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    Posted: 16 Jul 2011 at 9:09am
The Warner Robins Patriot - 24 000 data files stolen from defense contractor in massive cyber attack

Strange. I saw this on the news Thursday night. CBS, I think.  The web seems rather quiet about it. Most articles I've ran across were not nearly as detailed as the TV news. Most only mention one attack in which 24,000 files were stolen.  I'm not sure if it was that attack or a previous one, the DoD security fellow (last name of Lynn) mentioned one hacker intrusion that was undetected for approximately six (6!) months. 

If memory serves me, there was also mention of hackers very active at non-military sites also...the U.S. banking/financial system and also the power/electrical grid system.


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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2011 at 5:58pm
Wow....five years of attacks? (If I read correctly.)

U.S. Cybercops Caught Flat-Footed by Massive Global Cyberattack
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2011 at 9:15pm
Sounds like they use the same people as Sony's Playstation 3 division.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2011 at 3:36am
Several times I've wondered why they (our gov or security experts) don't just hire a bunch of these bored teen (or pre-teen) hackers and such.  Pay them to do what they like to do and do best...hack into the hackers. 
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 2011 at 5:14am
Just last night I was watching a TV ad for some OnStar device that can be installed in any car. Just for assistance, navigation...I'm not sure what else.

But it actually sounded appealing.  So does some of the other technological advances in vehicles.

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Hackers break into Subaru Outback via text message -- Engadget
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2011 at 5:45pm
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2011 at 8:56am
Might be a good reason to have a switch to cut off China from the internet ready to flip at a moments notice.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2011 at 8:58am
But..but...they are are "friends". Wink
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 2011 at 10:53am
Very strange to me that those types of things would connect to the Internet.
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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 7:02pm
Gee guys, I got this email today from this poor woman who randomly picked me off the web.  It's so touching, you think I maybe should answer her?  Cry
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REF# 366076925

I am sorry for bouncing into your privacy. You might not know the sender
of this Mail. But i got your E-mail when searching files on reputable
people online. I feel quite safe dealing with you through this medium.
(Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it
because it still remains the fastest, surest and most secured medium of
communication let me start by introducing myself.

Am Madam Sarah Appollo (Phd.Msc,Fsd). I am married to Engineer Appollo
Coleman an Englishman who is dead.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 3 Million (THREE
Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling which were derived from his vast
estates and investment in capital market with a security company here in
Athens-Greece.

My Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous
problems I am suffering from. I have decided to donate this fund to you
and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund
the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden,
physically challenged children.


Regards
Sarah Appollo
Private Email:sap321@blumail.org
Athens-Greece
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 7:10pm
Hey, I think you deserve it. Go for it!
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 7:27pm
You betcha. I'd rush a reply as fast as possible to sap321
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 10:35pm
What a sad, sad story.  Yep one of those once in a lifetime opportunities.
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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 10:45pm
I'm sure I cxould fulfill  Madam Sarah Appollo (Phd.Msc,Fsd)'s last wishes of the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden,
physically challenged children.  And possibly even line my pockets in the meantime.
I suppose the difference in cultures spawns the use of those grandiose terms like "Madam" and of course her educational accomplishments plus "vast estates" and etc..

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 6:15am
Are you sure she got the right Bob McG??
... i got your E-mail when searching files on reputable people...
 LOL  Sorry...just couldn't resist. Between that and her email address that starts with sap...that was a funny pitch.

The ones I wonder about (but have never clicked on) are all these "delivery failure" notices from FedEx, UPS, online sale sites and more.  Why I could probably have a house full of goods if I'd just click on them and their attachments....Wink
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by Bob

Gee guys, I got this email today from this poor woman who randomly picked me off the web.  It's so touching, you think I maybe should answer her?  Cry
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,....


Regards
Sarah Appollo
Private Email:sap321@blumail.org
Athens-Greece


Got one today. Whew!! But not from a lady..

My Dear,

This is to thank you for your effort.I understood that your hands were
tied.But don't worry because i have succeeded in the business,and the money
has been transferred into the account provided by a newly found friend of
mine in Australia to compensate you for your past assistance and
commitments,i have dropped an International Certified Bank Draft cheque
worth of $1,900,000,00 USD for you.

I am in Asia with my family presently.I do intend to establish some business
concerns here,and possibly buy some properties.Contact my Secretary
Mr.Chukwuemeka Uche on his email below (chukwuemekauche75@yahoo.com) Contact
him for the delivery because he is waiting for you to contact him with your
information to avoid mistake in delivery and you will only pay for the
registration.

FULL NAME:
DELIVERY ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER:
COUNTRY:
STATE....
OCCUPATION:
AGE:

Forward my mail to him,then ask him to send the cheque to you.
Take good care of your self.

Best Regards,
Mr.Philip James

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 5:32pm
You lucky devil! I have been getting some from a, are you ready, Mr. Dr. Rot.

Yeesh.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 6:49pm
I think that's the first billion dollar fish I've seen...LOL
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