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  (Source: 20th Century Fox)
According to the White House, no data was accessed or stolen from classified networks

The White House announced that it had been the victim of a cyber attack, but the hackers didn't get away with any valuable information.

According to a report from Politico, the attack was geared toward a White House Military Office computer system. However, the White House said that the attack was isolated and that it affected an "unclassified network," so no data was stolen. 

It was confirmed that the hackers were from China, and that the method for the attack was "spear phishing." This means that the hackers sent an email that contained links or download attachments that were labeled with important tags or phrases to lure in the reader. However, once they click on the links or download the attachment, malware is released into the computer system.

Just last month, it was announced that the White House is working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and others to create an executive order to counter cyber security threats. However, many argue that an executive order isn't good enough -- they say cyber security legislation is necessary because it can offer greater consequences for hackers, give the DHS funding for cyber security workers, etc. 


Source: Politico



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RE: Just saw this
By NellyFromMA on 10/2/2012 8:57:57 AM , Rating: 0
Take it from me, Mitt Romney WON'T look out for you or your family. He didn't look out for mine. He penalized me for choosing not to buy healthcare because the prices are EXTRMELY high and never going to approachsensible levels. I didn't go to the ER, WHY am I penalized?

Here's the truth. Obama could be better, but he's pretty damned good. No POTUS has ever faced ANYTHING like the times we have today. Too dynamic. Too wired. Trust me, clinging to old ideas of your favorite president in the passed are now more than ever obsolete already.

You must evaluate the POTUS against the times he presided over. Failure to do that is failure to be honest with yourselves. I struggle to understand why Samus was downvoted for bringing up some EXTREMELY valid points.

Mitt Romney destoyed my state of Mass. How could ANYONE trust him with the entire country?

Out of hatred for Obama. Thats all.


RE: Just saw this
By Rage187 on 10/2/2012 11:39:29 AM , Rating: 2
I don't trust any president that uses the term "The Prophet Muhammad" which such reverence.

I'll vote for the other guy who loves America.


RE: Just saw this
By anactoraaron on 10/2/2012 12:14:54 PM , Rating: 2
So much for freedom of religion (AHEM the first amendment) for you then. Got anything against someone being Buddhist too? Or is it just white catholics that worship god that 'love america?'

That's kind of like an atheist saying I don't trust any president that uses the terms 'faith' and 'god' with such reverence. Lemme guess... everyone that doesn't worship your god the way you do 'doesn't love America'. That there is what is wrong with society. It's the thinking that somehow justifies crusades, wars, and other evils - remember the holocaust?? That was started by blaming the Jews - I guess that Jews 'didn't love Germany' enough.

But oh yeah we in America can discriminate as long as everyone agrees with the discrimination. Better not offend the 'wrong' people.


RE: Just saw this
By jeffkro on 10/2/2012 1:20:05 PM , Rating: 2
I think you meant white Protestants


RE: Just saw this
By anactoraaron on 10/3/2012 12:47:57 AM , Rating: 2
<sigh> no fricking edit button... :P


RE: Just saw this
By msheredy on 10/2/2012 11:57:20 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Take it from me, Mitt Romney WON'T look out for you or your family. He didn't look out for mine.


It's thinking like this that puts people like Obama in the White House. It's not the President's job to look out for your family... It's YOURS!!!!

quote:
Obama could be better, but he's pretty damned good


I laugh when people write stuff like this. What on earth has he done in his term that has earned him a "pretty damn good" moniker? Please mention that POS Obamacare so you can confirm my suspicions.


RE: Just saw this
By NellyFromMA on 10/2/2012 1:09:03 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously, go Eff yourself. Number one, you have NO idea on my thought process. If you had even the slightest clue you'd immediately realize I'm more practical and indepantant than you seemingly can comprehend in your black/white perspective of life. If only reality could be so simple.

I work full-time. I pay all my bills. I receive NO HANDOUTS. My parents were from Puerto Rico and moved to the states and made their own successes and failures and I learned its all about WHAT YOU EARN YOURSELF.

I was responding to someone elses comment. To suggest I want expect or otherwise command a hand out makes me honestly want to punch you in the face. What an ass


RE: Just saw this
By Ringold on 10/2/2012 2:46:56 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I work full-time. I pay all my bills. I receive NO HANDOUTS. My parents were from Puerto Rico and moved to the states and made their own successes and failures and I learned its all about WHAT YOU EARN YOURSELF.


Good for you. Thanks for the classic up-by-the-bootstraps Republican story, and proving we don't need a nanny in the White House to "look out" for all us weak children.

With respect, if you didn't like the individualist, independent spirit embodied in the constitution, then your family should've gone elsewhere. It's annoying, as a conservative, to see conservative places like Texas and Colorado achieve economic success from conservative policies only to be rewarded by leftists fleeing the states where their policies have created hardship and anti-business climates, like Michigan and California and piling in. Now Colorado's a swing state. How long until those left-coast transplants start voting in the same policies that strangle business in the land from which they left?


RE: Just saw this
By NellyFromMA on 10/4/2012 12:44:22 PM , Rating: 1
WTF are you even talking about. I sit here and clearly state I am independant and you reply with nonsense about republican bootstrap bs? My god do you have reading comprehension? Do you think before you speak/type? I can't even justify my response to you because I know the reply will be something like 'uh durrrr i'm right and you're wrong [insert stupid obscenity'. Seriously, do you really think taking such an opinionated and INCORRECT statement and assessment of someone does anything other than portray you as a totally idiot. Try that last sentence again if you do in fact need practice with reading comprehension, its ESPECIALLY important. Dick.


RE: Just saw this
By msheredy on 10/2/2012 6:52:09 PM , Rating: 2
Violent threats on a tech blog!?!?!? Really!?!?! Internet tough guy you need to take a chill, they were your words not mine and I took them at face value.

I'll ask again, "What on earth has he done in his term that has earned him a "pretty damn good" moniker?"

Oh and by the way you can keep your violent threats to yourself there douche


RE: Just saw this
By NellyFromMA on 10/2/2012 1:06:34 PM , Rating: 2
lol for being downrated for sharing firsthand experience from Romney's failures. Wth is wrong with people. Sorry lets all jump on board the fiction train


RE: Just saw this
By Ringold on 10/2/2012 2:55:11 PM , Rating: 1
Because it was all bullshit, maybe?

MA voters have wrecked MA, not any single governor. Fact is, its business competitiveness rankings did improve while he was in office, but MA is about as left-wing as it gets. Doesn't work in Michigan, doesn't work in France, doesn't work anywhere. MA comes almost last in cost of business, infrastructure, and cost of living (driven up by high taxes). It manages to come in #28 overall, saved mainly by having the best access to capital in the nation and the states universities. Those existed before Romney was governor, Romney nudged up the state in the rankings slightly before he left, and things still are pretty much what they are. People blame politicians, people riot against them in Lisbon and Athens, but got to look in the mirror. People get the government they deserve/vote for.

And you say he penalized you for not buying health insurance. You do understand that Obamacare has penalties that steadily increase for the exact same thing, right? How's that different?


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