Before I begin, a hat tip to TheBigOldDog, Zatvornik, and Anglojibwe. Also, I’ll address recent “drama” at the END of this article. For now, I want to get right into this:
It started with a tip off…
And a question…
Who are the Silent Ones?
Turns out, QAnon had mentioned them before, all the way back in the early days, at Qdrop #97.
To this date, Q would not bring up the term again. This is the only time it ever appeared in his drops. And at the time, no one had any clue what it meant.
And when I say no one, I mean literally no one. Anons largely just… skimmed by this phrase – myself included. Go back and run a search on the term on all the old research threads and you’ll find next to nothing… and I think for good reason…
The term wasn’t public yet.
Even today, trying to search for the term won’t yield much. You might find a few scattered tweets if you’re lucky, but even then, you’ll still be left in the dark as to who or what #theSilentOnes are.
But after seeing this particular tweet, I had to know. If this account was tweeting about The Silent Ones in relation to #Spygate… and Q had mentioned “The Silent Ones” all the way back in 2017… I suddenly needed answers.
In a surprise move Wednesday, Giuseppe Conte, the prime minister of Italy, fired the top management of three Italian intelligence agencies. The move is being seen as the Conte government’s response to the previous government’s coordinated surveillance activity with U.S. intelligence official…
In a surprise move Wednesday, Giuseppe Conte, the prime minister of Italy, fired the top management of three Italian intelligence agencies.
The move is being seen as the Conte government’s response to the previous government’s coordinated surveillance activity with U.S. intelligence officials during the 2016 U.S. election.
PM @GiuseppeConteIT has suddenly requested resignations from 6 deputy directors of Italian intelligence agencies: DIS, AISI and AISE.
Partito Democratico replies: “it’s a regime”, but in Rome, everybody knows its’ all about SpyGate and Trump sabotage.
As revealed by La Repubblica , the Conte government has requested that four deputy directors – two from the Information Security Department (Dis), one from the External Security Information Agency (AISE) and the other from the Internal Security Information Agency (Aisi) – voluntarily resign.
In fact, underlines La Repubblica , a complete reset, excluding the directors – two of whom have already been appointed by this government – of the entire top-level framework of our Services.
There are six, in total, free seats at the top of the Services that the majority must have been parting for some time: in fact, in addition to the four who resigned, there is the vacant one in Aise after the appointment of Luciano Carta at the top of the Agency and that of Vincenzo Delle Femmine, deputy director of the Aisi retired from June.
And so, I contacted the man who suddenly seemed everywhere, and who seemed to know an awful lot about what was going on, one Giulio Occhionero.
The revelations that unraveled as a result of that conversation is nothing short of stunning, literally unfolding a whole ‘nother chapter of #Spygate before our very eyes, and I’m here to bring those findings to you, here today. I know I’m usually synthesis and analysis when I write. I’d call my brand of writing more akin to editorial, than actual journalism… but in a #NEONREVOLT first, I think we’re actually breaking news here in America for the first time that hasn’t really been seen anywhere else. As Q has told us, “You are the news now,” and I’ve tried to take that to heart as I’ve intensified my own investigatory efforts over the recent weeks. I told my readers on Gab that this would need to be sent to Jim Hoft and Brian Cates ASAP, and I’m not joking about that. I’ll rely on you guys to tweet this out to them, since I’m permabanned from Twitter – because the world needs to see what I’m about to show you here today.
But first, some background. The first thing you need to know is that Mr. Occhionero was previously arrested in early 2017, along with his sister Francesca Maria, and imprisoned for about a year on hacking charges:
The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy. The siblings have been planting the Pyramid Eye remote access Trojan on computers using a spear-phishing technique over several years, according to the arrest order
The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy.
The siblings have been planting the Pyramid Eye remote access Trojan on computers using a spear-phishing technique over several years, according to the arrest order.
They attacked at least 18,000 high-profile targets, including former Prime Ministers Matteo Renzi and Mario Monti, President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi, as well as employees and heads of various ministries including Internal Affairs, Treasury, Finance and Education.
Also attacked were members of the Parliament and the Bank of Italy, Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and several members of the Freemasons, an organization where Giulio Occhionero belonged as grand master in a Roman chapter. At least 1,700 of the attacks appear to have been successful.
Police investigations netted email passwords, 1,137 credentials for compromised PCs and a trove of 87GB of data spread across a network of several command-and-control and backup servers and computers in Italy and the U.S.
The Italian Postal Police obtained assistance from the FBI in seizing and monitoring the U.S. portion of the server infrastructure. Giulio Occhionero has a master’s degree in nuclear engineering, is a founder of the Malta-based quantitative financial analysis firm Westlands Securities, and is also a software developer with several certifications. He allegedly modified and developed new features for the Pyramid Eye malware and maintained the network of servers and mailboxes used to collect exfiltrated data.
Elements in the code, such as the MailBee.NET.dll library license key that Occhionero acquired in his own name from the U.S.-based software developer Afterlogic, as well as C&C server IP addresses shared by websites publicly connected to him, allowed Italian police to identify and put him under close surveillance last August.
During the surveillance, Occhionero was probably informed about the ongoing investigation and started deleting data on his servers. The activity, however, was closely observed by police, probably using a state-controlled Trojan: The arrest order lists screenshots and WhatsApp chats as sources, and this type of evidence cannot be obtained with simple communications eavesdropping, noted computer forensics expert Matteo Flora, in a Vlog.
The combination of an industrial-scale surveillance network operating across international borders for years, along with amateurish blunders — like the use of a personally licensed Dll to develop malware and shared IPs for both legitimate and criminal activities — is one of the most puzzling aspects of the case. Other questions have arisen as well: How could the two suspects, with possibly limited hacking skills, carry on a massive espionage operation on high-profile government targets without being detected for at least four years?
ComputerWorld then speculates:
Judging by the targets, mostly in financial and Freemason environments, the two probably wanted to use the obtained information to gain insider information for Westland Securities’ business and raise Giulio Occhionero’s profile in the Freemasons. Giulio and Francesca Maria Occhionero’s lawyers denied any wrongdoing, asserting that the server network was only used for business purposes.
However, Frederico Punzi, writing in The Atlantico, would later inform us:
But there is another case that could place the origins of Russiagate in Italy, in Rome. It’s the EyePyramid case, the name attributed by the malware investigators with whom Giulio and Francesca Maria Occhionero would have hacked thousands of email accounts and PCs to spy in practice all the Italian political and economic world, and snatch more information. Among the accounts targeted, you will remember, those of politicians, institutions, ministries, corporations and public bodies. Among the victims of the close-up of the attacks, succeeded or tempted, stand out the then President of the Council, Matteo Renzi, Senator Mario Monti, ECB President Mario Draghi, Cardinal Ravasi. In July 2018, the two were convicted at first instance for abusive access to computer systems (no further development in regards to the parallel proceeding of the more serious crime of obtaining news concerning State secrets), but they continue to proclaim themselves innocent and, indeed, denounce being victims of a plot against them.
Occhionero complained to the Prosecutor of the Republic of Perugia and wrote to the U.S. Congress and the FBI. In fact, there are a number of contradictions and suspicious circumstances in the case.
Then there was the strange question that Maurizio Mazzella (a friend of Giulio is accused of aiding) said he had heard during a search on the morning of 9 January 2017… “Who is your contact in the Trump campaign?”
This was asked on the same day of the arrest of Occhionero by Agents of the CNAIPIC (National Anti-Crime Center for the protection of critical computer infrastructure) of the Politzia Postale (State Police).
The question wasn’t notable at the time it happened, but in the following months, in light of the developments of Russiagate, it immediately sprang back to mind, along with the interest shown by agents for Guilio’s activities and relationships in the United States. Occhionero, who does not conceal Republican sympathies, has asked the chief prosecutor of Rome, Giuseppe Pignatone, for an account without receiving clarification for now. It was then in January 2017, at the end of the inauguration of the new U.S. president, in the midst of the campaign of leaks reported by American newspapers on Russiagate. On January 10 the site BuzzFeed published the Steele dossier. In Italy, that same day, for not informing his superiors of the investigation, the director of the postal police Roberto Di Legami was removed from his office(the TAR [Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale] of Lazio would then have accepted its appeal), which among other things was consulted by Guardian for an article on the Occhionero case, which then came out on January 10.
(This is a computer-generated translation, with a fair amount of editing by me, to make it more understandable in English [inasmuch as I was able to understand it], so hopefully my Italian is passable and I got it right. I’ll let you know when I’m translating anything myself. Also, emphasis is mine as well)…..
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