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    US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    04/07/15
    By Andrea Mitchell

    U.S. officials said Tuesday that Russia was behind a cyberattack on an unclassified White House system last year. The conclusion that Russia was behind the hack was first reported by CNN. U.S. officials later confirmed to NBC News that Russia allegedly conducted the cyberattack. But the international hack allegedly did not impact any classified information, officials said. The system contained the president’s private schedule.

    Officials told NBC News it is believed the Russians got into the system through State Department computers. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the Obama administration was up front when it disclosed the “cyber intrusion” last year, and the White House takes regular steps to prevent hackers from gaining access. “There’s always vulnerability,” Rhodes said. “The fact is that’s why we have a classified system, because there’s less risk on the classified system, and that is secure. On the unclassified system, we take regular actions to prevent vulnerabilities in security.”

    Russia is believed to have accessed classified systems in the past. It likely carried out the “agent.btz” malware attack on U.S. military systems in 2008, which occurred after a corrupted flash drive was inserted into a U.S. military laptop in the Middle East, said former FBI assistant executive director Shawn Henry, who is now CEO of the cybersecurity consulting firm Crowdstrike.

    NBC News has reported last year’s White House hack occurred in early October, and there were signs the cyber intrusion originated in Russia with the backing of Russia’s government. The hack came after the U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, which eventually led to the annexation of Crimea in early 2014. Russia was also accused of supporting separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. Last week, President Barack Obama signed an executive order authorizing the first sanctions program against cyberattackers who pose a “significant threat” to American interests.
    More than others by a far margin, Russia and China are constantly probing weaknesses in US government, military, financial, corporate, educational, and infrastructure networks.

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

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    More than others by a far margin, Russia and China are constantly probing weaknesses in US government, military, financial, corporate, educational, and infrastructure networks.
    Of course they are. They have decided to opt for a multi polar system of International security. So we will see more of this.

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    Yeah.....they got in thru the State Dept's Computers. Imagine that!!!!!

    Guess who is looking responsible for that. Sure looks like Hillary has caused a Major National Security Breach.

    Funny how that goes back to October to and after Gowdy Subpenoa'd Hillary to produce her documentation.

    Do you think someone woke Hillary up this morning, letting her know.....that many are now, looking at her and lies about she didn't conduct business on her private email account. That she allowed our State Dept and now the White House to be hacked.

    Looks like she has put BO at more risk than all thought.

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    Can't help but chuckle over this one.

    The Hackingest Government in the World gets hacked itself.

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Can't help but chuckle over this one.

    The Hackingest Government in the World gets hacked itself.

    Mornin HD. Do you think it would have happened so easily if the State Dept had been on top of their people using Private emails and talking Nation Business.

    We do need to Bring Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin in to testify and for humiliation time before the people.

    Also we need to get that Romanian Hacker to confess to who else he was able to hack. Getting their Emails addresses from Hillary. The guy is in Prison and before he has an accident. We do need to get to him before anyone decides to remove his thorn from Hillary's side.

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Can't help but chuckle over this one.

    The Hackingest Government in the World gets hacked itself.
    All the while the administration pretends to know more than the private sector, and how the private sector should protect it's systems and networks.

    Not saying that the private sector is perfect, we know that to be far from the truth, but the hackee telling, dictating, to others what they must do to prevent from being hacked. Typical self-delusional omnipotence.
    It's a global Jihad, stupid. Allowing that poison into the country is only going to increase the damage it inflicts on others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin HD. Do you think it would have happened so easily if the State Dept had been on top of their people using Private emails and talking Nation Business.

    We do need to Bring Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin in to testify and for humiliation time before the people.

    Also we need to get that Romanian Hacker to confess to who else he was able to hack. Getting their Emails addresses from Hillary. The guy is in Prison and before he has an accident. We do need to get to him before anyone decides to remove his thorn from Hillary's side.
    Mornin' to you too MMC.

    No matter, some other crazy story like this will break again. General incompetence is inherent to government operations, it is a bipartisan effect.

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Mornin' to you too MMC.

    No matter, some other crazy story like this will break again. General incompetence is inherent to government operations, it is a bipartisan effect.
    Yeah it is Bi partisan effect when it comes to managing. But.....it never was made so easy like before. Until, we had the Incompetent Hillary Clinton become Secretary of State and oh, the rest of BO's team of misfits.

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah it is Bi partisan effect when it comes to managing. But.....it never was made so easy like before. Until, we had the Incompetent Hillary Clinton become Secretary of State and oh, the rest of BO's team of misfits.
    I'm having a hard time deciding which group of criminal misfits is worse--Barack's or Dubya's......

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    Re: US officials: Russia hacked the White House last year

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I'm having a hard time deciding which group of criminal misfits is worse--Barack's or Dubya's......
    Well, the Lil Bush screw up was definitely creating that waste of space known as the Dept of Homeland Security......as he should have known the Demos would play off that and try to make that Dept grow to equal the Military. Get more numbers into Government and more waste. Definitely a Bush screw up there.

    But now sheer incompetency and not having a clue about much where the big boys play.....That is all on BO peep and his Team.

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