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    Re: Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. Officials through Social Networks, report says

    As I recall, though I have no link, or regime bragged about conducting a cyber attack on Iran. When it happened I don't know if it was said but the bragging was done in August before some presidential convention and claims the dictator was doing nothing about Iran? I don't recall the congress declaring war in Iran yet our dictator chose a first strike. Yes I know it's only cyber war....what could happen in retaliation.....just the EOTWAWKI.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A group of Iranian hackers has waged a creative campaign of cyber-espionage, targeting hundreds of high-ranking U.S. defense, diplomatic and other officials who are lured to fake Web sites through an elaborate social media network that features a bogus online news site, according to a new report.

    Since at least 2011, the hackers have targeted current and former senior military officials, including a four-star admiral; current and former foreign policy officials who work on nonproliferation issues; as well as personnel from more than 10 U.S. and Israeli defense contractors, according to iSight Partners, a cybersecurity research firm.



    The operation, which the firm dubbed Newscaster, uses sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to draw in the hackers’ targets, iSight Partners researchers said. Its centerpiece is a fake news site called NewsOnAir.org, which features foreign policy and defense stories.

    The hackers appear to be after intelligence that could support weapon systems development, or provide insight into the U.S. military, the U.S.-Israel alliance or nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States and other powers, the report said. The researchers could not determine, however, what data might have been stolen

    The social networking is so elaborate they’ve got connections to the highest levels of American policy,’’ said John Hultquist, iSight Partners’ head of intelligence on cyber-espionage......snip~

    Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. officials through social networks, report says - The Washington Post


    Well.....seems the Iranians have breached our people. What say ye?

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    Re: Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. Officials through Social Networks, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    This is news?

    Yeesh. What is the post going to tell us next - that the Iranians are working on nukes and may have even taken over our embassy a few years back?
    Mornin' CPW. Yeah.....well this is the plight of the MS Media under BO. The reason I posted it is due to the Iranians.....Not being the most apt at hacking. Yet here they are all into our diplomatic people electronic devices that they themselves use. While playing with Social media.

    So what do you think it shows.....when those who are not known to be competent or a major threat start doing something they were not even considered capable of doing?

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    Re: Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. Officials through Social Networks, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    As I recall, though I have no link, or regime bragged about conducting a cyber attack on Iran. When it happened I don't know if it was said but the bragging was done in August before some presidential convention and claims the dictator was doing nothing about Iran? I don't recall the congress declaring war in Iran yet our dictator chose a first strike. Yes I know it's only cyber war....what could happen in retaliation.....just the EOTWAWKI.

    Mornin' Cal. I am not sure.....I don't recall BO or his team saying much about the hacking of the Iranians. I don't remember him or his team doing any bragging nor taking Kudos for this.

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    Re: Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. Officials through Social Networks, report says

    This was the first link on it, but not the one where our regime boasted about it...
    U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran was 'act of force,' NATO study found - Washington Times



    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' Cal. I am not sure.....I don't recall BO or his team saying much about the hacking of the Iranians. I don't remember him or his team doing any bragging nor taking Kudos for this.

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    Re: Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. Officials through Social Networks, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    This was the first link on it, but not the one where our regime boasted about it...
    U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran was 'act of force,' NATO study found - Washington Times
    Thanks for the link Cal. Still who would have ever thought that the Iranians would become competent enough to be classified as Good Hackers.

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    Re: Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. Officials through Social Networks, report says

    Poor man's rifle in a modern war.

    And the stupid thing is our nation has fired the first shot, bragged about it, and will b & moan when retaliated against.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Thanks for the link Cal. Still who would have ever thought that the Iranians would become competent enough to be classified as Good Hackers.

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