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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:19 PM

Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications

Source: BBC.com

The US agency in charge of secure communication for the White House has been the victim of a cyber-attack.

The US Department of Defence confirmed that computer systems controlled by the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) had been hacked, exposing the personal data of about 200,000 people.

The agency oversees military communications including calls for US President Donald Trump.

The data exposed included names and social security numbers.

The agency is responsible for the military cyber-security and it sets up communications networks in combat zones.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51580925



WHY the hell is this news flash not headlines EVERYWHERE?

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Reply Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications (Original post)
BadGimp Feb 21 OP
bucolic_frolic Feb 21 #1
Loubee Feb 21 #2
lagomorph777 Feb 21 #3
nykym Feb 21 #4
Scotch-Irish Feb 22 #17
LiberalArkie Feb 21 #5
DENVERPOPS Feb 21 #10
llmart Feb 21 #6
leftieNanner Feb 21 #15
DallasNE Feb 21 #7
DENVERPOPS Feb 21 #8
CloudWatcher Feb 21 #9
CaptYossarian Feb 21 #11
Wounded Bear Feb 21 #12
CaptYossarian Feb 21 #16
sakabatou Feb 21 #13
defacto7 Feb 21 #14

Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:27 PM

1. Dumb hackers

Why would they hack what Trump releases daily?

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:29 PM

2. Is Rudy still in charge of that?

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Response to Loubee (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:51 PM

3. I thought Jared was in charge of that.

Or was it Mr. Whipple, the Charmin guy?

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:05 PM

4. Just maybe the

Ukraine call is there...

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Response to nykym (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:03 AM

17. That's what I was wondering. Is it the server where his Ukraine call is?

 

If so, I wonder who hacked it? Russia already knows the whole thing, but maybe another country is going to hold it over trump's head for a quid pro quo of their own.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:10 PM

5. Just wait until he turns Air Force 1 over to Putin

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:22 PM

10. Trump's new AirForceOne colors

Are the same color and configuration as the Russian flag, but just upside down. All he has to do is invert the bands of color and BINGO an enormous 747 sized, flying Russian Flag........

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:42 PM

6. Yet people still think our election couldn't have been hacked.

I'll bet Washington is in more chaos then the citizens of this country even know due to the addle brained idiot in the White House.

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Response to llmart (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 07:20 PM

15. Especially since he has fired everyone who is in any way competent

Or they have walked out on their own.

Now with Grenell as DNI, who the hell knows what is going to happen? I'm hoping that the IC doesn't tell him everything they know.

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:44 PM

7. And Why Would Social Security Number

Not be encrypted on the database? Are those computer systems that out of date?

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:17 PM

8. Oooops

They have merely stumbled across the Putin/Trump back channel communication system everybody has been wondering about.
They knew Trump was communicating back and forth directly with Putin, they just couldn't figure out how......

It couldn't be more obvious that Trump asks Putin WHAT do do, and also asks HOW it should be done to cause the most damage.......

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:19 PM

9. DOD security

One clue of the breach was when https://disa.mil was redirected to http://disa.ru. Most people didn't really notice, those that did assumed it was an intentional change coming from the top.








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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:23 PM

11. Their password is 1-2-3-4.

But don't tell anyone.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:29 PM

12. I hear they changed that now...

Now, it's 4-3-2-1. But don't let that out. It's top secret.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 07:36 PM

16. It makes us wish we were stable geniuses.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:40 PM

13. I've got the same combination on my luggage!

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Response to BadGimp (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:42 PM

14. Kick

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