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Posted on 09/30/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by Eagles6
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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Real deal, or false flag to push the 0ne’s EO for ‘cybersecurity’?
phffttt, all they had to do was ask, barry would have told them sorry he didn’t give it to them sooner.
Pushing for the E.O. just prior to our Presidential election would be my bet.
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!
Rest assured, America. The Obama administration is working feverishly to figure out how...
...to make this Mitt Romney’s fault.
White House too busy spying on Americans on the Internet to worry about China.
White House spokesmen had no immediate comment on the cyber attack, or on whether President Obama was notified of the incident.
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.”
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”.
So the new TV series “Last resort” becomes less far-fetched.
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.
So much for Obama’s “foreign policy” making countries more friendly to the US.
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.
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 presidents military office in charge of some of the governments 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.
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)
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
Don’t wake the CIC - he needs his rest...fund raisers tomorrow, ya know
“Bill Gertz is an exceedingly unreliable source.”
On what do you base your opinion? I have always thought just the opposite.
Nah. His password is Reggie.
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.
Unless someone in the White Hut intentionally breathed it, now that would be more believable.
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.
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.