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 5:03:37 PM
I just want to comment on the Fox News comment...
Fox won a lawsuit in Florida that says it is not illegal to falsify the news
...I watched a documentary where the employees that filed the suit explained the case, it wasn't biased BS they were just trying to do their jobs and Fox wanted to cover up these reporters' findings so they wouldn't piss off or get sued by Monsanto over the bovine growth horomone.
combine that lawsuit victory with those scandals of Murdoch's British news outlets relatively recently and you have a news station that should probably not be viewed by anyone ever again...but then i don't watch or read much news that isn't c-span or dailytech so it is easy for me to say that
RE: Just saw this
10/2/2012 7:33:44 PM
I feel the BBC is probably the most trustworthy source of news.
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