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White House Hack Attack
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2012 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 09/30/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by Eagles6

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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1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:07:42 PM PDT by Eagles6
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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
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To: Eagles6; neverdem; SunkenCiv; Cindy; LucyT; decimon; freedumb2003; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...
*PING*

Thanks, Eagles6.

3 posted on 09/30/2012 6:11:29 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: Eagles6

phffttt, all they had to do was ask, barry would have told them sorry he didn’t give it to them sooner.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 6:14:11 PM PDT by sunny48
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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. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Eagles6

Someone tell the DOD and FBI! Tea Party and Vetern domestic terrorists have evaded TSA’s perverts, flown to China and attacked Homeland inSecurity’s computers!


6 posted on 09/30/2012 6:17:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Eagles6

Rest assured, America. The Obama administration is working feverishly to figure out how...

...to make this Mitt Romney’s fault.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 6:20:01 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Eagles6

White House too busy spying on Americans on the Internet to worry about China.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 6:20:47 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, safety is off.)
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To: Eagles6

White House spokesmen had no immediate comment on the cyber attack, or on whether President Obama was notified of the incident.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 6:21:08 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Nachum; STARWISE; onyx; hoosiermama; SE Mom; thouworm

Major breech ping! Our nuclear codes and all presidential communications to name a few. Apparently Obama hasn’t answered this 3:00 am phone call either! Happened earlier this month yet:

“White House spokesmen had no immediate comment on the cyber attack, or on whether President Obama was notified of the incident.”

Unfreakenbelievable!!


10 posted on 09/30/2012 6:22:24 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Eagles6

Did the Chinese break into Bammie’s IPad...the one he gets his security briefings on?

His password is probably something complicated like: “me” or “I” or “BO” or “#1”.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 6:24:43 PM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: Eagles6

So the new TV series “Last resort” becomes less far-fetched.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 6:26:21 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: penelopesire

Bill Gertz is an exceedingly unreliable source.

And if you parse the article a lot of what is claimed is pretty thin.

Any office has both unclassified and classified networks - you can have a lot of sensitive data on an unclass network, but it’s not nearly as bad as actually getting on the classified network.

Reading the article and parsing the wording, if this actually happened at all (and with Gertz this is doubtful to begin with) I think the unclass network was compromised but Gertz threw in a lot of wording to make it sound like their classified network was compromised, to make it seem like a more exciting story.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 6:30:31 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Eagles6

So much for Obama’s “foreign policy” making countries more friendly to the US.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 6:30:31 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: penelopesire

Actually this office would have three levels of network, Unclass, Secret, and Top Secret.

Even if the Secret network were breached that doesn’t breach the Top Secret network, where most of the highly sensitive stuff the article mentions were held.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 6:34:25 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: penelopesire
"...or on whether President Obama was notified of the incident.”

lol; Was Valerie Jarrett notified?

Was just reading this article. Drudge is carrying it.

"accessed the computer network used by the White House Military Office (WHMO), the president’s military office in charge of some of the government’s most sensitive communications, including strategic nuclear commands. The office also arranges presidential communications and travel, and inter-government teleconferences involving senior policy and intelligence officials."

“This is the most sensitive office in the U.S. government,”

Security officials are investigating the breach and have not yet determined the damage that may have been cause.

The office is also in charge of the White House Communications Agency, which handles all presidential telephone, radio, and digital communications, as well as airlift operations through both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Strategerist
Bill Gertz is an exceedingly unreliable source.

Evidence? I can point to a number of Gertz articles that are pretty accurate though not earth shattering (e.g. where he quotes named sources)

17 posted on 09/30/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: penelopesire
Got football?
18 posted on 09/30/2012 6:39:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Eagles6

bttt


19 posted on 09/30/2012 6:41:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Strategerist

I have always liked Gertz myself. The bigger problem IMHO is that this WH is an extremely unreliable bunch. We will likely never know what happened and should not trust anything that the WH says on the matter either


20 posted on 09/30/2012 6:43:01 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Eagles6

Don’t wake the CIC - he needs his rest...fund raisers tomorrow, ya know


21 posted on 09/30/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: Strategerist

“Bill Gertz is an exceedingly unreliable source.”

???

On what do you base your opinion? I have always thought just the opposite.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 6:45:42 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: moovova

Nah. His password is Reggie.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: palmer
Evidence? I can point to a number of Gertz articles that are pretty accurate though not earth shattering (e.g. where he quotes named sources)

The problem is that Gertz often bases his claims on leaks of information that would be classified, and specifically disproving specific stories requires citing classified information.

You have to take my word for it.

I will note that Navy publicly denied Gertz's "Russian submarines in the Gulf of Mexico" story.

24 posted on 09/30/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
Perhaps ?
This is all of a plan to slip this out there to get the public startled.

25 posted on 09/30/2012 6:51:26 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Strategerist

Unless someone in the White Hut intentionally breathed it, now that would be more believable.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 6:53:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: thouworm

You’re probably letting Gertz’s political leanings get in the way of objectively assessing his veracity.

Heck, in terms of supporting a strong defense and pointing out there are scary countries out there that would want to do us harm, I agree with him. The problem is when you overhype and mislead all the time, you actually undermine your own side.

The problem with Gertz is that he deals with a lot of pretty complex technical military issues that the average reader doesn’t really have the knowledge to deal with - and Gertz is often misleading to wrong. And he’s not nearly as connected as people think he is (or as much as he thinks he is.) For a lot of foreign threats he’s in a panic about, the US has answers, but they are classified programs Gertz doesn’t have a clue about.

Believe me, it’s hard to overhype Chinese cyberattacks - it’s a very real threat and they happen constantly. 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.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 6:54:01 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: American Constitutionalist

There are so many real Chinese cyberattacks you don’t need to fabricate and leak fake ones to get the public startled.

My main point is that while this story may well be true, it’s possible all the Chinese got was the schedule of staff meetings for this office and a record of how much printer paper they buy, not the launch codes for ICBMs.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 6:56:10 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: thouworm
What the heck ? they got all of those communication networks all together in one room ?
One would think that the military office would be more secure than that.
29 posted on 09/30/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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