Roman-catholic Nitwit, Nakasone a falling-down-drunk
coderman at protonmail.com
Tue Dec 15 12:57:01 PST 2020
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On Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:36 PM, professor rat <pro2rat at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> For NSA Director Gen. Nakasone, the attack ranks among the biggest crises of his time in office...He'll have to answer why private industry, rather than the multibillion-dollar enterprise he runs from a war room in Fort Meade, was first to raise the alarm.
from the article:
About 18,000 private and government users downloaded a Russian tainted software update — a Trojan horse of sorts — that gave its hackers a foothold into victims’ systems, according to SolarWinds, the company whose software was compromised.
Among those who use SolarWinds software are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State Department, the Justice Department, parts of the Pentagon and a number of utility companies.
The National Security Agency — the premier U.S. intelligence organization that both hacks into foreign networks and defends national security agencies from attacks — apparently did not know of the breach in the network-monitoring software made by SolarWinds until it was notified last week by FireEye. The N.S.A. itself uses SolarWinds software.
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