Skip to comments.White House Hack Attack
Posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:03 PM PDT by tapatio
Hackers linked to Chinas government broke into one of the U.S. governments 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.
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Is that pompous sh** going to blame this on Bush also? I bet he will.
So? OBama would never use nukes. He would bow and apologize to the enemy as the coward he is.
What kind of source is this? Never heard of the Washington Free Beacon. Who are these guys?
Bill Gertz is legit. Longtime national security guy with Washington Times. Sounds like they need to pass a bill that infringes some more on law abiding citizens.
Exactly what this is. Unreal. This guy get’s more convenient “incidents” to help advance his cause.
Of course he got caught in Fast and Furious. Probably in the process of getting caught with Bengazi-gate.
I still don’t believe that drill rig blew up on accident and I sure has heck don’t believe he wasn’t sitting on Bin Laden.
I don’t care. Fit me for tin foil. This admin is so easy to ready its scary.
Did he fumble the football ?
Media says “but how about Romney’s 47% remark!”
Things were compromised back then. This is just a continuation.
Hope there is a heartfelt apology sent to Bejing tomorrow.
His Greatness is preparing an apology right now.
The Chinese hackers can break into the Pentagon and get our launch codes, but don’t worry, they’ll never breech top secret 0bama campaign information.
Wouldn’t in a real world be considered an act of war? While no one died, the attempt to take out our primary retaliatory communications system would be comparable IMO to removing the Pacific Fleet as an obstacle to Japan’s southern offensive in 1941.
On Saturday morning, according to people briefed on what happened, a squadron of ICBMs suddenly dropped down into what's known as "LF Down" status, meaning that the missileers in their bunkers could no longer communicate with the missiles themselves. LF Down status also means that various security protocols built into the missile delivery system, like intrusion alarms and warhead separation alarms, were offline. In LF Down status, the missiles are still technically launch-able, but they can only be controlled by an airborne command and control platform like the Boeing E-6 NAOC "Kneecap" aircraft, E-4B NAOC aircraft or perhaps the TACAMO fleet, which is primarily used to communicate with nuclear submarines. Had the country been placed on a higher state of nuclear alert, those platforms would be operating automatically because the frequencies used to transmit nuclear codes would be interfacing with separate systems, according to officials.
According to the official, engineers believe that a launch control center computer (LCC), responsible for a package of at least five missiles, usually ten of them, began to "ping" out of sequence, resulting in a surge of "noise" through the system. The LCCs interrogate each missile in sequence, so if they begin to send signals out when they're not supposed to, receivers on the missiles themselves will notice this and send out error codes.
Since LCCs ping out of sequence on occasion, missileers tried quick fixes. But as more and more missiles began to display error settings, they decided to take off-line all five LCCs that the malfunctioning center was connected to. That left 50 missiles in the dark. The missileers then restarted one of the LCCs, which began to normally interrogate the missile transceiver. Three other LCCs were successfully restarted. The suspect LCC remains off-line.
(not sure if this is physical security or computer security)
Strategerist: Mods locked the other Thread before I could reply. Thanks for your explanation. It wasn't his political leanings that have impressed me as much as I had assumed he has dependable sources who have trusted his integrity as a journalist. He reports on subjects few other journalists will (or can).
They don’t think, they know that most people haven’t the slightest clue how the internet works.
Ever since Nixon, we have not truly treated China as an enemy, yet they act like one at every turn. This country is swarming with Chinese spies, and no one in govt seems to care.