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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 EricMartello on 10/4/2012 1:49:50 AM , Rating: 2
While that is true, here is a nice Graph for you to look at.I support neither Dems/Repubs,(as I'm not American), but the BS coming from both sides pisses me off.

You linked to a biased article that attempts to pin the blame for the current economic problems on don't have to be American to be a bit of irony in my last statement.

Again, the 75% is only above €800,000. Tarring Europe with the same brush is a cop out.

Who cares? It's a penalty on success and a bane to economic growth...raising taxes will not help and that is a fact.

Where was the ourage when Bush was running huge deficits? I didn't hear one Repub bemoan Wealth Redistribution etc. back then.

Everything has to be cut, absolutely everything, if America wants to get it's fiscal house in order. i don't agree with raising taxes until every last dollar has been shred from programs, all programs, on both sides, and that includes your Military.

If you're citing Bush policies (second time in this response) you're probably spending too much time around Obama supporters to have a clear understanding of what's going on. How much is the deficit under Obama? $16 trillion and counting. Obama added more to the deficit than almost all of the preceding presidents in total.

Romney's plan to lower tax rates for the middle class, reduce loopholes and eliminate deductions can stimulate economic growth, get more people working and even though they are individually paying less in taxes each year, the higher number of taxpayers provides a net gain in tax revenue. Cuts need to be made as well and I you can rest assured that the left is not going to be making the necessary cuts.

Again, another softball :- here you go.

According to this chart, and there are no citations or explanations of methodology used to indicate how the arrived at these figures or who was actually paying these rates, things got a lot better after Reagan cut the tax rate in 1981.

This was over 30 years ago, not recently, and in the 70s and early 80s the economy in America was nearly as bad as it is today, if not worse in some you're essentially making my point for me - higher taxes, especially ones targeted at successful businesses and individuals, have a detrimental effect on then economy.

Social seems to be a dirty word in America.

No, but it is often misrepresented by the lefties. When they start talking about "social justice" it's code for "we want the government to give us more stuff".

As I stated in a previous post, the best countries are a mix of Capitalism and Social programs.

Social programs are one thing; socialist policies and big, bloated government is another. Let's not confuse the two.

As for saying the US is the best country hands down, there are a lot of metrics which would disagree with this statement, and this opens up another huge debate for which I don't have the time right now.

Didn't say it was perfect but you'd have to cherry-pick the 'metrics' to say America is not the best country in general. I am biased on this point, of course.

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