Started by drunkenshoe, December 14, 2020, 09:41:18 AM
QuoteThe Trump administration acknowledged on Sunday that hackers acting on behalf of a foreign government â€" almost certainly a Russian intelligence agency, according to federal and private experts â€" broke into a range of key government networks, including in the Treasury and Commerce Departments, and had free access to their email systems.Officials said a hunt was on to determine if other parts of the government had been affected by what looked to be one of the most sophisticated, and perhaps among the largest, attacks on federal systems in the past five years. Several said national security-related agencies were also targeted, though it was not clear whether the systems contained highly classified material.The Trump administration said little in public about the hack, which suggested that while the government was worried about Russian intervention in the 2020 election, key agencies working for the administration â€" and unrelated to the election â€" were actually the subject of a sophisticated attack that they were unaware of until recent weeks.â€œThe United States government is aware of these reports, and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation,â€ John Ullyot, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s cybersecurity agency, whose leader was fired by President Trump last month for declaring that there had been no widespread election fraud, said in a statement that it had been called in as well.The Commerce Department acknowledged that one of its agencies had been affected, without naming it. But it appeared to be the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which helps determine policy for internet-related issues, including setting standards and blocking imports and exports of technology that is considered a national security risk. ...
Quote from: Unbeliever on December 14, 2020, 09:05:21 PMAnd Trump's response was to act swiftly to denounce Russia for the hacking.Oh, wait, no he didn't, he went golfing. My bad.
Quote from: aitm on December 17, 2020, 08:11:31 AMI keep all my gold buried under a Bush in my backyard, and my cash stuffed under my mattress. No one would ever know.
Quote from: SGOS on December 17, 2020, 10:33:43 AMI believe I had that very Time-Life series about pirates/sailing ships/whatever, but they were lost in divorce, moves, and house cleaning. I had several of those series that were devoted to all sorts of topics, but all the information was basically from other books. It's like some department at Time-Life decided to do research papers.
Quote from: Cassia on December 17, 2020, 10:56:29 AMYes, my favorite ones are about the huge "ships of the line" and also the smaller frigates like the USS Constitution and her various entanglements. And speaking of the Treasury dept. they operated the United States Revenue Cutter Service to catch various smugglers back in the day.