When the government is the one openly committing the crime, and contracting with the criminal elements to carry out the crime, where do you go? Whether you are Democrat, Republican or Libertarian this should DISTURB YOU!
The Canadian hacker who infiltrated the Crowdfunding website GiveSendGo has been identified as Aubrey Cottle, also known as Kirtaner. Cottle is a left-wing extremist who took credit for the hack in a TikTok proclamation where he bragged about his success. After retrieving all the donor files then began sharing the data files with media in Canada and RCMP officials so the government and media could work together to target the donors for retaliation under the federal Emergency Act, as deployed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
GiveSendGo founder Jacob Wells said the cyberattack and rapid dissemination of the donor files shows a deliberate, “well-orchestrated,” and politically motivated doxing effort, where the hacker closely coordinated his efforts with the Canadian government and state media. Wells plans to file criminal charges against Aubrey Cottle; however, the fact that government officials coordinated with the hacker does not leave many avenues despite the illegal nature of the events.
Canadian state media CTV and CBC have been using the hacked data (provided by Cottle) to dox the donors of the funding effort in order to assist the Canadian government with seizure of their bank accounts, loans, mortgage accounts, retirement accounts, 401k financial accounts and insurance accounts. As noted by the CBC, “Using powers granted under the Emergencies Act, the federal government has directed banks and other financial institutions to stop doing business with people associated with the anti-vaccine mandate convoy occupying the nation’s capital.
Canadian CTV Journalist John Woodward has been one person publicly promoting the lists of donors on his twitter account, uploaded the illegally hacked data onto spread sheets, and then written stories about his findings via his illegal use of the unlawful files. Toronto CTV is bragging about using the data to track down and then publicize the names of the donors.
Included in the hacked list CTV outlines, “Director of Communications for Ontario, Marion Isabeau-Ringuette is among several government staffers and associates under scrutiny after their names or identifying information were found in a pair of leaks of some 100,000 donations to American crowdfunding website GiveSendGo. As noted by CBC, once the targets are identified, “banks will be working with law enforcement to determine who should be “de-banked”.
If all of this sounds incredibly unnerving, that would be the point. The hardline leftists in Canada are going all in on this effort, because their leadership, Justin Trudeau, has created a position where attacking Canadian opposition groups is the only option. Trudeau has demonized and Alinsky’d the protest movement and vowed never to meet with them under any conditions.
The official position from the Trudeau administration is that these protestors are violent right-wing extremists and Nazi sympathizers who have attempting to take down the Canadian government. Trudeau is working closely on messaging and tactical approach with his leftist allies in the United States. The same people who organized the January 6th extremist narrative in DC, are the ones giving Trudeau the advice on how to frame the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. It is the same playbook.
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is the face of the government response. He said the triggering of the Emergency Act has created, “authorities now in force and they’re being used. It’s incredibly important that we follow the money,” Mendicino stated. A spokesperson for the Canadian Bankers Association, the industry group that represents 60 domestic and foreign banks, said its members will “follow all applicable laws and regulations” but it doesn’t anticipate too much disruption.
“All financial service providers, including banks, covered by the federal Emergencies Act will need to diligently implement the required measures, as stipulated by the government in the corresponding emergency economic measures order, which are not expected to impact the vast majority of customers,” the spokesperson said.
Jessica Davis, president of Insight Threat Intelligence and a former CSIS strategic analyst, said these measures are likely to put “a lot of financial pressure” on the people organizing this protest. With access to bank accounts and credit cards and other financial instruments suspended, protesters won’t be able to pay for things like hotel and fuel bills and the costs associated with their street parties and other activities. Because the organizers of this protest have been so public about their participation on social media, “banks won’t have a hard time identifying who these people are,” Davis said. “These measures will have an immediate financial impact,” she added. Over the longer term, Davis said, it may be hard for some of the truckers participating to ever find work again because they could lack the necessary insurance to operate a big rig. “Paying bills, paying rent and any kind of day-to-day financial transaction can be stopped for people who are part of the protest movement,” she said.
There may also be some “unintended consequences” from frozen accounts, such as suspended alimony and child support payments, Davis said. “It’s going to be very difficult for them.” Banks have been granted immunity against legal action in the event of disputes over whether someone should have been denied financial services. – Sundance 2/17/22