Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hey guys, and welcome back to my blog. Today I have a very rare treat for you: An "indie" post (that's my way of saying a post that is just made from my pure thoughts and not a book summary, swimming blog, you get the idea). In today's post, I'm going to talk about responsiblity. "Why, Jason?", I hear you say. "What in the name of hell made you come up with this topic for your blog?" Well, I'll tell you why.

Just this morning, I went to my 5:00 a.m. swimming practice as usual. But that morning I had a stomachache, God Knows Why. Anyway, since I was sick, I was in no condition to be swimming because I would be $#!++ing in the pool at the same time (OK, that was an exaggeration, but that just shows you how I was in no condition for swimming practice).

So my dad (who was bringing me to the pool at the time) decided to bring my brother to the pool alone while I stayed in the car and had a bit of rest. Meanwhile, my dad told me that he would be jogging around the nearby stadium until the swimming practice was over. He told me that I could take a bath at the pool with his soap and shampoo that he brought with him every work day (he too, like me, took a bath, brushed his teeth and did all those morning activities in the office).

"Wait a minute," I hear you say. "Why did your dad permit you to use his soap and shampoo in the first place? Wouldn't you have brought your own toiletries for taking a bath at the pool like the average guy would?" Well, the truth is that when we (and by that I mean my brother and I) take a bath in the pool, for some unknown reason, we never cared about bringing toiletries to the pool bathroom (I know that sounds a bit illogical, but read on and you'll find out why). This is our daily routine every morning we go to the pool for swimming practice, since it will help you understand the post a lot easier:

1. Finish swimming.
2. Go take a bath in the pool bathroom (PROTIP: how to take a bath Jason-style: in the bathroom, why bring your own soap, shampoo and other stuff when you can just borrow from your friends or complete strangers? Just ask them if you can borrow the toiletries and give them back once you're done with it! it's worked for my bro and I 95% of the time).
3. Once done bathing, head back to the bench near the pool. Take bath robe from your SWIMMING bag on the bench and wear it.
4. Wait for bro to come and pick up HIS bath robe (you can skip this step if in step 3 your bro has already picked up his bath robe before you). When he arrives, get to your car for transport to school.
5. In the car, eat your breakfast. Afterwards, take school uniform and clothes from the CLOTHES bag and change before you get to school (otherwise you'll get to the school still in your bathrobe, which is totally embarrassing considering that everyone else is wearing the school uniform except you. Trust me, I've been there before).
6. When you get to school (provided you followed step 5), hop off car, bag(s) in hand, ready to face the day ahead of you.

Pretty straightforward, right? Well, picture this: Everything went A-OK EXCEPT for the part that I wasn't swimming and at that time I got a bit forgetful. So there I was, chilling in my dad's car, thinking that when daylight came, I could go and take a bath in a secluded bathroom, filled with nobody but myself. Just the way I like it. When I finished bathing, I changed my clothes and brought back my dad's toiletries. Nothing wrong, right?

Well, here's the thing. I put the soap and shampoo IN MY SWIMMING BAG. I was supposed to return them to my dad, but apparently I had too much in my mind at the moment that I put it in the bag's side pocket (oh well, it could've been worse. For example, I could've lost it in the bathroom, got it run over by a car, accidentally drop it in the sewer grate, the possibilities are endless and much worse). I then continued my daily routine to school starting from step 5.

When I got home, my mom told me that my dad took a bath in the office using only the shower (and as you may realize from your own experiences, my dad couldn't just ask his employees for toiletries, he knows better than that. And by the way, he's too "formal" for that) and no soap or shampoo to help rinse his body totally dirt-free. Of course, I knew that this was my fault (although it did take me a while to realize that I misplaced the toiletries), and my mom then informed me that my dad (now, how to put this gently?) wasn't exactly pumped up about the idea that I accidentally misplaced his toiletries.

And that's how this post came to be. My dad ordered me to create a post about responsibilty regarding MY lack of responsibilty for today's actions. Enjoy this post while you can, because chances are that another post like this won't come out in a long time (remember, I have to attend to my swimming blog). Oh yeah, and by the way, following today's episode, I'm going to have to make a mental note that I should keep my distance with my dad. I should also become less forgetful so that this &^//$#!+ wouldn't happen in the first place. Until the next post guys! Goodbye for now!

Monday, June 16, 2014

We Are Anonymous Chapter 26

Hey guys, and to start this post, I owe you a big apology. Many of you may have noticed that my blog is incomplete of all the We Are Anonymous summaries. When I looked back, I also realized that I FORGOT TO WRITE CHAPTER 26! I wanted to write it, but with all this swimming blog stuff going on, I haven't managed to find time to do it. So without further ado, here's the missing chapter, in which we find out what happened to Hector "Sabu" Monsegur.

It may surprise you that for a man who has been crying out lous for being above the law and hating the Po-po, it took a surprisingly short time for Sabu to decide to join the FBI in their hunt for hackers. As a matter of fact, Sabu began working with the cops on their hunt for hackers literally since the day he got arrested. He spent nights assisting the government build cases against co-conspirators. He even willfully admitted to the authorities that he participated in the heated assaults on the government with relative ease.

Since the day Sabu decided to join forces with the Feds, they were sure to keep a good eye on him. they implanted a key-logging software on his computer that would track down every single word he typed and video surveillance in his home to see what he was up to while not working with the cops. Despite all these cops breathing down his neck, Sabu managed to cooperate well and get along with the authorities, giving them a big hand with their work against hacking.

Of course, Sabu became despised throughout the hacker community after they got news about his alliance with their all-time nemesises, the cops. A hacker known as "VIrus", whom Sabu worked with during his time in LulzSec, was taken aback by Sabu's change of sides. He accused Sabu of being a turncoat all along, even engaging in a hostile conversation with the hacker, stating that he was the one whoratted Topiary out. Of course, Sabu countered saying that he wasn't a rat and that he was doing something for the greater good. The chat continued for a few hours, full of heated accusations on each of the hackers.

However, Sabu will have a hard time convincing his ex-hacker pals that he was indeed fighting for a good cause. By working for the FBI, he supported an anti-hacker movement named Antisec. Antisec was a massive anti-hacker group dedicated to destroying hacker organizations such as Anonymous and LulzSec, the two teams Sabu had previously been on.

Fortunately, Sabu hadn't gone completely rogue and cop-like. He still had some hacker soul in him. Since his former nickname "Sabu" is now hated throughout the hacker community, he wanted to enter Anonymous as a new, fresh hacker. Where he could start a new, clean slate, avoiding arrest and harassment from the police (remember, he was doing all this right under the noses of the FBI). He changed his nickname to "Kage" or "Kaz" (the book isn't certain which one he used) and started a new life as a new, fresh hacker is the community.

So that should be it. Hopefully this is all of the We Are Anonymous summaries. I'll be back with more stuff for my blog. For now, goodbye!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Vaksincom article 1: Game over Zeus

Hey guys, and welcome back to my blog. My dad just sent me an article to me, and told me to translate it for all the English-speaking people out there. I've already translated the article, but he told me to wait until Monday for him to publish the original article (the one in Indonesian language) on the Vaksincom website. So I thought, why not post it on my blog? So without further ado, here's the translated version for you guys...

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, with its internet users in 2014 was estimated at 42 million. According to Internetlivestats, the number of Internet users in Indonesia ranks 13th right under South Korea. However, the ratings number of Internet users did not conform with the awareness of security devices used. Evident from the statistics of the most dangerous financial malware infection as the name implies can cause “gameover” to the victim's account and can be said to be most feared by financial institutions in the world in 2014. GOZ or better known as the Game Over Zeus. It is not yet known if learning from the program either candidate of Indonesia's president is decentralized, GOZ evolved from initially having a Command and Control center is centralized to decentralized into by utilizing P2P (Peer to Peer) is very effective in protecting the maker of detection and entrapment law enforcement. But its creator has control over all the infected computers via P2P. Just so you know, the number of infections GOZ in Indonesia at the time this article was created, in June 2014 recorded 7,678 cases or 4.83% of total infection of the Top 20 countries most affected GOZ per June 2014. In Indonesia ranks ninth ranked as the country most affected GOZ. When comparing the number of Internet users ranked at number 13 and total ranking infection GOZ 9 then, without further analyzes may exist that take a quick conclusion that security awareness is low in Indonesia, especially those related to infection GOZ. However, whether the conclusion is true or not, Vaksincom will examine further for you.
Table 1, the GOZ infection in the world
Compared to conditions in the year 2012 where the infection reaches 113.196 unique IP GOZ (according to data from SecureWorks) ranks Indonesia at that time where it ranked eighth in total with no significant changes. Although there is a decrease in the quantity of infection, but it is also experienced by other countries as well so that Indonesia's ranking in the number of GOZ-infected computers (and still active to this day) has only decreased by 1 ranking. However, compared to the data with the data of 2012 today, it is in fact a major shift in the top 5 ranking. In 2014 the big 5 countries infected by the GOZ (in a row) consist of Ukraine, Japan, USA, Italy and India, while in 2012 the champion was the United States, Germany, Italy, Canada and Brazil.
Table 2: GOZ infections in 2012 (data from
Here we can see that Ukraine and Japan that did not enter the Top 10 in 2012 but managed to make it to ranks 1 and 2, displacing the United States to rank 3, while Germany was removed from the Top 10 to number 14 in 2014. Unlike the Japanese badminton team which managed to rank The first world champion Thomas Cup (a good thing), a high rank on GOZ infection means the opposite. More and more devices infected by GOZ indicate a threat to users and financial institutions in the concerned country. So Ukraine and Japan get a bad record, noting an increase in the total ranking of infected computers GOZ compared to other countries.

The Actual Position
However, whether it is fair we assess the hazard rating of the total number of infections without considering other factors? Supposing if you see 3 Toyotas get flat tires in a day and none of Lamborghinis getting flat tires in a week is enough to conclude that the Lamborghini car better than the Toyota? Of course there are other factors that must be considered, one of which is how the population of Toyotas and Lamborghinis. The analysis was also done on the Vaksincom article “20 Countries Most Vulnerable to Conficker” 2013 202013/conficker%%% 20statistic 20statistic% 202013.html. Although at that time the Chinese were the most infected by Conficker, the country with the most risk of Conficker is Argentina.
Back then Vaksincom was comparing the total number of GOZ infections to the total Internet users of the country concerned (the results can be seen in their website,

5 countries with the highest ratio of infection GOZ has changed. The 5 countries most affected GOZ that was formerly occupied by Ukraine, Japan, United States, Italy and India turned into Belarus, Ukraine, Algeria, Italy and Kazakhstan. Japan was thrown into rank 13 and catapulted India to rank 19. This happens because that when the number of Internet users in Japan and India is compared to the number of GOZ infections, the ratio is very small. How about the position of Indonesia? Indonesia was originally ranked 9. however, when compared with the ratio of internet users in the country it drops to 13th. However, it is better than Vietnam, which is still entrenched in the ranks 7 and 8. This is certainly the least a warning could do for all of us to consciously run a good security habits.

Vaksincom will create some follow-up articles that will give you some details about the recent GOZ lunge, which was quite amazing given its ability to perform “recruit receiver” couriers money through spam (which is in collaboration with Cutwail spam), it performs its antics via DDoS after successfully moving large amounts of funds from banks in order to distract their victims to the point of the action administrator inserting Cryptolocker insert into the victim computer in order to benefit financially if he feels that the computer which does not have the credentials are worth stealing. Do not forget who the two major Indonesian ASN that made ​​it into the Top 10 ASNs world most affected GOZ or P2P Zeus.
Alfons Tanujaya

Sunday, June 1, 2014

We Are Anonymous Part 3 Overall Summary

Hey guys, and welcome back to my collection of We Are Anonymous summaries. As you know, we're officially done with the book, and this will be the final post on what has happened in Part 3. Anonymous almost ended, leaders arrested... Let's find out more.

First, we saw Topiary get arrested by the po-po for hacking. As you may recall, he was caught red-handed with some evidence of his hacking actions (if you remember, he did not take enough safety precautions to keep his hacking reputation hidden from the prying eyes of the authorities. Therefore, the police easily dug up the data they needed to prove Topiary a guilty, no-good hacker.

Then we saw Sabu and the accusations he had to withstand. As a prisoner for the authorities, he was forced to work for the FBI, resulting in his ratting out of the many "significant" hackers of Anonymous, among them Topiary. He also faced some insults from inside hacking world, such as messages from different hackers that he "ratted his friends out". Predictably, Sabu attempted to deny this, saying that he didn't "rat out" his friends (honestly, I don't know what he could've said after doing that).

And finally, the hacker Kayla was also arrested. "Kayla" was proven to be Ryan Mark Ackroyd, an ex-military hacker. However, a few pages later it is stated that Ryan was framed (in a way). It turns out that, despite doing a few despicable acts that have been reported to be done by Kayla, didn't do ALL of the crimes. So the hnt for the real Kayla still continues.

In the end, it turns out that, despite all the hardships experienced by the Anons, they managed to live through it and are still standing still and proud until today. That was the end of the book, so the true ending is indefinite. But that won't be the end of my blog, don't worry. There'll always be more books and more summaries, I can (almost) guarantee you that. Until the next post, then. Goodbye for now!