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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 EricMartello on 10/2/2012 11:58:48 PM , Rating: 2

How dare you bring our Police/Fire Dept./Libraries/Post Offices into this! They're not socialist, they're Amur'can. /s.

The labor unions they belong to are socialist establishments.


Decom, way to smack him around with the facts

He could have said anything, and since you disagree with what I said but lack the mental capacity to refute any of it, you assume that what he said is "fact" a liberal the word "fact" means "agrees with my view".


I believe they should be tried in civilain courts under terrorism laws.This act of holding them offshore in limbo makes America come off as hypocritical, practice what you preach and all.

No, more like it comes off as if you commit terrorists acts against America there will be hell to pay.

They are not civilians. They are not US citizens and therefore are not granted US citizens' rights. They are not lawful combatants and are not protected under the geneva convention.


US forces are bound by the Geneva Convention, end of story. At least unless the US decides to no longer be governed by it.

The US was never "governed" by the geneva convention...and the document provides guidelines of how military should deal with civilians and members of an opposing forces military.

It does not account for terrorist radicals who are neither civilians nor members of the enemy it's highly debatable.


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. is making a decision not to report a story for fear of litigation "falsifying the news", implying that they lied about something? Fox is a business and even if they have 'evidence' they can still be sued. Maybe they decided it wasn't worth the hassle? They're not obligated to share every bit of information they have.

What you've stated here does not undermine Fox's credibility. If you or any other hater wants to link to some outright lies that Fox is perpetuating, please do so...but don't try to spin things like this into something they're not.

"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer

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