US Pentagon Suffered Cyber AttackAdded: Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The US Pentagon recently confirmed that a few months ago it had been hit by one of its largest losses of sensitive information ever. The experts admit that a cyber attack within which the theft occurred could have been carried out only by some foreign government, giving hints pointing to China.
A few days ago, William Lynn, the deputy secretary of defence, officially admitted that 24,000 files with sensitive Pentagon information leaked from a defence industry computer network. The digital theft occurred five months ago within a single intrusion, and it is unclear what took Pentagon that long to admit a breach. Mr. Lynn refused to tell anyone what exactly was stolen, but said he believed the intruder was a foreign government. Although he didn't specify directly which nation could do that, China would definitely sound as a pretty good idea of the government that was capable of doing so.
As you remember, in the past China and Russia were recognized as the major spies in the world. Nevertheless, the Pentagon is a bit more anxious that its secret data might fall into the hands of terrorists, with less at stake than some other government.
In the meantime, it is obvious that a terrorist group would likely steal information and attack in such ways that could damage American defences, while some foreign government would play by spying rules. In other words, nation states are more likely to be spooked by military power of the United States to carry out overtly destructive hacker attacks.
Hopefully, nation states are the only governments possessing enough resources to make an attempt of taking out computer systems of US Pentagon, which has been thinking about the way to properly secure its computer system and those of its defence contractors.
Media reports suggest that the Pentagon has developed a new pilot program, according to which it is sharing classified threat intelligence with many organizations in order to assist them in identifying and blocking malicious activity. But at the same time, the reports give a hint that there are some moves in Washington targeted at placing the Pentagon on a hacker attack footing. With the split being 90% defense and 10% offence, now the Pentagon is willing to be offensive about half the time. The Chinese government hasn’t commented the news so far.
July 31st,2011Posted by:
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
|posted by (2011-07-31 16:59:12)|
|Sure wish these hackers can tell us if the world is going to end in 2012 sure seems like it is because of all the money that's being taken and borrowed ...|
The world will not end. That is just superstitious bullcrap. Earth has existed for over 6 billion years, and the sun for just a little longer. Earth still has billions of years left and so does the sun. Previous life on Earth and the present one are evident enough to proof that life will continue to exist despite internal or external disasters.
There is also no planet X or whatever its called by the "conspiracy theorist". One thing you should know is that the force of gravity is inversely proportional to the distance between bodies(f~1/d^2). Past a certain distance gravity becomes so weak that it is hardly even felt, so another planet venturing close to our solar system will have less gravitational force on Earth than the Moon has on your body right now. You aren't going to tell me the force of the moon acting on your body is so great that it can pull you off the surface of this planet and into space right?
Also no alignment of planets will also cause this as the alignment happens every year around December, now when has this caused problems?
Solar Flares also occur all the time and they act against us and also to help us. Planet Earth has a really strong magnetic field. One thing you should know about magnetism and electricity is that two perpendicular fields will deflect each other. Our magnetic field runs parallel across our surface going from the North to the South Pole. These magnetic fields are like shells, there is layers of them and even when energetic cosmic rays interact with our field they also increase the strength of the field. Electricity and magnetism are two of the same thing, the flow of electricity relative to you or Earth creates a magnetic field, as these cosmic rays interact with our magnetic field they energize it thus increasing its strength slightly. The other solar flare conspiracy is super solar flares which will also occur around the same time. These super flares run in cycles of 11 years and the last one that occurred was well its happening this year or rather is happening right now. LOL Nothing dramatic has or is happened/happening due to solar flares right? Only power outages, but that's about it and when was the last major one?
|i think they deserved it.. look at usa.. it cant get out of its own debts its going to die.|
|Duskdream you can hate on America all you want, you're just mad you're not here. We may have a lot of craziness going on but we're still the greatest country in the world. And we do more for this world then any other country. Period.|
|posted by (2011-08-01 05:33:56)|
|Whether pro or anti US - that is not the poing here. What's interesting is that more and more hacks happening lately.|
US and European govts have yet another "reason" to push strict laws and pursue hackers. And even if with the 2nd it isn't
so simple they can still get our asses through new regulations. We're living in a crazy world. That's true.
One might think that some hacker groups are indeed on the gvt payroll, creating yet another "invisible enemy"
which might strike anyone and anywhere = though giving gvts around the world excuse for new stricter laws....
@Newcromonger - I see that Ur a big fan of "The Universe" series
@Absolutemadman - You can love US all U want, but that doesn't change that world finanses are falling because of it.
THE GREATEST country on the world. hmm ... doubt it. Been there, seen NY and Miami - same cities as around the globe.
And about doing something for "the world" = can't really understand what do U mean there. Vietnam? Afghanistan? Iraq?
Fighting terrorists or drug cartels ? Bullshit. US is there, where's a good chance of gaining resources or position for
future wars. This is what US i really good at - no doubt. Wars and weaponry are Americas top export product. For sure...
|posted by (2011-08-01 09:00:45)|
|If Obama and his buddies don't get their act together by midnight tomorrow they will default on their debts and the US will spiral into fiscal meltdown. It is believed they will turn to China (The fast emerging greatest country in the world). So if that is the case is it not surprising that China wishes to know the truth about America? Try going to your bank for a big loan and lying to them. I for one would not believe that government if it told me it was raining outside, at least not until after I'd put my head out of the window! The world could well end in 2012 but not physically. It could simply end as we know it and be reborn without the money grabbing corporates. It wouldn't bother me in the slightest to return to the land and watch the money men leaping off the high buildings of New York as they did in the 1930's. If you ask me if the world will be a better place with China running it, I couldn't answer that, but it can't screw it up any worse than America has. And I'm not anti-American either.|
Obama and his buddies? It's completely crybaby Boner who is too blame for not getting madchick Bachmann under control. Now here we have an interesting situation: The USA is gonna default because some homophobic bitch thinks she can score with fake frugality. She was all FOR spending 8 million dollars per day on nuking Irakis, AS IF civilians had anything to do with it.
Incredible dumb observations from the article:
"it is unclear what took Pentagon that long to admit a breach."
I mean, WHAT DA F---??? So, they should run to press everytime they effed up? I don't like the Pentagon, but the idea that the public has a right to know about this, is childish and ridiculous.
"China would definitely sound as a pretty good idea"
usual suspect. I'd think more in the direction of Russia, or even more likely: US mercenary corporations, like Blackwater, since they have 1. money. 2. ACCESS!!!!!
"in the past China and Russia were recognized as the major spies in the world."
Nice attempt at demonizing 'the other'. AS IF THE AMERICANS WEREN'T SPYING LIKE CRAZY ON EVERYBODY TOO!!!
I really hate it when Americans make themselves out to be angels, and victims of whomever.
Especially when Reichwingers make themselves out to be victims of the poor, "the blacks", Obama, global warming (while they drive Hummers!) etc etc.
|i hope the world ends in 2012 so then i don't have any debts lol|
|posted by (2011-08-01 14:53:25)|
|They are all full of sh!t, crooks,Lies not just the u.s. they all full of sh!t|
|like the dumbasses they are, did they call it an act of war, lol|
|posted by (2011-08-02 10:54:55)|
|lol pentagon opened penthouse inside their courtyard, that's why hackers are trying to steal some porno clips of officials, lmao|
|what else arnt they telling us i mean its only now that this has come to light, it all sounds very suss to me...||
Most Popular Stories