Exposing Bulgaria's Involvement in Cold War Espionage - Who Stole the PC and Build a Fake Pro-Western Empire? - An OSINT Analysis

July 13, 2020 / Comments (0) / by Dancho Danchev

Dear blog readers,

I wanted to take the time and effort and personally present the "crown jewels" of my research into Bulgaria's involvement in Cold War Espionage in the context of writing and distributing computer viruses using educational institutions as a front-end to spread and disseminate computer viruses and actually participate in a variety of high-profile hacking phreaking and cracking project throughout the 90's perfectly fitting and violating the COCOM embargo imposed by the United States during the Cold War.

Sample SNA (Social Network Analysis) of key participants in Bulgaria's virii writing and hacking scene throughout the 90's:



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Sample Technical Collection keywords in terms of Bulgaria's Durzhavna Sigurnost Technical and Scientific Intelligence involvement in Cold War espionage activities:
  • БАНКА ЕЛЕКТРОНИКА
  • ДЗУ-АД
  • Супердиск -> Syquest
  • Гига Сторидж
  • ИНСИСТ
  • Монблан
  • ИНКО
  • Setron - Сетрон
  • Сетрик
  • Интертехнолоджи
  • Нихон медиа
  • Кейлок
  • Дукейс
  • Ей Ти Ел
  • Медизин
  • Инсист хендел
  • Дейта магнетикс
  • Икуалбизи
  • Ем Джи Елит холдинг
  • ДЗУ корпорейшън
  • Понт периферълс
  • Гига сторидж
  • Валтам електроник
Sample personally identifiable information for Vasil Kolev a.k.a ManiaX:
Personal Email: vasil@dobrich.net
Personal Web Site: https://vasil.ludost.net
Twitter account: https://twitter.com/krokodilerian


Sample personally identifiable information for Jordan Dimov:
Personal Email: jdimov@cigital.com
Personal Email: jdimov@nsegcorp.com
Personal Email: s3x3y1@gmail.com
Personal Email: jdimov@a115.co.uk
Personal Web site: http://jordan-dimov.com
Sample LinkedIn account: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jdimov
Sample Twitter account: https://twitter.com/jdimov
Google+ Account: https://plus.google.com/+JordanDimov/
Github account: https://github.com/a115



Sample Bulgaria-themed Virii BBS services throughout the 90's:
Virus Busters BBS
Pooh BBS
Tor_J BBS
BBS Crash
InnerSoft BBS
SF&F BBS
ToreNet BBS
Virus Busters BBS

Sample names of Bulgarian individuals known to have participated in Virii and Hacking and Phreaking groups:
Winnie The PooH
Darth Vader
NEKO
Assan Sharalan
The Head
Kenneth Zax
Buggy KoSir
TOSH
Heavy Metal
Miss Pritty Blond
dr.Hack
Doc Sharr
The Red Rat
white destroyer
DX-2-
Pesh0
De Head
NEKO
K.Zax
BuggyKosir
HHBeelzebub
KickRashev
DukeNinkassi
DarkMessiah
Grieg Gathlin
Doctor Sharralan
Red Rath
BubbleBroom
Соломон-Влахът
Мартин-Оркът
The Creater

Sample logo of Bulgaria's flagship Hacking/Phreaking/Cracking E-zine Phreedom:



Sample personal names of members of Bulgaria's flagship Hacking/Phreaking/Cracking E-zine group Phreedom:

ManiaX, EXo, IronCode, Solar Eclipse, Star Gruhtar, kay, General Failure

Sample personal names of members of Bulgaria's flagship Hacking/Phreaking/Cracking E-zine group Phreedom:
AcTuKa, Al'oholic, Angel_K, Aquila10, Aryan, AtilaXak, Atilla King, Avatar, BADBOY, ^Bad^, Bad Cluster, Bagerista, Balkana, be2to, Bebo, Beton, BigBoss, blurmind, BNN, Cama Casper, Chaikowsky, CHUSHKATA, |creep|, da Destroyer, Dark Doomer, Dark Lord, daNetizen, Defekt, darKmaster, DeathMan, Devil, Djoreto, DonBrasko, drJeckyll, Dragon, dusty, EDAC, Eggch0, Excessmind, Ezone, H@cK 3D, Fagin, FoX, FireBall, Fil FlyMan, Fufi, GinieG, GoodStuff, goro, Gotin, Goshino, gfury, HAHOHIHI, Humphree, Haz, Hitman, icho, Joal, JOJO, Joe_S, Joker, JJ, JonnyB, Joseph, JU140, K_MAN, |Kermit|, killer, kiLoS, King, George X, KiroCobeto, kornfan, Lara, Lanc, Du Lac Lord, Slaytanic, LudGidia, Lukav, MaStEr_R, Master of Magic, METALISTA, Mef, Mefisto, Mega, Megakiller, Mentor, Mighty Magyar, Mitrandir, MITKOMAN, Mixx, Mill a.k.a Millenium, MMM, MUTANT, NIKON, Ngoro, NULL_PTR, Reket, RinBP, RPM6, Ones, OSLEPEN, OvenDelon, Overlord, Paff, Pif, PhENoMeN, Pfloyd, {PLEVEN}, PoweRG, PyMeH, S, Sanga, sandoc, Santah, Sauron Mordorski, sasko, Sel, ShadowBG, SIB, Simon, SKELEPHON, SK8, Sk8Boy, Slunchice, Smokie, SnOOpY^, sonicman, SongBird, Stalker a.k.a. Stoma, Stinger, SuperTed, TAEKWONDO, Tangra, Fanatic, Temiuki, Daykatana, TheForce, The Saint, ThugLife, Tobyman, TonicMan, Tuj-to, TYPYK, Ultra Violet, Undertake, VADER, VeS, VIGOUR, vladun, VoodoRush, WildThing, Xterna, Xtreme, _Zaphod_, Zheel, BadSector, bullet, Chaos Maker, Microphobic, CVM, CyberManiac, DD, Dephlector - dephlector@yahoo.com, Dr.Fl1p Fl0p, EXo, F2F, FlyMan, Fufi, General Filure, h4ck3r, Hackman-KKND, Hipodilsky, IronCode, javA, Kambo, Kevin, Kay, Kevin, KoRn, Kosio Spirov, ManiaX, RealEnder, Skelephon, Solar Eclipse, SPiTE Master, Star Gruhtar, StereoMan, Tokata, VodooRush

Sample Varna Hacking Group team members:
CuMeOHoB
{MANIAC}
Maniac666
moni
schMatka - Email: schmatka@schmatka.org
xdm

Sample Varna Hacking Group personal information:
Personal Web site: http://vhg.itgo.com/cn1.html
Personal Email: vhg_xakepu@usa.net
Personal Email: webmaster@vhg.itgo.com

Sample network-based reconnaissance:
217.79.65.1 - router.schmatka.org
217.79.65.2 - schmatka.org

Personally identifiable information for Kosio Spirov primary author and founder of the Virus for You Bulgarian virii and hacking E-zine:

Email: kspirov@iname.com; kosio@bigfoot.com, kosio@spirov.com, k.spirov@usa.net
Address: 20 Tintyava Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Personal phone: +359 (2) 226361, 0889-777037
ICQ - 5309053
Birth date: July 09, 1973
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/konstantin.spirov.3
Personal Web Site: http://www.oocities.org/siliconvalley/peaks/9024/

Sample Bulgaria's Virus for You E-Zine contract information:
Email: vfu@fun.hawaii.net
Address: Hawaii Islands, PO Box 41

Sample personally identifiable photos of Kosio Spirov one of the primary authors and founders of Bulgaria's Virus for You virii writing and hacking E-zine throughout the 90's:















Sample personally identifiable information for Georgi Guninski:
Personal Email: guninski@guninski.com
Personal Email: gguninski@gmail.com
Personal Web Site: http://www.guninski.com/
Personal Web Site: https://j.ludost.net/

Sample personally identifiable photos of Georgi Guninski:


Sample personally identifiable information for Daniel Kalchev a.k.a Kohntark:
Twitter account: https://twitter.com/danielkalchev

Sample personally identifiable photos of Daniel Kalchev a.k.a Kohntark:


Sample Historical OSINT Analysis Photos of Key Figures of Bulgaria's glorious virii writing and hacking years circa the 90's:

















Sample Photos of Pravetz-16 - an IBM Clone:










Sample Photos of Veni Markovski:


Sample Photos of Kosio Spirov:



















Sample Personal Photos - hxxp://waleri.com





Sample Personal Photos of Dimitar Ganchev:



Stay tuned!