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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 anactoraaron on 10/3/2012 1:12:27 AM , Rating: 1
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More than half of all Americans are receiving some type of government handout and incidentally the majority of our tax revenue goes to pay for these handouts. It's not defense spending that is bogging down the US economy.


Please provide a source of this. NO I DON'T WANNA HEAR THAT SINCE 47% OF PEOPLE PAY NO INCOME TAX THAT THEY ARE RECEIVING A HANDOUT. Jeesus christ. I suppose to you those freeloadin' troops that are giving their lives for you to have the freedom to post such a flaming comment should go away so to 'stimulate' your version of what the economy should be then. Arrogant prick. Who else falls into this category? OUR GREATEST GENERATION that lived though WWII and some of those 'freeloaders' fought the greatest evil we have ever seen. I am so fucking sick of hearing that comment and so many just want to repeat this stupid fucking talking point without knowing what the fuck they are talking about. Get a fucking clue you ignoramus! How DARE you say veterans 'don't pay their fair share' and that shit. That's not just anti-american, that's fucking anti-republican!

But people like you are the ones smiling and walking up to vets when you bump into them at walmart thanking them for what they do and when you turn your cheek you call them freeloaders. You are a joke. Stop doing what you are told and think for yourself. Idiot...


RE: Just saw this
By EricMartello on 10/3/2012 2:26:10 AM , Rating: 1
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Please provide a source of this. NO I DON'T WANNA HEAR THAT SINCE 47% OF PEOPLE PAY NO INCOME TAX THAT THEY ARE RECEIVING A HANDOUT.


I'm not here to do research for you but since you seem to be of the "less than average" intellect variety I'll point you in the right direction.

Here is the 2010 Federal Budget:

http://www.statisticbrain.com/2010-united-states-f...

Obama has not passed a new one so this is the best we've got.

Now follow as we do this. If you look at that chart and at the very top note the amounts we spend for "unemployment / welfare" and either "medicare" or "medicaid", or both, you will see that the amount adds up to almost half or more than half of the total federal spending.

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I suppose to you those freeloadin' troops that are giving their lives for you to have the freedom to post such a flaming comment should go away so to 'stimulate' your version of what the economy should be then. Arrogant prick.


Wait, how are troops freeloading? They are technically federal employees and their job is their military duties which they are compensated for. They are not sitting around on their mom's couch posting moronic comments to dailytech via their idiotPad.

And I didn't follow how you went from Obama spending too much money to the needs of our troops. Try to stay on topic...

Should mention that in 2011 Obama did threaten to dock the pay of active military workers in order to have the debt ceiling raised. Nice of him to do that instead of...you know...passing a federal budget.

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How DARE you say veterans 'don't pay their fair share' and that shit. That's not just anti-american, that's fucking anti-republican!


LOL you're far off mark, bro. Let's cool it with the "support our troops" bandstanding; it's not appropriate here...and shouldn't you be more concerned with our current government not taking the steps necessary to allow active servicemen and women to vote in this election? Might want to check on that when you're done drooling on yourself.

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But people like you are the ones smiling and walking up to vets when you bump into them at walmart thanking them for what they do and when you turn your cheek you call them freeloaders.


If you are able to work and don't but opt to collect a check from the government each month YOU ARE A FREELOADER. This accurately describes a majority of the people receiving handouts. If a person is a veteran then they should have an innate understanding of taking care of themselves and not bilking the system. Who joins the military thinking "if i survive deployment I'm set for life"? If you're joining the military for financial gain you are a scumbag.


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