Hackers publish contact info of 20,000 FBI employees

  • metta

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    Feb 09, 2016 4:40 PM GMT
    Hackers publish contact info of 20,000 FBI employees

    The hackers taunted federal officials, tweeting, "When will the US government realize we won't stop until they cut relations with Israel."

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/08/politics/hackers-fbi-employee-info/index.html
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    Feb 10, 2016 12:25 AM GMT
    and we so driven about the Clinton emails
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    Feb 10, 2016 3:18 AM GMT
    This whole issue about hacking really fascinating to me. How is it even possible these days? I can understand it happening when the Internet was in it's infancy but how were big companies like the U.S. Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan or the U.S. Postal service hacked? Not that I want to know how it was done, I just wonder why there isn't better encryption or firewalls to prevent it.
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    Feb 10, 2016 3:27 AM GMT
    Breeman saidI find this whole issue about hacking really fascinating to me. How is it even possible these days? I can understand it happening when the Internet was in it's infancy but how was the U.S. Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan or the U.S. Postal service hacked? Not that I want to know how it was done, I just wonder why there isn't better encryption or firewalls to prevent it.



    To best describe the answer(s) to your question(s) without giving away the true answer (I could get into trouble if I start naming names), but this famous line from Willy Wonka will have to do as your one and only clue. Take into context the scene, the product, Wonka and the comment, it really doesn't have to do with "lickable wallpaper" per se, its the creation that counts icon_idea.gif

    If it sounds like a riddle, it is....

    "we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams"




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    Feb 10, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
    Way to assemble a real quality team, Obama! Yes, it IS your responsibility, and in your case the rot starts at the top.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 10, 2016 6:43 PM GMT
    Breeman saidThis whole issue about hacking really fascinating to me. How is it even possible these days? I can understand it happening when the Internet was in it's infancy but how were big companies like the U.S. Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan or the U.S. Postal service hacked? Not that I want to know how it was done, I just wonder why there isn't better encryption or firewalls to prevent it.

    It's because the government outsources it's tech and goes with the lowest bidder, meaning its firewalls are designed by engineers in their first jobs right out of college, and they can't compete with crazy iron fist commies.
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    Feb 10, 2016 6:44 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidWay to assemble a real quality team, Obama! Yes, it IS your responsibility, and in your case the rot starts at the top.

    They need a bigger budget. It really comes down to getting what you pay for.
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    Feb 10, 2016 6:56 PM GMT
    I disagree, HJ. I've worked in government and I know the government employee, gold-bricking, slacker mentality. Add to the the outright corruption of Lois Lerner and the lack of serious leadership at the top across the spectrum of governmental offices, et voila, le IRS! What's needed are good managers instead of the politically appointed hacks we have there now.
  • Breeman

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    Feb 11, 2016 2:22 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    Breeman saidI find this whole issue about hacking really fascinating...



    To best describe the answer(s) to your question(s) without giving away the true answer (I could get into trouble if I start naming names), but this famous line from Willy Wonka will have to do as your one and only clue. Take into context the scene, the product, Wonka and the comment, it really doesn't have to do with "lickable wallpaper" per se, its the creation that counts icon_idea.gif

    If it sounds like a riddle, it is....

    "we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams"



    Wow! interesting response, thanks! Something to think about


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    Feb 11, 2016 3:09 AM GMT
    they have a zero dollar iT budget and their equipment is from the 1950's
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    Feb 11, 2016 3:54 AM GMT
    Breeman saidThis whole issue about hacking really fascinating to me. How is it even possible these days? I can understand it happening when the Internet was in it's infancy but how were big companies like the U.S. Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan or the U.S. Postal service hacked? Not that I want to know how it was done, I just wonder why there isn't better encryption or firewalls to prevent it.


    Lots and lots of reasons, but *my* favorite is the fact that for the last 20-30 years or so, the feds (Reps *and* Dems equally) have so viciously demonized and prosecuted homegrown hackers of all sorts that they ended up culling a vital talent pool. Lots of whiz kids have gone to jail and worse for the crime of trying to learn outside the lines.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz


    And again to be clear, both parties continually affirm this direction year after year. Show me a national security bill that increases the federal government's power and motivation to prosecute the US's most talented young security experts in training, and I'll show you a bill that clears any filibuster with bipartisan support in both houses and gets signed into law by a POTUS from either side of the aisle with at best feeble artificial objections after the fact.
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    Feb 12, 2016 9:22 PM GMT
    pellaz saidand we so driven about the Clinton emails


    The Clinton emails are probably freely available on Chinese servers now.

  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 5:45 AM GMT
    Teen arrested in Britain linked to hack of US spy chiefs


    http://news.yahoo.com/teen-arrested-britain-linked-hack-us-spy-chiefs-220322078.html