24,000 Files Stolen From Pentagon In Cyber Attack

Subject: General Tech | July 15, 2011 - 02:37 PM |
Tagged: pentagon, hack, Cyber Security, cracking

If we thought that the antics of LulzSec and Anonymous were bad, the recent admission by the Pentagon that 24,000 files were stolen by an as yet identified to the public attacker is not good news at all. Exactly what was taken has not been released; however Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said that the Pentagon believes the attacker was a foreign government and according to Fox News, Lynn stated that “’we have a pretty good idea’ who did it.”

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The Pentagon attack was revealed to the public during a speech on Thursday as a preface to a newly proposed more active cyber-defense. The Pentagon believes that the threat of retaliation is not enough of a deterrent to stop attackers, and a more active defense is needed. The strategy includes a greater focus on defense rather than offensive measures, improving its workers’ computer habits to mitigate the risk of succumbing to viruses and malware, and calls for collaboration with other federal agencies, contractors, and foreign allies.

You can read more about the attack and the proposed defense to further attacks here.

Source: Fox News
July 16, 2011 | 12:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

IT WAS OBVIOUSLY CHINA DURR

April 10, 2012 | 11:17 AM - Posted by amberprovost

That is hilarious! I was just reading that the Pentagon, according to a home security systems site, was the most secure structure in the New World! You know you live at an ironic time when you can have the strongest and most impenetrable structure and still get breached!

August 8, 2011 | 02:41 AM - Posted by lissabrown

Everyone knows that Pentagon should have a very strong security level, it makes you wonder who was able to broke it and steal all this data. It's scary... And I am using my computer without any security software, if this happened to such a institution than anything is possible, I should get a free antivirus download as fast as I can!

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