December 20, 2014

America hacked.

America is the target of hackers worldwide.  Sensitive information, stored on computers,
is not secure due to organized, as well as, private hackers. Corporations, the military, and
govts. refuse to adapt to those conditions....why?

There are tens of thousands of hacking attempts on government each year, and rising.
Nobody knows how many attacks occur in the private sector.  And yet, industry and govt.
still do business by email.  They keep records on computers that can be hacked.

If the internet is not secure, then don't connect computers that store sensitive data to the
internet. The needed leadership on this issue is lacking from the White House.
Revisiting this post, an half year later...
June 7, 2015 The U.S. government gives up personal data secrets with barely a fight.

June, 2015  The House hearing on the OPM hack

 Jun 8 2015,   Army's Public Website Hacked by Unknown Intruders

Cyberattack on USIS may have hit even more government agencies

The U.S. Congress, although it has recognized something is terribly wrong with our IT in the Federal Govt for some months....Congress is not the body that has the power to address the issue with any effectiveness.   Parties in this information hack minimally cooperate with Congress, which is the pattern of the Obama Administration.   It might be different if we had a President who had the talent to lead on important issues.  Must our computers be as easy to compromise as our borders?   The word that best describes the Obama Administration is "incompetent".

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A cyberattack launched from Russia last month successfully hacked into a non-classified Pentagon email system used by personnel of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. officials said Thursday.  The officials told NBC News the breach was sophisticated and managed to gather large amounts of data and disseminate it to various accounts on the Internet.

Since 2010 - China Read Emails of Top U.S. Officials
The senior official says the private emails of "all top national security and trade officials" were targeted.  The Chinese also harvested the email address books of targeted officials, according to the document, reconstructing and then "exploiting the(ir) social networks" by sending malware to their friends and colleagues.  The time period overlaps with Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account while Secretary of State from Jan. 21, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2013. The names and ranks of the officials whose emails were actually grabbed, however, were not disclosed in the NSA briefing nor by the intelligence official.

Hillary's server hacked,
Not only this, but amazingly...
"...she chose to ignore these rules and not only use a private, unsecured server to conduct government business; she used an unsecured mobile device in a foreign country that is an adversary to the United States. She did this not once or twice; she did it multiple times."

IRS Fails To Follow Basic Web Security Procedures, Increases Risk Of Taxpayer Identity Theft

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