[ISN] Easter Bunny Continues to Compromise US Military Computers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 01:26:22 -0600 (CST)
Forwarded from: "J. Oquendo" <sil (at) infiltrated.net>

More humorous news from the "Chinese invades the US Infrastructure" 
front. I don't know about anyone else, but imagine me stating: "I saw 
Tom Jones steal my car but I can't be sure it was Tom Jones... Or even 
my car", would you say I was insane? I know if I read that, I would 
think the writer suffered from multiple personality disorder. I'd think 
the writer would have deep rooted psychological issues and a vividly 
UNCLEAR grasp of reality. So today's quote:

  "This wasn't the first such cyberattack, and officials said that 
  earlier incarnations of the virus had exported information such as 
  convoy and troop movements here. It was not clear precisely what 
  information, if any, was being pulled from Department of Defense 
  computers by this latest virus, they said. [1]"

Wait a minute... Did they or didn't they, are you sure or unsure. Was it 
China or was it the Easter Bunny? Surprisingly, news agencies are all 
over the place with this entire fiasco. Here we have the press stating 
"Chinese Moo Goo Gai Pan Hackers are pwning the US Government!" while in 
the same breathe they're saying: "Russian Vodka Drinking Hackers are 
pwning the US Government!"

  A Defense Department source said that the attack was significant and
  got everyone's attention. It is not clear if the malware was created
  by an individual hacker or whether the Russian government may have
  had some involvement. [2]

The problem with news regarding breaches in the US Government is, it 
emphasizes the fact that - the US Government really has no clue as to 
who is attacking and or compromising their networks. At this point 
whoever seems to be an enemy shall be labeled so irrespective of any 
valid proof. Iraq + Yellow cake anyone? All is generally speculation at 
this point. On the one hand we have them stating: "Tom Jones stole the 
car, but we can neither confirm that Tom Jones stole the car!" In a 
court of law wouldn't this be double jeopardy?


J. Oquendo

"Each player must accept the cards life deals him
or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone
must decide how to play the cards in order to win
the game." Voltaire

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