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Chinese computer hackers break into White House military network
American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/01/2012 8:30:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Bill Gertz has the grim news in the Washington Free Beacon:

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.

Disclosure of the cyber attack also comes amid heightened tensions in Asia, as the Pentagon moved two U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups and Marine amphibious units near waters by Japan's Senkaku islands.

China and Japan-the United States' closest ally in Asia and a defense treaty partner-are locked in a heated maritime dispute over the Senkakus, which China claims as its territory.

U.S. officials familiar with reports of the White House hacking incident said it took place earlier this month and involved unidentified hackers, believed to have used computer servers in China, who 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.

An Obama administration national security official said: "This was a spear phishing attack against an unclassified network."

Spear phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised emails that seek to convince recipients of a specific organization to provide confidential information. Spear phishing in the past has been linked to China and other states with sophisticated cyber warfare capabilities. The official described the type of attack as "not infrequent" and said there were unspecified "mitigation measures in place."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: billgertz; chicoms; china; chinacyberattack; cyberattack; hackers; hacking; military; newworldorder; nuclearfootball; nwo
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1 posted on 10/01/2012 8:30:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama: "We Welcome China's Rise"
CBS News ^ | January 19, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
2 posted on 10/01/2012 8:32:31 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hacking , BLAH ,more like inside job


3 posted on 10/01/2012 8:32:33 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind
I feel so safe with Obama as president....

God help us!!! Please!!

4 posted on 10/01/2012 8:32:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

All the Chinese have to do is pretend to be pro-Obama media and this WH bunch will GIVE it away .... as per all their previous national security leaking.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Sacajaweau
I feel so safe with Obama as president..

Open Mic Catches Obama Asking Medvedev for Space on Missile Defense
March 26, 2012

"In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue.

This is my last election,” Obama told Medvedev. “After my election I have more flexibility.”

“I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin."

http://fox8.com/2012/03/26/open-mic-catches-obama-asking-medvedev-for-space-on-missile-defense/
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Obama was talking with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when neither of them realized that their conversation was being picked up by microphones. Here is what they said:

Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space.”

Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you ...”

Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” That statement tells us much about the president’s mindset.

The specific mention of missile defense is worrisome enough. Mr. Obama has retreated from the missile defense plan that was negotiated with European allies during the George W. Bush administration. Apparently, he is signaling Moscow that he intends to retreat further. The clear implication from the president’s comments is that he cannot tell the American people before the election what he plans to do after the election.

In addition, there is the phrase “on all these issues,” implying more is at stake than just missile defense.”

Article: Obama plans double cross on missile defense
When it comes to keeping America safe, we shouldn’t be too flexible:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/29/obama-plans-double-cross-on-missile-defense/print/

6 posted on 10/01/2012 8:34:45 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems like an act of war to me.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Seems like an act of war to me.

Damn right. Everyone is gunning for America, and Obama is leaving us wide open.
8 posted on 10/01/2012 8:37:25 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Sacajaweau
Putin praises Cold War moles for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets
Reuters ^
9 posted on 10/01/2012 8:37:28 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sacajaweau

After zero got elected didn’t he demand a personal blackberry that was not to be monitored?

God only knows what’s been going in and out of that all this time.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 8:37:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only portal that N Korea has to the internet is through China. N Koreans are almost exclusively trained at Chinese Universities where past attacks have originated.

I put my money on the N Koreans operating out of China as this has happened many times before and the hackers are just sent home to N Korea.

China is very good at finding hackers and Chinese are too scared to do it, just ask the Chinese Google employees.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 8:38:08 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t understand. Why would they need to “break in”? I mean, isn’t everything open to our enemies already?


12 posted on 10/01/2012 8:38:08 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: MissMagnolia
Is proff that there is no "flying saucer", or "little space creatures" in any US Air Force hangar. The Clintonistas, or the Obominites would have long ago sold out to the highest bidders.
13 posted on 10/01/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: onedoug

Absolutely an act of war. We should freeze all imports of chinese products until the PRC fesses up & stops this activity.

In any case, I think they really are planning a war. They have 18 million unmarriageable men who will become a problem if they’re not ‘used’ in some manner in the not too distant future.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 8:39:03 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: SeekAndFind
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15 posted on 10/01/2012 8:39:21 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: timestax

Is proof


16 posted on 10/01/2012 8:39:35 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: ETL

Commies like Ted Hall, the Rosenbergs and Barack Obama have always thought it is unfair that the US should have nuclear secrets that other countries don’t have. Dangerous even.
Ted Hall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Hall
The Rosenbergs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenbergs
Barack Obama: no link necessary!


17 posted on 10/01/2012 8:39:52 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Makes it easy to “hack” if someone on The Hill gives them the password.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 8:40:03 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind
From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2005/09/war-games-russia-china-grow-alliance

19 posted on 10/01/2012 8:40:12 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind
"highlights a failure of the Obama administration to press China on its persistent cyber attacks"

HEY! That's the ChiCom's JOB!

Our job is to protect against such attacks and be better at them in executing them against their infrastructure.

I'm kinda glad we're figuring this out now, rather than later.

20 posted on 10/01/2012 8:41:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lot's of Chinese college students here. This is the main reason they are here in my opinion.
21 posted on 10/01/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: timestax

Good point - hadn’t thought of it that way. Somebody should tell George Noory!


22 posted on 10/01/2012 8:41:58 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: SeekAndFind

Drip... drip... drip.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 8:42:04 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Unclassified network. There SHOULD be nothing sensitive to national security anywhere on that network. With this administration, you can not be sure of that.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 8:42:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SeekAndFind

Media says “yawn.”


25 posted on 10/01/2012 8:43:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind
From Nov 2010...

["Comrade"] Obama Tells Medvedev: I'll Push Nuke Pact in 'Lame Duck'
FoxNews.com ^ | November 14, 2010 | AP via FoxNews.com

26 posted on 10/01/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: onedoug

Now lets think this out.

Are you saying we committed an act of war when we hacked Irans system? You know Obama admitted to that, in fact it was one of the secrets he spilled to politically help his election.

So is hacking really an act of war?

If we hack shouldn’t we assume that they will hack?
If we assume that they are hacking shouldn’t we take measures to assure their failure/ Shouldnt we be on the lookout for it?

WQhat this story tell me is that we are suffering from incompetence.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 8:48:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

It ain't too tough to get into the barn when some damn fool went and left the barn doors open.

28 posted on 10/01/2012 8:51:35 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: ottbmare
Why would they need to “break in”? I mean, isn’t everything open to our enemies already?

blackmail

29 posted on 10/01/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

ask the mods to move this to BREAKING.....


30 posted on 10/01/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

This SHOULD be a MAJOR story!!!!!!


31 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:38 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: ETL

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.


Don’t see that there’s a whole lot he or any president can do. What’s he going to do,,,threaten to stop borrowing money from them? Threaten to stop trade when we rely on them for 99% of everything we need? We have zero leverage.


32 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Venturer

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.


33 posted on 10/01/2012 9:04:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

It was probably a social engineering attack aimed directly at Obama:

“Do you want to be more Communist? Just enter your White House username and password to find out how!”


34 posted on 10/01/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: chessplayer
Don’t see that there’s a whole lot he or any president can do.

Don't you know or understand yet who and what Obama is?

35 posted on 10/01/2012 9:19:57 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SumProVita

If Bush were in Office, it would be “a MAJOR story”...... non-stop 24/7.


36 posted on 10/01/2012 9:23:00 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Maybe they could break in and get Obama’s long form BC and college records!


37 posted on 10/01/2012 9:24:21 AM PDT by catman67
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To: SeekAndFind
The far-fetched story line of the new ABCTV action/thriller series “Last Resort” doesn't seem so far-fetched after all.
38 posted on 10/01/2012 9:25:44 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: molson209

My thoughts too. Recall under Clinton the fire near the Sandia Labs in New Mexico. For several days, super top secret laptops went unaccounted for, and miraculously reappeared behind a file cabinet. And that’s just one of several such fishy events.

Both Clinton and Obama have welcomed China into the most secret inner circles of US security, and nothing to the contrary can convince me otherwise.


39 posted on 10/01/2012 9:26:50 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: gandalftb

China Has numerous Cyber Guerilla Teams run through Universities and Private Companies this Falls Under the Military as their Cyber attack squad


40 posted on 10/01/2012 9:27:08 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: SeekAndFind
More like a false flag to finish the latest grab for power the Cyber Security Executive Order the bill failed but why would that stop the quest for dominance of the American people...... squeeze here...
41 posted on 10/01/2012 9:31:57 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is the Obama whitehut. Who says the Chinese needed to hack into anything and weren’t given the codes?


42 posted on 10/01/2012 9:32:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padmé: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: ottbmare

They need to maintain the facade in order to keep the half awake citizenry from joining the fully awake citizeny taking up arms.


43 posted on 10/01/2012 9:55:22 AM PDT by Leep
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how many open POA&Ms the network and system admins had open. Because that’s all that ever really matters to management.


44 posted on 10/01/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: SeekAndFind

Ans is Zero really concerned. He’s far too focused on golfing, campaigning and making Whoopi on The View.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 10:28:24 AM PDT by brooklyn dave ( OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST, PERIOD!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why are these computer on the Internet?


46 posted on 10/01/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (47%, pull off the leeches in 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just in time to pass the Cyber Security Bill.. Gee, WHAT.. A.. COINCIDENCE...


47 posted on 10/01/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
If our top secret systems can be hacked, what are the chances that our (relatively) unprotected county/state election systems will remain “closed” during the upcoming elections?
Hack into enough local systems, cover your tracks, election fraud remains undetected.
48 posted on 10/01/2012 11:06:14 AM PDT by blues-train (blues train)
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To: ETL

Send this link to everyone you know...make copies and hand it out on the street corners! Pass this on to your kids at school and let them pass this info on to others...in print and verbally.

We WILL HAVE TO BE THE TOWN CRIERS....EACH AND EVERY TIME A OBOZO TREANSONOUS INDISCRETION COMES UP, LET’S SEND THE INFO OUT IN PRINT TO EVERYONE WE KNOW, AND PASS IT ON VERBALLY AND TO THE KIDS IN OUR SCHOOLS....AND TELL THEM TO PASS IT ON...HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE, EVERYWHERE!

We ARE THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND..THE TOWN CRIER.

LET’S GET ER’ DONE.


49 posted on 10/01/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme
Mainstream media is threatening our country's future
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938706/posts
50 posted on 10/01/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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