CIA Chief Equates Hacking Frenzy to Pearl Harbor

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Stewox

Perl Harbor was  a false flag

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jonelsorel

By comparing this to Pearl Harbor, does mr CIA imply that they knew it was gonna happen and did nothing about it? :)  Nice one Leon!

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LatiosXT

I mentioned a while ago that these hackers need to stop, because eventually governments will take this as a sign to validate their excuse to censor the internet. All this will do is make the average user under the influece of Big Brother even more while said hackers will get away with their relatively "free" internet.

The US government in particular isn't really going to beef up its security I think, it'll take this as a sign (or it already as) to beat the crap out of their attackers and then leave their security holes open. "Why should I change? They're the ones who are wrong!"

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MeanSquare

There are so few things that Mr. Penetta and I agree on that I can count them on one finger.  This is the one.
Groups like lulz aren't the real issue at all.  They'll get in, cause a ruckus and annoy people, but the actual harm done in miniscule.  The issue (and where Penetta is very right) is that this makes obvious some very serious security flaws in our government systems.  I'm not surprised that Congress is the weak link.  Most Congressmen don't have a clue about technology (as shown by the ways they try to make legislation concerning it -- Can you say DRM?)  They tend to use it without following the necessary security procedures and we see little incidents like this that show they still don't.  It must drive their tech-savvy aides crazy.

What's going to happen (barring a major epiphany on Congress' part) is that someone with ill intent will succeed in a major hack with very serious National Security repercussions.  I'm not sure it hasn't already happened and we/they just don't know it yet.  (I'd put my bet on China at this point.  They have some pretty decent hackers and a desire to know our secrets as past experience has shown.)

The whole point of establishing the DHS was to prevent this sort of thing.  I'm guessing that you can establish procedures, but you can't make Congressfolk actually follow them.

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jonelsorel

Aren't you a little quick to point fingers there, mr right? I'm betting my money that you're an american.. am I wrong? EVERY "civilised" country on this planet has an intelligence agency, and I bet they don't all use it for bird watching..

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ScytheNoire

Comparing this to Pearl Harbor is an insult to all those who died there in that attack. This is not an act of war, this is pointing out the weak security sites are using and how the US isn't the only one who can take down a site. The US likes to go around being the world bully, taking over sites illegally, thinking it controls the internet and can censor it as it see's fit. Lulz are just showing that any one can do it, not just the US.

Frankly, there needs to be a change in law that says that any company that holds personal information of people is required to be up to date on security or face major punishment. It's their job to be secure. They like to save money and allow their network infrastructure to lapse, all because of greed. They are doing this to themselves, it's their own greed that is bringing down their sites.

But if this is a war, Lulz didn't start it, ICE and the US goverment did. They started the attack against the people, backing the MAFIAA rather than the voters. They started a battle they cannot win. You can't defeat the hydra, and they need to learn that. Smarten up US government, time to work for your voters, not against them. And you don't control the world of the internet, thinking you do will be your downfall.

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nHeroGo

When civilians do bad things then it is "an act of war" so the rendition/kidnapping programs are just a phone call away. But when China, the big credit lender, is poking around, then we take one step at the time. (please note that we are back to Pearl Harbor now, because we are so over this nine eleven langauge, even though it is more fitting). 

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Trooper_One

China doesn't need to invade USA or launch nukes.  All they need to do is recall their US loans and the USA will simply collapse.

But why would they do any of the three?  It's more profitable to earn $$$ from someone else's debt load.

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TerribleToaster

Fun fact: The US has a larger debt with Japan than China.

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Joji

Well screw the CIA anyways. They are guilty of many crimes. :/ They always get away with things in exchange of military intel and etc.

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level1paladin

They took down Escapist and EVE Online in the last hour.

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TerribleToaster

 

"Oh hey look, the world's largest military superpower. Let's poke them with a stick and see what happens."

 

In all honesty, I won't be surprised if these LulzSec hackers don't live to see the New Year.

Yes their "hack" on the US was basically nothing. But then again, the US is prone to overreacting. And the CIA is not known for its humanitarian efforts. Combine that with all the other hacks and you'll probably get your own little task force, just for you.

I am starting to wonder if they have a death wish or a "I'd like to get raped in jail" wish as they seem be trying to find out how much they can piss people off and the options for an ending in that direction are pretty limited.

 

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Marthian

yeah their not that great really, if you met them in real life, you probably could subdue them easily. But this is literally a death/jail wish, its pissing everyone off.

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level1paladin

Could be these guys are operating from Guatemala too. 

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DDRDiesel

"Lulz Security might very well be on a mission to hack the entire planet"

 

Hack the planet!

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Carlidan

Like the Hacker movie reference there. :)

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timmmaaayyy2003

What is the DHS cyber security division for if not to prevent just this sort of thing from happening? If Lulz can do it, what's to keep a "real" baddie from doing it?

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level1paladin

Agreed.  Doing it for lulz is one thing, but any number of their group or any group could do far worse.  I suspect the DHS Cyber Division is much like the rest of DHS, a good way to shift money around in the name of protecting us.

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