 before the ceremony
    The wedding came just weeks after she was hospitalized in July
    Ginsburg has died aged 87, the Supreme Court announced
    She died after a battle with metastatic pancreas cancer
    She passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Washington D.C.
    Ginsburg was the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice
    Her death paves the way for Donald Trump to expand his conservative majority on the Supreme Court ahead of November’s election.
    Mohsen BC

  19. I repeat double full moon OCT will be a lot of news quakes fires and Iran attack is highly likely.
    Saturday September 19 2020, 06:38:48 UTC 1 km NE of South San Gabriel, California 4.8 9.0 USGS Feed Detail
    Saturday September 19 2020, 06:38:48 UTC 1 km NE of South San Gabriel, California 4.8 9.0 USGS Feed Detail
    Saturday September 19 2020, 06:38:46 UTC 3km WSW of South El Monte, CA 4.6 17.6 USGS Feed
    3 different quakes in Near LAX ? source Globalincidentmap.com

  20. 5.5 Quake near LAX and felt till Sandi ego CA and wide rage.
    Like always they downgrade it. Strange Sounds please ASAp write about this quake . Thanks a lot always in advance.

  21. The recent Dharma campaign by Iran-linked script kiddies shows that the ransomware is being spread not just by sophisticated, state-sponsored actors anymore.

    A group of ‘script kiddies’ tied to Iran are targeting companies worldwide with internet-facing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and weak credentials in order to infect them with Dharma ransomware.

    The Dharma malware (also known as Crysis) has been distributed as a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model since at least 2016. While the ransomware was previously used by advance persistent threat (APT) actors, its source code surfaced in March 2020, making it available to a wider breadth of attackers. That is the case with this latest Iran-linked threat group, which researchers say is unsophisticated and has been targeting companies across Russia, Japan, China and India with the ransomware since June.

    “The fact Dharma source code has been made widely available led to the increase in the number of operators deploying it,” Oleg Skulkin, senior digital forensics specialist with Group-IB, said in an analysis of the attacks posted Monday. “It’s surprising that Dharma landed in the hands of Iranian script kiddies who used it for financial gain, as Iran has traditionally been a land of state-sponsored attackers engaged in espionage and sabotage. Despite that these cybercriminals use quite common tactics, techniques and procedures they have been quite effective.”

    The threat actors are unsophisticated because they use publicly available tools both to obtain initial access and move laterally – rather than using custom malware or post-exploitation frameworks, Group-IB senior DFIR analyst Oleg Skulkin told Threatpost.

    “The threat actors use Persian language for Google searches on compromised servers and download tools from Iran-linked Telegram groups,” Skulkin told Threatpost. “In addition, Group-IB experts saw the threat actors’ attempt to brute-force accounts on an Iranian video streaming service.”

    The attackers in this campaign first would scan ranges of IPs for hosts that contained these vulnerable RDP ports and weak credentials, researchers said. They did so using scanning software called Masscan (which has previously been utilized by bad actors like Fxmsp).

    Once vulnerable hosts were identified, the attackers deployed a well-known RDP brute force application called NLBrute, which has been sold on forums for years. Using this tool, they were able to brute-force their way into the system, and then check the validity of obtained credentials on other accessible hosts in the network.

    In some attacks, attackers also attempted to elevate privileges using an exploit for an elevation privilege flaw. This medium-severity flaw (CVE-2017-0213), which affects Windows systems, can be exploited when an attacker runs a specially crafted application.

    Post compromise, “interestingly, the threat actors likely didn’t have a clear plan on what to do with the compromised networks,” said researchers, showing their lack of sophistication. In different attacks, attackers would download various publicly-available tools to perform reconnaissance or move laterally across the network.
    Disclaimer always apply
    Mohsen BC

  22. I’m pretty sure all the devil-worshipping necromancers will be working their witchcraft. Naturally it will backfire, and they will turn into a steaming turd.

  23. (WASHINGTON) — Two foreign hackers have been indicted for defacing dozens of U.S.-based websites with pictures of late Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani alongside the message, “Down with America.”

    The cyberattacks may be another sign of Iranian efforts to retaliate for President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani with a U.S. drone strike in January. News of the indictments come days after reports that Iran was plotting to kill the U.S. ambassador to South Africa and months after Iranian missiles injured over 100 U.S. service members in Iraq.

    Iranian Behzad Mohammadzadeh and Palestinian Marwan Abusrour were charged with conspiracy to commit intentional damage to a protected computer and two counts of intentional damage to a protected computer in an indictment unsealed in a federal court in Massachusetts on Tuesday.

    Both men are overseas and not under arrest, with their chances of facing these charges slim.

    Shortly after Soleimani’s death was confirmed, Mohammadzadeh “transmitted computer code to approximately 51 websites hosted in the United States and defaced those websites by replacing their content with pictures of the late General Soleimani against a background of the Iranian flag, along with the message, in English, ‘Down with America’ and other text,” the indictment said.

    Abusrour is accused of providing Mohammadzadeh access to at least seven sites, where the 19-year-old Iranian hacker posted the images and text.

    Two hackers, an Iranian and a Palestinian, have just been indicted in @DMAnews1 with defacing dozens of US-based websites with pictures of Qasem Soleimani and the message “Down with America”
    Behzad Mohammadzadeh and Marwan Abusrour face three federal counts pic.twitter.com/XKECdbNQZ0
    — Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) September 15, 2020

    “Those website defacements were part of the defendants’ ongoing efforts to hack into and deface websites across the globe,” the indictment alleged.

    Prosecutors did not say whether the two hackers acted at the behest of the Iranian government.

    But Tehran has taken steps to avenge the death of Soleimani, who was the country’s second-most powerful figure as the decorated commander of its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

    South Africa’s State Security Agency said Monday that it is providing “the necessary attention … to ensure that no harm will be suffered by the U.S. Ambassador,” Lana Marks, the noted handbag designer and a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.

    The security agency’s statement came after Politico reported Sunday that U.S. intelligence was concerned the Iranian government was weighing an assassination attempt against Marks, who became U.S. envoy in October 2019.

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denied the report as “baseless” and “predictable … anti-Iranian accusations and falsification ahead of the U.S. presidential election.”

    Trump used the report to threaten an overwhelming response against Iran, telling Fox News Tuesday, “If they do anything to anybody, they will be hit a thousand times harder than they hit us.”

    After the U.S. strike that killed Soleimani and the Iraqi leader of a Shiite militia group outside Baghdad, Iran launched a series of short-range ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are housed. The barrage resulted in 109 U.S. service members suffering traumatic brain injuries.

    The U.S. did not respond, instead claiming to have restored “deterrence” against Iran. Trump downplayed those injuries as “headaches and a couple of other things. … I don’t consider them very serious injuries.”

    Abusrour, who the FBI alleged has defaced at least 337 sites around the world, appeared to incriminate himself on Instagram, bragging about providing information to allegedly carry out this hack.

    “Suddenly I find myself Iranian hackers and I help them hit American sites,” he said in a comment on Mohammadzadeh’s account. Mohammadzadeh is reportedly responsible for defacing more than 1,100 websites with pro-Iranian and pro-hacker messages.
    Shame to terrorist regime of IRAN . No deals with Iran yes to full embargo for Iran!

  24. Be prepared for the Belarusian army and the closing of its borders with Lithuania and Poland

    Alexander Lukashenko has put the Belarusian army on high alert, announcing the closure of its borders with Lithuania and Poland. The European Union (EU) has recently stated that it does not recognize Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus.
    The disputed President of Belarus says that the country will inevitably put the army on alert and close its borders to the west, especially Lithuania and Poland.

    Alexander Lukashenko made the remarks at a meeting of the Women’s Association in Minsk last night, the website of the German television channel Tagschau reported on Friday morning (September 18th).

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently conducting exercises in Lithuania and Ukraine. At the same time, the Belarusian army and Russian military forces have begun joint exercises in the southern regions and on the border with the European Union.

    According to Lukashenko, the joint exercise of the Belarusian army and the Russian military will be extended due to the current situation and will enter the second phase. The exercise was scheduled to end on Friday.
    ER NEWS for Strange Sounds readers.
    Also One Iranian and PLO hackers were arrested by FBI for attacking the USA GOV and private firms. We thanks our security forces and we know they are paid by Terrorist GOV of IRAN. We even scare from the 5% of them are in North America.
    95 % of us we lover of Canada and USA. PLO living in North America also have fear from them!

  25. Strange sounds would you please write about these quakes.
    Friday September 18 2020, 21:44:00 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 6.8 33.0 USGS Feed Detail
    Friday September 18 2020, 21:43:59 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 6.9 10.0 USGS Feed Detail
    Friday September 18 2020, 21:43:59 UTC central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 6.8 33.0 USGS Feed
    Friday September 18 2020, 16:28:17 UTC 16 km E of Pýrgos, Greece 5.9 44.5 USGS Feed
    Thanks a lot for all articles we always in learning.

  26. Well Tumbleweed , if you do not wants ads use FireFox 80.01
    and junk your Microsoft since always they get viruses? We are not allowed here discuss other systems you can use you would not get any ads. Now regarding Full Moon of 31 OCT i knew we would have double full moon but i did not know this full moon will be seen by 8 Billions of Humankind and I warn a head of time it will be not good for world. Please remember that differences must be celebrate and we learn from each others.
    We all need peaceful demonstrations , but we should never
    to use arm against each others. We need keep praying things can be changed we all have less calamity . Tumbleweed i am sorry can not be more help. Fire FOX 80.01 with U ad free with ad block plus should do it. Let me know if i can be more help.
    Mohsen BC

  27. Webmaster: PLEASE get rid of the Google ads! As they keep switching ads, the page jumps up and down and I can barely read an article. The banner ads inserted between paragraphs interrupt the flow of the article and hence a reader’s comprehension. Google has managed to disable AdBlockerPlus on this site and I can no longer close the ad and give a reason for doing so. Why can’t you be satisfied with ads that run on the right (or left) side only? I used to look at those, but don’t anymore because the banner ads are so annoying that I won’t look at ANY ads! I am once again about to drop this site because it’s too much work battle the ads.

    • Agreed, emphatically. I cannot read articles on Strange Sounds any more. To read the content, I must copy-&-paste to a simple text-only program. The constant page updating, combined with the heavy demands on my system’s resources, driving my CPU to burn up and the fan to run at full speed ahead, is totally unacceptable.

      Note please: your greed is motivating me to NEVER buy ANY product from the advertisements which are being displayed to me against my will. I AM making notes of the purveyors being displayed while my fan runs at full speed and my CPU’s life is shortened. I am noting them so I will NEVER buy ANY product from them. Really, please take note. When people take the trouble to install ad blockers and refuse cookies, it isn’t so they can be digitally raped by intrusive, offending displays of naked greed.

      • Please know strange sounds has no faults on your computer has virus because all uses Microsoft that Bill gates can not make a system that you would not get virus or hacked. So please be patient use other system upgrade your system to new ones. https://www.distrowatch.com

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