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Vatican Bank’s new excuse for their ongoing embezzlement (imnsho): “Russia”. Humorous if it didn’t make you cry.

That’s a screen shot of the opening email screen above. Below is the (slightly edited) text:

Città del Vaticano
08 aprile 2022

Avviso sulla Sicurezza Informatica.

Caro Cliente,

gli effetti della mutata situazione geopolitica e del conflitto in corso tra Russia e Ucraina hanno costretto
tutti gli operatori e i cittadini a considerare con maggiore attenzione la questione della sicurezza digitale
e ad alzare il livello di guardia verso le possibili intrusioni nei sistemi informatici.

Si tratta di un fenomeno che aveva già registrato un notevole incremento negli ultimi tempi e che è
cresciuto ulteriormente in conseguenza dei nuovi scenari generati dal conflitto, tanto in ambito
finanziario quanto in altri settori che interessano la nostra vita quotidiana (commercio, viabilità, salute,
istruzione…).

Anche per tale ragione l’Istituto per le Opere di Religione, che già opera con standard e livelli di sicurezza
digitale molto elevati, ha rafforzato i propri presidi informatici di difesa.

In questo contesto e per la sua tutela, le rinnoviamo l’invito a non rispondere ad eventuali richieste di
informazioni in merito ai suoi dati personali o ai suoi servizi finanziari.

Come lei ben sa, non è prassi del personale del nostro Istituto richiede telefonicamente o via email
l’invio di dati sensibili o di codici.

Qualora avesse anche solo il sospetto di una possibile intrusione nei suoi profili digitali non esiti a
contattarci

Indirizzo email: [/////]

Indirizzo di posta: [/////]

per verificare ed eventualmente reagire prontamente per proteggere il suo patrimonio.

La barriera di difesa dei suoi dati si completa solo attraverso una collaborazione costante tra lei e il
nostro staff, a cui la invitiamo a segnalare ogni eventuale tentativo sospetto di appropriazione dei suoi
riferimenti sensibili.

Grazie in anticipo per la collaborazione.

Restiamo a sua completa disposizione e non esiti a contattarci per ogni eventuale chiarimento o
segnalazione su quanto sopra esposto.


Google translate for your convenience:

Information Security Notice.

Dear Customer,

the effects of the changed geopolitical situation and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine have forced all operators and citizens to consider the issue of digital security with greater attention
and to raise the level of guard against possible intrusions into computer systems.

This is a phenomenon which had already registered a significant increase in recent times and which has
grown further as a result of the new scenarios generated by the conflict, both in the financial sector and in other sectors that affect our daily life (commerce, roads, health, education…).

For this reason too, the Institute for Works of Religion [IOR], which already operates with very high standards and levels of digital security, has strengthened its IT defense systems.

In this context and for your protection, we renew the invitation not to respond to any requests for
information regarding your personal data or financial services.

As you well know, it is not the practice of the staff of our Institute to request the sending of sensitive data or codes by phone or email.

If you have even the suspicion of a possible intrusion into your digital profiles, do not hesitate to contact us Email address: [/////]
Mail address: [/////]
to verify and possibly react promptly to protect your assets.

The barrier of defense of your data is completed only through a constant collaboration between you and our staff, to which we invite you to report any suspected attempt of appropriation of your sensitive references.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

We remain at your complete disposal and do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification or report on the above.


That would be right. The old double reverse:

  • “We’re the government, and we’re here to help you. There are electronic phishing schemes from which we want to protect you, so, just please electronically send us all your personal details and codes and it’ll all be good, because we never otherwise electronically ask for your personal details and codes as we have throughout the years, you know, because we’re nice!”

This is all CYA in my opinion. This is blaming the victim in my opinion. If what is said is true, then they’ve been hacked and run by “Russia! Russia! Russia!” (as Tucker would say) for very many years indeed, long before Pope Benedict XVI abdicated, really a long time before Putin seriously thought about invading Ukraine.

The IOR (Vatican Bank) have been asking me – electronically – for my personal details and codes and such for all those years. Way back in the day I asked for confirmation from a friend in the Holy See as to the legitimacy of this request. He went to the IOR, “Vatican Bank”, for me to do just this. All legit, he reported. That was years and years ago. Since I still didn’t trust this reporting (sorry), I called the IOR a number of times and had extended conversations with any number of high-up officials. It was all legit, all the accusations of money laundering and the financing of international terrorism to as to force the electronic sending of personal details and codes, you know, to avoid the confiscation of account by IOR. A number of times more recently IOR tried this B.S. again and again. And then, hilariously, the IAS (IFRS) hinted to me about their oversight of the shenanigans of the IOR. Don’t forget, there’s a trial that’s ongoing about weirdnesses regarding hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars that involves the IOR. Who can the Vatican blame when monies of accounts disappear? Putin! Pfft.

I’ve given up on recovering my two accounts at the IOR long ago. I figure that they’re likely stealing as much money as possible and squirreling it all away before all their B.S. hits the fan.

But maybe I’m wrong about all this. Maybe they’re just not thinking clearly. Maybe I’m not. But none of this adds up: “Send us all your details and codes electronically because we forbid you to enter into Vatican City because of Covid. We’ve asked you to do this electronically for years and years and years, which is why we say that we never ask for that information electronically! And we are continuing to accuse you of money laundering and the financing of international terrorism as we always have so as to force you to cooperate in our embezzling of your accounts. So, there! Take that dear client.”

That actually sounds like a confession to me.

Oh. I forgot. IOR already has all my personal details and codes. So, they don’t need to do this double-reverse phishing. That’s a clever phishing scheme indeed. “We already have all your details and codes so send us your details and codes electronically now so that we can protect you from recent phishing schemes to get your details and codes electronically.”

Yep.

And it’s all done though the domains of Vatican City State “Holy See.” Let’s see…

Hey! Maybe this is a low-level employee at IOR who has no access to the data bases other than email addresses of clients, you know, to send out Christmas and Easter greetings, and he’s phishing for the rest. With some help of the Vatican postal service, it’s all easy peasy. You only need to cash in on a few “dead” accounts, and then run.

Putin is just a scapegoat.

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Vatican Bank VIRTUS® IAS Money-Launderer & Terrorist Fr Byers: Timeline. To laugh & to cry

The other day I put up a post surmising what a visitor to this blog from the Holy See was perusing for eight and a half minutes, necessarily settling on UPDATE: VIRTUS® same-sex porn encouragement? That would be right. I think I’m correct on that, with the reasons why piling up… So, I’ve taken that post down and this is the rewrite.

It was Father Gordon J. MacRae who first alerted me to some weird hits from the Holy See over on his blog. This is all I saw at first glance (sorry about the screen-shot from the phone):

So, just some guy, thought I, over in the Holy See who googled yours truly over at Father Gordon J. MacRae’s blog, beyondthesestonewalls. Whatever. Then he went to Father Gordon’s Home page and his About page, all in one minute 15 seconds. I wondered if this guy also checked out my blog. If he did, he would have seen the VIRTUS® post up top the first page.

I figured this might be someone in the Holy See implicated by what I had written. I can name names. But, whatever. Boring.

But the angels were at work, as always. I was then informed that the URL of that post on VIRTUS® encouraging showing porn to minors was sent out to secular authorities. Because of various legal, political, financial relationships, that URL also had to makes it’s way from those to whom it was originally sent to ecclesiastical authorities, surely both here and across the pond. But, again, whatever. My attitude was: let’s see what happens. Just to say, I’m guessing that this will intensify in the next days, with more secular authorities becoming involved, those who have some bite, and with Church authorities on the run.

I don’t know why, but I went back to those stats. Maybe there’s something I missed. The guy went to the tag on my name https://beyondthesestonewalls.com/posts/tag/Father+George+David+Byers and, scrolling down that page, probably opened two of the posts coming up with that tag by way of a right-mouse-click menu:

If only you knew those not named but who are involved. But that might be coming.

But wait, thought I. Let me drill down into the detailed view:

Usually, it’s just some generic domain in Vatican City State. I’ve never seen this before: “ias.va“. That must be something financial. Was that the same over on my blog?

Time to go to investopedia for a summary:

  • “International Accounting Standards (IAS) are older accounting standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), an independent international standard-setting body based in London. The IAS were replaced in 2001 by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).”

Yes, well, ias.va is just the name of the domain they reserved decades ago for those independently working the IAS standards in this tiny nation-state. They’re not going to rename the domain just because the standards themselves are now called IFRS. No one does that. If they were that persnickety, they might want to update their Windows 7 to something like, I don’t know, Linux. I’m no techy, but I do know that this is typical of the Vatican: yesterday’s technology tomorrow.

But let’s review some points long-time readers are familiar with:

  • For quite some time now, I.O.R. (Vatican Bank) has been sending me various communications informing me that I’m being investigated for money laundering and the funding of terrorism. I’m not so sure that this was based on the activities of IAS, that is, IFRS. As longtime readers know, I’ve been sending IOR snarky replies, calling them out on being discourteous, baiting them to provide me with more information. They actually changed their ways and means each time according to my indications. I’m impressed. While that discourteousness surely was sent to all clients (and I do have two small dormant bank accounts at Vatican Bank), I have to wonder what the insistence was about. Was it about temporarily discrediting me concerning the next points?
  • As all y’all know, the judge in “The Trial” over in the Vatican has, just in these last days, thrown out nine objections of ex-“Cardinal” Giovanni Angelo Becciu, and so the trial is going forward. There are hundreds of millions of dollars in question. This is all extremely embarrassing for everything financial in the Vatican. These hits from IAS (IFRS) came in just as “The Trial” is resuming.
  • It was mid-August 2018 when Archbishop Viganò complained about now ex-“Cardinal” Theodore McCarrick. Apart from that, by way of another situation involving McCarrick, just weeks later, in early-mid September 2018, I headed over to Rome to have a letter put into the hands of Pope Francis, still sealed, bypassing the Nunciature, bypassing the Secretariat of State, bypassing the Pontifical Family. What I did hurt the activities of McCarrick extremely severely. People tell me that was bad for those wanting personal vengeance on him, but let’s put that in perspective with his activities in China, which had to stop. In doing this, I made untold enemies, also with many in high finance. By the way, McCarrick and Becciu were good friends. With McCarrick gone, all bets are off for the survival of the rest.
  • I bet those at IAS (IFRS), being independent, are sick of the lavender mafia running everything into the ground. I bet they were cheering on the former head of intel and security and law enforcement who was fired by Francis the moment he was about to make arrests of those involved. I had met with him…
  • Oh! And wait! There’s more! ;-) I just now, four days later, bothered to look at the timeline of the judge’s 90 minute decision against the ten defendants, including “Cardinal” Becciu, McCarrick’s friend, and the hits on Father Gordon J. MacRae’s blog and mine. The judge’s decision was read out late Tuesday morning, March 1, 2022. Then it was lunch time. Lot’s of interesting conversations over lunch, I bet. One of those was surely with a few people doing financial investigations at IAS (IFRS). The second they got back to their computers, they took stock of the situation with named hits (which is quite impossible).

Let me explain. Those at IAS (IFRS) are professional, independent investigators using the internet, a lot. They know how it works. They’re like any other high-end intel crowd, say, the FBI or CIA or NSA, whatever. They know exactly what they are doing. You will never see such people using such a domain leaving their footprints all over multiple blogs of civilians providing motive of their activities unless they want you to see them at work. Have they successfully baited this response out of me. Sure. I thank them for the opportunity. And encourage them to continue. A message to them: All y’all are on the right path.

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