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    White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack - Yahoo! News

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 16 mins ago

    WASHINGTON The powerful attack that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realized, also targeting the White House, the Pentagon and the New York Stock Exchange.

    Other targets of the attack included the National Security Agency, Homeland Security Department, State Department, the Nasdaq stock market and The Washington Post, according to an early analysis of the malicious software used in the attacks. Many of the organizations appeared to successfully blunt the sustained computer assaults.

    The Associated Press obtained the target list from security experts analyzing the attacks. It was not immediately clear who might be responsible or what their motives were. South Korean intelligence officials believe the attacks were carried out by North Korea or pro-Pyongyang forces.
    This is the future of intelligence warfare. America must be on the forefront of it.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    The next businesses Obama & Company will buy, will be Symantec and McAffee.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander! The US should launch an all-out assault on every North Korean website in existence, and not relent until we've extracted a few concessions from them. Even petty third-world states like North Korea rely on the internet to some degree for intragovernment communication.
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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack - Yahoo! News

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 16 mins ago



    This is the future of intelligence warfare. America must be on the forefront of it.
    We aren't now and show little signs of putting ourselves on top. Bush took some first steps, anemic though they were, and Obama is expanding them, but there is nowhere near the public support that is necessary to bring America's cyberdefense up to the level where it needs to be. The first time that there is a serious, militarized cyber strike on the US (most likely on our infrastructure) it will be catastrophic. I fear this is inevitable because until the networked 9/11 occurs the threat will remain off most of the nation's radar

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    We aren't now and show little signs of putting ourselves on top. Bush took some first steps, anemic though they were, and Obama is expanding them, but there is nowhere near the public support that is necessary to bring America's cyberdefense up to the level where it needs to be. The first time that there is a serious, militarized cyber strike on the US (most likely on our infrastructure) it will be catastrophic. I fear this is inevitable because until the networked 9/11 occurs the threat will remain off most of the nation's radar
    Ya think Live Free Or Die Hard was a simulation? o.O Just a question.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey1499 View Post
    Ya think Live Free Or Die Hard was a simulation? o.O Just a question.
    Never saw it

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Never saw it
    Ah... well it's basically about a domestic terrorist using cyber attacks to steal America's money/bank accounts/etc. I would recommend seeing it, though. It's scary that something like that can (in theory) actually happen.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey1499 View Post
    The next businesses Obama & Company will buy, will be Symantec and McAffee.
    I hope not, they suck. But it would be on par with the sucky Auto-Manufacturers that are government owned.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey1499 View Post
    The next businesses Obama & Company will buy, will be Symantec and McAffee.
    Nah !!! They will bail out of that deal!!
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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander! The US should launch an all-out assault on every North Korean website in existence, and not relent until we've extracted a few concessions from them. Even petty third-world states like North Korea rely on the internet to some degree for intragovernment communication.
    For once, we agree, except I think we need to bomb Pyongyang. This is an act of war.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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