Skip to comments.Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S.
Posted on 10/12/2012 2:35:17 PM PDT by EBH
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta warned Thursday that the United States was facing the possibility of a cyber-Pearl Harbor and was increasingly vulnerable to foreign computer hackers who could dismantle the nations power grid, transportation system, financial networks and government...
...Defense officials insisted that Mr. Panettas words were not hyperbole, and that he was responding to a recent wave of cyberattacks on large American financial institutions. He also cited an attack in August on the state oil company Saudi Aramco, which infected and made useless more than 30,000 computers.
But Pentagon officials acknowledged that Mr. Panetta was also pushing for legislation on Capitol Hill. It would require new standards at critical private-sector infrastructure facilities like power plants, water treatment facilities and gas pipelines where a computer breach could cause significant casualties or economic damage.
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This wouldn’t have anything to do with your ‘take over of the Internet’ agenda would it, Leon?
Watching how many far east IPs try to hack my hole in the wall website really surprises me. I can’t imagine what the gov, or major banks, etc have to deal with.
I was concerned right up till they said government.
Let’s start out by blocking all foreign IP addresses from accessing Obama.com.
From Star Trek "A Taste of Armageddon"
The landing party soon discovers that the entire war between the two planets is completely simulated by computers which launch wargame attacks and counterattacks, then calculate damage and select the dead.
Citizens reported as "killed" must submit themselves for termination by stepping inside a disintegration booth. Anan 7 informs Kirk that the simulated attacks and following executions is the agreed system of war decided by both sides in a treaty with Vendikar. A conventional war was deemed too destructive to the environments and societies of both planets.
Should hit @ 2359 on Nov 5Th.
Is this our October Sooprize?
Was Leon holding the monitor in both his hands when he promised this?
I have had at least 12 phone calls from the guys from India telling me my computer is sending out messages over the internet and that they are from Microsoft or some software company and that I need to allow them to get on my computer and fix the problem. Thankfully I know of the scam. But, that does not stop them from calling me. I told them I was on to them but they still call. And if you try to redial the number they call from you get nothing.
If companies had put half the time, effort and money into being digitally secure that they’ve had to invest in being politically correct, we wouldn’t have this problem.
The middle picture you posted looks like Allen West!
[It would require new standards at critical private-sector infrastructure facilities]
No thanks Comrade Panetta.
The private-sector doesn’t need to be “protected” ala the mandate of central government committees who couldn’t find their own arses with both hands and a SQL statement telling them exactly where to find it.
Glad to know I’m not alone in having those same concerns
It’s not a cyberattack, per se, it’s just a spontaneous cyberprotest, sparked by an internet video, that gets out of hand.
Obama’s teeny-bopper techies are going to send out so many tweets about how great he is that they will bring down the whole www.
I trust this communist as far as I can throw him. He does not care that our soldiers are being murdered by the jihadists he puts on their bases and enemy abetting rules of engagement.
No doubt he’d use any power over the internet to shut down free speech while leaving us vulnerable to critical systems hackers.
These people are not trustworthy. They have named the constituiton a domestic terrorist. They are killing our soldiers for a lie about Islam.
I don't know about the Internet, but I read a conspiracy theory on another site that the big banks are going to steal millions of their own customers' accounts. Then, the government will blame it on Iran to gin up citizen support for a war.
Panetta on 11/7/12:
“Really...We do not know where the missing votes are right now but we are doing our best to find them. They are being backed up overseas by an international server supplied by our friend George Soros, who will send us the results shortly. Fu#@ You very much for your patience and have a great day!”
Oh noooooo. We can’t possibly survive without the Internet!
Back in 2008 I recall reading some information regarding the crash being triggered by trades and a sudden massive removal of funds from the markets. At one point I had started to track down the information, but was soon stone walled and starved out for information, much of which was being scrubbed from the internet.
At the time as Bush, McCain, and 0bama talked about frozen lending etc. I was saying our markets had just been hit by a financial terrorist attack that had been set-up and staged up to a year beforehand by arab interests. Yes, it tracked back to interests in the Middle East. We all knew events were sort of odd at the time and some items didn't get big play in the media at the time. Everything moved on with a stimulus plan etc., elections, and so on. The biggest thing is we never did see any perp walks for breaking many of the SEC laws. While there is corruption within our system, no one factor should have been able to freeze-up markets, banking, lending etc.
I recall the one phrase from then President Bush, who was demonized for saying ..."Ive abandoned free market principles to save the free market system ... what would one do if all their wealth had just been sucked dry, if one could simply print the money to replace it? Quite the thumb in the nose of the thieves, no?