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White House Hack Attack
freebeacon. ^ | September 30, 2012 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:03 PM PDT by tapatio

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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billgertz; chinesecyberattack; cyberattack; nationalsecurityfail; nuclearfootball; obamasfault

1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:06 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: tapatio

Is that pompous sh** going to blame this on Bush also? I bet he will.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:05:24 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: tapatio

So? OBama would never use nukes. He would bow and apologize to the enemy as the coward he is.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 6:05:48 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: tapatio
All the more reasons we need BOs strong leadership on cyber security. He needs to get that cyber Exec order out!!!!


4 posted on 09/30/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tapatio

What kind of source is this? Never heard of the Washington Free Beacon. Who are these guys?


5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:09:04 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

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.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 6:13:24 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: tapatio
Just WOW! Was our launch capability compromised? Hope there is a heartfelt apology sent to Bejing tomorrow.
7 posted on 09/30/2012 6:22:09 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
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To: driftdiver

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.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: tapatio
GREETINGS PROFESSOR FALKEN.

Cheers!

9 posted on 09/30/2012 6:59:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: tapatio

Did he fumble the football ?


10 posted on 09/30/2012 7:00:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: tapatio

Media says “but how about Romney’s 47% remark!”


11 posted on 09/30/2012 7:01:33 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tapatio
Loss of power at a missile base and the computer network security system down for a few hours.... when was that, two years ago? I will search for info in the archives about it.

Things were compromised back then. This is just a continuation.

12 posted on 09/30/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: Captain7seas

Hope there is a heartfelt apology sent to Bejing tomorrow.


His Greatness is preparing an apology right now.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 7:04:42 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tapatio

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.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: driftdiver
The EO control over cyber security over the public sector internet ?

But what happened there ( even though they will try to connect this incident to the public sector internet ) should be a internal security breach, it has nothing to do with the public sector network of the internet.
Do they actually think that people think that the Pentagon and the White House with sensitive military communications communicate over the public sector network of the internet ?

15 posted on 09/30/2012 7:11:01 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: txnuke

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.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 7:11:28 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: All
DOD:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/10/failure-shuts-down-squadron-of-nuclear-missiles/65207/

October 2010:

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.

NASA:

http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-11-19/network-security-breaches-plague-nasa

DOE, 2012:

(not sure if this is physical security or computer security)

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/sep/28/doe-moves-terminate-wsis-y-12-contract-latest-fall/?partner=popular

17 posted on 09/30/2012 7:12:25 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: Strategerist; penelopesire; Eagles6
The following thread was locked for being a dupe. It has some interesting posts.

White House Hack Attack

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).

18 posted on 09/30/2012 7:14:02 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

They don’t think, they know that most people haven’t the slightest clue how the internet works.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 7:15:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tapatio

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.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: txnuke

The Chinese are working on this 24 hours a day, every day.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Captain7seas
Was our launch capability compromised?

That we will not know for a certainty until we need to use it.

22 posted on 09/30/2012 7:28:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1349 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: tapatio

Luckily, we have the Ancient outpost in Antarctica as a back-up. Darn, I miss that show...


23 posted on 09/30/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: tapatio

Of course ...this is why the Won needs to be able to flip a switch and shut down the Internet....../s


24 posted on 09/30/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: tapatio

Thank goodness they didn’t hack the mail server that sends out the daily Beg-Mail asking for $3 or $5. Then we’d really be up S##t Creek.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: CommieCutter
Sounds more like someone intentionally left the gate open.
A white house mole ?
26 posted on 09/30/2012 7:31:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: CommieCutter
Another Obama Administration scandal brewing ?
How would this scandal be named ?
Football gate ? Security gate ?
27 posted on 09/30/2012 7:33:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: driftdiver

Even small multiplicities have private closed networks that they communicate between offices and government services.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: driftdiver
Unless someone in the White Hut intentionally breathed it, now that would be more believable.
Someone left the gate open...
Football Gate ? Security Gate ? and in the scope of things how would this scandal be compared to LibyaGate ? BenghaziGate ?
If this does not give Congress pause to stop and think and investigate this, then all of them are asleep at the helm.
29 posted on 09/30/2012 7:42:43 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Alter Kaker

BG’s the Man


30 posted on 09/30/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: Alter Kaker

BG’s the Man


31 posted on 09/30/2012 7:44:28 PM PDT by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: Alter Kaker

BG’s the Man


32 posted on 09/30/2012 7:44:32 PM PDT by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: grumpygresh
Or perhaps ? Chinese hackers with a little help from the inside, a mole in the White Hut ? maybe ? or someone thinking it's a video game playing war games ?

Now if the press and the media had more journalistic integrity then perhaps people would not run wild with speculations and the truth would be known.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 7:46:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mo
" Of course ...this is why the Won needs to be able to flip a switch and shut down the Internet....../s "

But ? the lied to and spoon feed sheeple by the main stream media have no clue that this White Hut military security breach incident by the Chinese hackers has NOTHING to do with any part of the world wide internet that is public sector and that the White Hut and the Pentagon's communications is over a secure private network.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: CommieCutter

Huzzah!! You’re the first person to agree with me that the oil platform was sabotaged. To me, it’s crystal clear.

Save me some tinfoil.


35 posted on 09/30/2012 8:13:20 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: thouworm

To: Eagles6

Real deal, or false flag to push the 0ne’s EO for ‘cybersecurity’?

2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:10:40 PM PDT by thescourged1 [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]

To: thescourged1

Real deal,or false flag to push the 0ne’s EO for ‘cybersecurity’?

Pushing for the E.O. just prior to our Presidential election would be my bet.

5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:17:00 PM PDT by Ron H.

Above is a couple of posts from the locked thread.

I think its not a false flag.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 8:14:12 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: tapatio

Those computers are supposed to be on a totally separate network with no connection to the “outside world”.


37 posted on 09/30/2012 8:14:52 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: EggsAckley

I last said it was over a month ago.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2920857/posts?page=31#9


38 posted on 09/30/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: tapatio

Starting false flag scenario #2...


39 posted on 09/30/2012 8:51:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: EggsAckley
Save me some tinfoil.

Mine's from costco - I'll share.

40 posted on 09/30/2012 9:05:13 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
" Those computers are supposed to be on a totally separate network with no connection to the “outside world”. "

Disclaimer:
( If the press and the media did their jobs and had more journalistic integrity then people would not wildly speculate )

Barack Obama " The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are those with something to hide. "

And just think ? we were told that this would be the most transparent and open administration ever...


Unless someone or some group of people in the White Hut helped the Chinese hackers open the gate for this security breach, more than likely it was a inside job.
Motive ? to use as a excuse to shut down the public sector network of the internet.

What could be the name of this national security security scandal by this Administration ? ?

Fumble the Footballgate ?
Help the Chinese hackers from the White Hut gate ?
StupidGate ?
Gate wide open gate ?
41 posted on 09/30/2012 10:09:25 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: thouworm; Strategerist; penelopesire; Travis McGee

“Unrestricted Warfare”


42 posted on 09/30/2012 10:15:27 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: 2CAVTrooper; All

“classified computer systems were compromised in the past using several methods. They include the insertion of malicious code through a contaminated compact flash drive; a breach by a trusted insider, as in the case of the thousands of classified documents leaked to the anti-secrecy web site Wikileaks; and through compromised security encryption used for remote access to secured networks, as occurred with the recent compromise involving the security firm RSA and several major defense contractors.”

So it is irrelevant and obvious that the WHMO is not connected to the Internet. They would not be that dumb.


43 posted on 09/30/2012 10:30:05 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Strategerist
I have no actual independent knowledge of this incident, but this article is written in such a way that it’s very likely exaggerating what was compromised, based on Gertz’s M.O.

Since the other thread is locked, I will reply here. You have no knowledge but your personal speculation is good enough, and you point out on the other thread that the Navy said Gertz was wrong about submarines in the GoM, so he must be wrong about this too.

44 posted on 10/01/2012 2:05:18 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Yes and nearly every one of those govt workers has internet access. Even secure federal govt networks have connections to the internet, not all but many.

The govt doesn’t follow its own rules regarding computer security.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 2:46:14 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: thouworm

That is kinda my read on Gertz too. He has some excellent sources in the military and intelligence apparatus. I definately would trust him over anything that came out of this White House. They are demonstrable liars.


46 posted on 10/01/2012 5:14:13 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: firebrand

Ah yes the flash drive found in the Pentagon parking lot...

I remember that.

Then that little freak bradley manning who should have already faced a firing squad instead of getting his three hots and a cot.

“So it is irrelevant and obvious that the WHMO is not connected to the Internet. They would not be that dumb.”

When it comes to nukes, both the AF and Navy take the matters very seriously. And being that the breach happened in the White House, and with the current administration’s known hatred of the military and this country in general it would not surprise me one bit that someone from the administration could have done something to allow outside access.


47 posted on 10/01/2012 8:58:36 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

As others have pointed out, the Chinese are constantly trying to attack our computers. There were two major attacks—in 2003 and in 2006. Titan Rain and Shady RAT, presumed to be initiated by China.


48 posted on 10/01/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: tapatio

Saw the headline and thought Jay Carney had finally lost it.


49 posted on 10/01/2012 10:40:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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