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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 jeffkro on 10/2/2012 1:10:39 PM , Rating: 0
The Vietnamese chased us out at gun point, what are you talking about


RE: Just saw this
By Ammohunt on 10/2/2012 2:26:00 PM , Rating: 2
We won every battle in Vietnam, we killed enemy at an almost 20 to 1 ratio; it was not a military defeat in Vietnam. What lost it was weak willed leftist presidents trying to run a polite war coupled with the American counter culture movement that broke the will of the American people in turn betraying the very Vietnamese they so wanted to help.


RE: Just saw this
By Jeffk464 on 10/2/2012 7:30:13 PM , Rating: 2
That's where you miss the point their strategy was never to win some big battle to push the US out of vietnam. He even said the Tet offensive was not designed to win terroritory but was simply designed to demoralize americans when reported in the American media, which it did perfectly. You assume that the only way to win a war is to defeat the enemy on the battlefield, that's incorrect.


RE: Just saw this
By Ammohunt on 10/3/2012 5:53:26 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You assume that the only way to win a war is to defeat the enemy on the battlefield, that's incorrect.


Seems you need to study some; its historic fact that defeating the enemy on the battlefield using extreme prejudice is exactly how you win wars. This war would have been wrapped up in a matter of a few years if ridiculous limitations like not bombing the north weren't put in place.


RE: Just saw this
By Ringold on 10/2/2012 2:28:09 PM , Rating: 1
Talkin' 'bout history, son! 1973 Paris Peace Accords. Kissinger got the Peace Prize for it -- kids today might not know it, but back then, they gave that out for actual accomplishments, not future hope, like how Obama got his.


"This is about the Internet.  Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis














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