Monday, January 23, 2017

Hacking politicians

The Inquirer has an article about cyberwar against India.... much of the article is about stealing industrial or military secrets but it includes this snippet:

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was hacked in November while the elite National Security Guard’s website was reportedly defaced with profanity-laden messages for Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month.

yeah. Trumpie's friend Theil is mentioned in the article: local companies are copying his techniques to stop hacking.

Its newest offering Prophecy is modelled on products made by Palantir Technologies, a private security firm whose founders include Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel and whose clientele includes the CIA and the FBI.


and although the Chinese stole my federal personnel file, along with a lot of other information, hacked the FDIC, had put spyware on my cheap Chinese made computer and a lot of local cellphones, this was not considered a problem.

and then there was the casino heist here in Manila where Chinese gangsters stole Bengladesh's money from the Fed in NYC and laundered it via our banks here. Bengladesh and the Philippines were blamed for their lax laws that let them do it but none of the mobsters who got away have been charged.

there is a cyber war going on. Even Hollywood made two movies about it. But it wasn't a priority until Hillary got caught in dirty tricks.

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