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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The New York Times computer was hacked by the Chinese. They closed all the back doors on the computer and replaced insecure equipment but were still hacked because the the Chinese were going through the building’s thermostat which was connected to the computer. The thermostat ratted them out. Its like a PK Dick novel come alive.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The Wall St. Journal was also hacked into. Interesting that we make very little noise to upset the Chinese. Of course it could be that the billions in our debt gives them a lot of leverage to avoid much criticism. Obama has been strangely silent on their pirating intellectual rights, computer hacking and more openly supporting North Korea. Maybe China knows that if they dump all our debt on the markets it will spike up interest rates and play havoc with our economy. We are so screwed and we don’t even talk about it here and pretend it’s no big deal. They have us right where they want us, beholden to them.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    The NYT attack, afaik, was with an email spear-phish attack which installs a RAT (remote access tool). The thermostat infiltration was used to hit a financial instituition (forget which) a couple years back.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    It’s believed that the hackers were hired by a billionaire Chinese bureaucrat’s family who was exposed by the Times.

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    People still open attachments? My work for the past 20 years or so was in vain…

  6. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    All the time. Our forensics team recently had to deal with a Dutch bank’s compromised workstations in Germany. They determined that these compromised machines had been hit several months before…

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    You are right about the thermostat. Still it brings to my mind being spied on by my toaster or oven if they are connected to the computer.

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Heh, we had joked that the days of wondering if the fridge light switched off once we closed the door was over. We could remote in and check the light switch. Then someone joked that a foreign power could cause a higher consumption of energy by remotely switching on everyone’s fridge light with the door closed!

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Ha!

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    “Obama has been strangely silent on their pirating intellectual rights, "
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    Good lord, I’m not a fan of Obozo, but I think most recent presidents have been fairly quiet on China’s pirating of intellectual rights.

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