Hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident. One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing’s most brazen cyber attacks against the United States and highlights a failure of the Obama administration to press China on its persistent cyber attacks.
Comments: Why does the incompetence of this administration not surprise me?
Don't forget to thank the Clinton administration's relaxing of regulations keeping high tech computers out of Chinese hands. For no other reason than the Clinton's own givng natures, of course. Cough! (Loral) cough! (Kaffeklatch cash) Cough!
This had to have been an "inside job". There should be no way that a server in China could "physically" access our defense network otherwise. (The thumb drive attack on Iran's nuclear centrifuges is an example of an "inside job". Someone physically accessed a "legitimate" computer on their network.) In this case, someone had to physically attach a hardware "bridge" to permit access by a computer outside this "closed" network. Software hacking notwithstanding and beside the point. (This network was physically closed, wasn't it??????)
I need to add that radio uplink access to a military satellite would also come under "physical access". That prospect is even scarier. It would mean that the Chinese could hack anything that is tied into the satellites. As #8 indicates, that would constitute a war action on the level of our cracking the Japanese code in WWII.
I hope I'm not banned for posting again, but don't forget the drone that was downed ("meaconed"?) in Iran a few months ago. That drone was controlled by military satellites, and a bit of reverse engineering may have led to the physical "link". There also might have been more than we were told in the tail of the helicopter that crashed during the UBL raid in Abbottabad. There might also have been a mole at one of our bases in the ME. I'll stop now - too scary to think about this any further.
And let's not forget the news of Friday that said the Chinese hacked into and stole the blueprints for our entire country's electrical grids. I feel so secure knowing the government is in charge of our security.....
There is obviously an extremely dangerous breach of security in the Øbama regime. The terrorists in Libya knew exactly when and where to attack our embassy to capture and kill our ambassador. It was reported our ambassador was also viciously tortured before he was killed. Apparently there was some kind of big CIA operation going on in that embassy the terrorists knew about and may have been the true target of the attack.
We have had documented and undocumented Chinese pouring into this country for years now. Many find their way into tech jobs. I've worked with a few who are engineers. I wouldn't be surprised if some have passed their acquired knowledge back to Beijing.
Wow, just wow. How much incompetence and corruption needs to come out on Obama and this administration to wake up the media to the fact that if the United States goes down we ALL go down with it; not just us either, the world would erupt into chaos. I have never been more frightened in my entire life for the safety of my kids and grand kids as I am now. What will the future hold for them? This is more than an election, it is a matter of life and death for this nation. We must win or history will show that America was lost on our watch. Pardon my drama.
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O.S. Banker, 10/1/2012 8:15:55 AM (No. 8901590)
So let's speculate a bit. You are the head of China's Intelligence cyber unit. You have cracked yor way into this system. Do you: A) Do nothing and watch how they react? B) Cause the U.S. to launch a pre-emptive strike against Russia? C) Cause the U.S. to launch a first strike against a rural remote portion of China to justify retaliation? D) All the above in sequence to assure your sole domination of the world economically and militarily?
to touch on #12...they did do that..i saw that friday also....when it happens(and it will) it will take days before anyone is even aware that we are under assault...boy i wish i was amish..seriously..they may be the only ones to deal with the survival game...
I liked this part: "The WHMO arranges the president’s travel and also provides medical support and emergency medical services, according to the White House’s website." Did you ever stop to think that with what we owe China, THEY might want him out of office, just to protect THEIR interest? His medical records just might surface, or his travel could be "interrupted" , unexpectedly, natch.
With what we've seen of Ø's foreign security policies, why would anyone think his domestic security would be any better.
Homeland security? Nepolitano? She's recruiting amateur proctologists and perverts for airport security. She's advancing the regime into 'drunk driver' enforcement. But, where's Homeland Security on this one?
For the top defense computers, networks and various secure systems, there is supposed to be, in place, a plan to immediately change any and all access codes in the event that ANY breach has been made on any of the systems. It's done that way just to prevent anyone or any country to gain access and attempt to use the information against us. But, given the incompetence of this administration, I wonder if this was actually done.
With the leftist incompetents that 0bama has been promoting either the password was still ''password'' or 0bama put it in himself and it was "Ilove0bama.'' A little more of 0bama and this country will have no more military secrets.
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