Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer

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    White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers -- reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands -- were breached by Chinese hackers.

    “This was a spear phishing attack against an unclassified network,” a White House official told FoxNews.com. “These types of attacks are not infrequent and we have mitigation measures in place.”

    A law enforcement official who works with members of the White House Military Office confirmed the Chinese attack to FoxNews.com on Monday, but it remains unclear what information, if any, was taken or left behind.

    "This [White House Communications Agency] guy opened an email he wasn't supposed to open," the source said.


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    wow
     
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    Wow is right....

    Recall Wen Ho Lee?

    Los Alamos Scientist Lee Pleads Not Guilty / He is charged with copying weapons data, will be jailed until trial
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    Published 4:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 14, 1999


    1999-12-14 04:00:00 PDT Albuquerque, N.M. -- A former U.S. weapons scientist pleaded not guilty yesterday to the illegal computer downloading of a vast trove of nuclear arms data, but a federal magistrate ordered him jailed pending trial, declaring that the acts he is accused of represent "a clear and present danger to the security of the United States."



    Read more: Los Alamos Scientist Lee Pleads Not Guilty / He is charged with copying weapons data, will be jailed until trial - SFGate


    What the heck will it take for this nation to wake up??


    Don't say it.
     
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    So China regularly tries to hack into the White House... It doesnt make me feel better at all to learn this is a fequent occurence.
     
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    Gee, the WH is sure on top of things. They know their computer was hacked into, but have no idea what information was taken or left behind. Doesn't this make you feel better about national security?
     
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    I'm sure an apology is forthcoming it just remains to be seen from which side it will come.
     
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    Was it hacking or did obama just leak the pass codes like he did with the drone.
     
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    Why are our nuclear weapons considered unclassified?

    Anyone find this a little fishy?
     
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    i wonder if we'll ever hear from Senator Dianne Feinstein again.......:eusa_shifty:
     
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    What a silly statement. If there is an apology, the White house (or rather tha American Embassy in China will in order to give the White House "plausible deniability) will be the ones apologizing to China for not making our websites more accessible.
     
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    You guys will cheer anything that even remotely makes the president look bad, Chinese cyber espionage is a serious matter where it seems we will never have the upper hand. They have penetrated every public, private and government network in the world out of sheer numerical superiority.
     

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