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What Goes Around, Comes Around!!!

08/23/2014 12:37 AM

Official says hackers hit up to 25000 fed workers

And they wonder why we don't like being hacked!

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08/23/2014 1:47 AM

Maybe it would be easier to start a list of those databases that haven't been hacked....that is if any are left...

"Anonymous Says It Hacked the US Government Personnel Database Before China

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August 5, 2014 // 11:30 AM EST

Chinese hackers made headlines last month for hacking into United States government servers in March, but they weren't the only ones poking around on those servers: Anonymous claims it was too.

In fact, a high-level member of Anonymous says the group hacked the same government servers targeted by the Chinese, except months beforehand, through a different, previously unreported exploit.

In early July, the New York Times reported that Chinese hackers had found their way into government servers containing the personal information of numerous federal employees, known as the databases of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)."


https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&authuser=0&q=database+hacked&oq=database+hacked&gs_l=news-cc.1.0.43j43i53.4726.9529.0.12534.15.1.0.14.14.0.79.79.1.1.0...0.0...1ac.1.l1Ulsue--jw

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08/23/2014 12:07 PM

"... The Department of Homeland Security released an advisory warning to businesses, large or small, to ensure that their data has not been breached.

According to Homeland Security, there was a family of malware detected in October of last year, but was not recognized by anti-virus software until this month. Businesses should be proactive in checking if their data was breached as the malware may have infected some who are unaware. The PoS malware is called "Backoff" and was found exploiting business' accounts remotely and stealing customers information, including debit and credit card numbers. So far, seven businesses have confirmed that they have had customers affected, but the Secret Service estimates that over 1,000 businesses have been affected by the malware."...


http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/26353085/secret-service-over-1k-businesses-may-have-experienced-data-breach

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08/23/2014 12:32 PM

It should be obvious by now that there is no safe data storage anywhere.

It's too late to stop security breaches, even in government.

For all we know the CIA jerks in Utah may have been hacked, too.

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08/23/2014 12:45 PM

I don't know why they can't use something equivalent to a file cabinet, but digital.

Store sensitive data on servers that can't be accessed from the internet. Have people working at the server farm, and if someone needs access to certain data, it is encrypted, put in a packet and sent to that person only.

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08/23/2014 12:51 PM

Let's sue Al Gore. He invented the internet.

It's kinda like having sex with someone who has a VD.

We thought it was a good idea at the time.

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08/23/2014 2:41 AM

Yeah but your tax dollars will pay for the effects and the repairs...don't revel too much.

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08/23/2014 9:03 AM

that link attempted to attach 9 tracking cookies on me

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08/23/2014 10:19 AM

They all do that. All it takes is a couple of clicks to clean out cookies. I do it at least twice a week.

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08/23/2014 10:27 AM

Where's POS!!!.

That's my new name for Tinkerbell. He called me it first.

He knows all about this stuff. He's, "still working, for a different job".

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08/23/2014 4:13 PM

It is a sign of the times. First they steal a lollipop from a candy store, next is a quarter from a sibling, five dollars from mom, cash from a bodega, a gun from someone who has a stolen one, a car with the gun, a pedestrian's money and cell phone and maybe finally a bank. Some other bloke doesn't have the guts to do this face to face so he/she hits the keyboard and sees what he/she can do. Same thing but different weapon. Sees that they can get a lot more with the keyboard than the gun so they do the same thing and less risk than using the gun as the weapon.

Sometimes they do it for the fun of it and sometimes they do it for financial gain.

Hang them all!

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08/23/2014 5:30 PM

Unfortunately a lot of these hackers work for various governments and corporations and are paid to do this cyber spying....others are large criminal organisations just looking for information they can sell or use to their advantage....then there is the misguided delusional freelancers that have no real purpose, other than bragging rights....then you have your cyber security types looking for loopholes in security....This whole system seems to be poorly thought out...The only absolute security is absolutely no access...We need a rolling code system like they have for garage door openers...a cyber key into an isolated area that has no other access, other than onsite...this with a parallel system of gatekeepers...

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08/23/2014 7:10 PM

Hackers I can deal with. If I lose my money, that's one thing. But the US Government - via its various agencies - are quietly stealing my civil liberties. And yours.

That's something else entirely.

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08/23/2014 7:47 PM

Yes they are.

How do we stop it?

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08/23/2014 8:33 PM

Could you please detail the civil liberties I have lost....or perhaps you have lost...

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08/23/2014 11:55 PM

If you have to ask, it doesn't matter.

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08/24/2014 5:30 AM
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08/24/2014 10:34 AM

There's no shortage of rhetoric about the Patriot Act...The only people threatened are would be terrorists....If you fall into this category, then your complaints may have some truth....otherwise you are just a sympathizer...

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08/24/2014 10:46 AM

That would include the primary author of the Patriot Act, or do you suppose that he's just become a racist?

http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=346324

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08/24/2014 12:17 PM

So here's a Republican trying to limit the power to abuse the bulk recording of telephone conversations, an action authorized by a bill he authored....even though no known abuse has taken place...this is nothing more than a bureaucrat trying to appease the Party before retiring...

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08/24/2014 12:31 PM

There's a republican trying to erase the stain of government abuse of power from his blood red, starched shirt!

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08/24/2014 2:01 PM

Exactly!

Hey, just because we started it, doesn't mean what's happening now is our fault!

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08/24/2014 4:17 PM

Gee, I've been smelling agenda for a long time. Welcome aboard!

There are plenty of good people in government, but if you think the top dog politicians are looking out for us, I pity you.

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08/26/2014 8:46 AM

Indeed, Bill Gates should have his money taken away by the government. But wait, he got that money through free market! Shouldn't he be allowed to keep it? There's no way that the US government should be involved in business dealings, but what if they're done by a 'libtard' like Bill?

Free market only works in Utopia. In this world, there's always some mook who will try to take advantage. This is why there NEEDS to be regulation of the economy. Libertarianism would only set the stage for rampant abuse.

As for your top dogs, I'll never see retirement if Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul have their way. They'd all like to eliminate Social Security, Medicare and who knows what other programs that are really necessary if one is to retire.

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