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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 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

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