White House Confirms Successful Spearphishing Attack:
Hackers Linked to China the intrusion “took place earlier this month and involved unidentified hackers — believed to have used computer servers in China — who accessed the computer network used by… the president’s military office in charge of some of the government’s most sensitive communications, including strategic nuclear commands.” Politico reported this morning that an unnamed White House official confirmed the intrusion, but downplayed its impact, saying no damage had been done and no classified networks appear to have been breached. …If the reports are accurate, this intrusion would be the latest round in a clandestine cyberwar that has been raging for the last few years between the United States and China.
I have two very cynical, mutually-contradictory responses to this report.
China has reportedly pwned half of all private networks in the US, yet the US’ top cybersecurity priority is …Iran? Is this strategic leaking domestic psyops to create a causus belli to justify expanded operations against China?
(via White House confirms ‘spearphishing’ intrusion | Security & Privacy - CNET News)