New Hacking Attack against US: China under Suspicion Added: Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Successful foreign cyberattacks on US government databases continued: first, Russia was blamed for intrusion, now it’s China’s turn. Apparently, Korea is next in the line.
A few days ago, Russia was blamed for a spear-phishing attack on the Pentagon’s joint staff email system. The latter resulted in exposing about 4,000 civilian and military employees. Now the reports emerged about a separate set of Chinese hack attacks, which targeted the personal emails of top national security and trade officials. These intrusions sought personal email information from top administration officials and started 5 years ago. According to the reports, the hacks are still going on, but there are no names about any of the officials targeted.
At the moment, the American government is dealing with a number of investigations into security breaches. As you may have heard, the largest of them was the hack of the Office of Personnel Management, which potentially exposed the personal data of 22 million people.
While the American government is trying to figure out the best way to protect its data, in many cases, better encryption doesn’t help, because in the case with the OPM hack, the attackers obtained the credentials of an employee at private company and used them to gain legitimate access to the network.
Third-party security researchers are skeptical about the China’s involvement in the latest attack. They point out that the hacks of private emails took place over the period when then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton was receiving work-related correspondence in her own private accounts. Internet activists also criticize the American government for appearing incompetent in protecting its data.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
|Aren't there any real IT's in USA? Or even someone with enough common sense to say hey maybe we should take all that government info out of the networks that connect to the internet. That's how you protect your data. Take it offline. Simple stuff, son. Seriously what the ffff????|
|It's probably a psy-op.|
|just send the emails to clinton, shel make sure EVERYONE sees them...DURR da DURRRRRRRRRRRR|
OPPA GANGNAM STYLE
|Americans doing something that makes sense... Pull the other one now. Of course they blame china. If brain cells were high explosives, the US government couldn't dislodge a boogie.||
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