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August 06, 2015

Russia Hacks the Joint Chiefs. Yawn.

Isn't there some Quality Premium Cable Series on tonight?

U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system, which has been shut down and taken off line for nearly two weeks. According to the officials, the "sophisticated cyber intrusion" occurred sometime around July 25 and affected some 4,000 military and civilian personnel work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

What is "sophisticated," to our government? The last "hack" was carried out by sophisticated hackers who, when our government gave them the passwords to root access to our sensitive personnel files, accepted that email.

So... Sure. "Sophisiticated."

Sources tell NBC News that it appears the cyberattack relied on some kind of automated system that rapidly gathered massive amounts of data and within a minute distributed all the information to thousands of accounts on the Internet. The officials also report the suspected Russian hackers coordinated the sophisticated cyberassault via encrypted accounts on social media.

While the officials say its not clear whether the attack was sanctioned by the Russian government or conducted by individuals given the scope of the attack, "It was clearly the work of a state actor."

Obama's administration is riddled by the cancer of failure, but shhh. Don't tell anyone.

Just keep them watching their TVs.

Unrelated: We must ban axes and chemicals.





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