[cryptome] USG v Apple: Hack of US government Security clearance system

  • From: douglas rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 18:41:28 +0000

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/07/09/hack-of-security-clearance-system-affected-21-5-million-people-federal-authorities-say/

When one thinks of the sheer enormity of this hack...and to see it quoted in a court case where the FBI is spending so much time and resources in finding out the info on one Iphone, yet the rest of the government appears to be doing nothing to protect all those employees who work for it. Really is quite shocking. The government is even saying that it was the Chinese government who did the hack and that the information was available for a whole year, before the hack was discovered!!! Of course, the hack was the fault of the Chinese, and they shouldn't have done it. To take advantage of the US in such a way is just downright unethical, illegal and against the very best of international friendship and diplomacy. The stuff wasn't even encrypted!!!.

It really is quite an amazing case this one. One wonders just what the American people are going to do when sufficient numbers of them discover just how much their privacy and secrecy has been compromised. Imagine, all those names, addresses, all sorts of identifiers, jobs, security clearances, who has applied for what, available to the Chinese secret services and government, yet here we have huge amount of resources being spent on mounting a campaign against Apple because the government says it can't get access to information about one terrorist and his networks and circle of friends, aquaintances and fellow conspirers. And all being exposed in the USG v Apple case...
Unbelievable!
ATB
Dougie.

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