Quick Note: China Targets White House in Cyber Attack
October 1, 2012 8:21 PM
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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
, but the hackers didn't get away with any valuable information.
According to a report from
, 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.
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RE: Just saw this
10/2/2012 2:55:11 PM
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?
"The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing" -- Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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