Monday, June 15, 2015

"But we carefully secure ALL your data..."

The depth of the US government employee files hack is revealed.

When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a U.S. security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government.

The disclosure last week that hackers had penetrated a database containing such intimate and possibly damaging facts about millions of government and private employees has shaken Washington.

The hacking of the White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could provide a treasure trove for foreign spies.

Shorter Reuters: "They got -everything-."

And really, given my personal views I can't see this as a bad thing. If you've got creepers hiding in the shadows of the most powerful government in the world, and they surely do, sooner or later those creepers will do what creepers always do: explode.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

But really, if this isn't the biggest fail of all time in Information Technology and Security history I'd be surprised. Looks like those back doors the American government have been building into things came around and bit them on the ass.

If its on-line, the Bad Guys can read it. Let that be a lesson to you all. Your bank and medical records are not secure, your tax records are not secure, your phone is not secure, even the US government is not secure. Meaning all those NSA files containing every phone call ever made from about 1985 on... is not secure.

Hope you have nothing to hide, because if you do it probably won't stay hidden much longer. I give it ten years at the outside, all these things will get hacked and Wikileaked. Keep some cash on hand for when the banks all go down the same day.

The Phantom

1 comment:

WiFi Lunchbox Guy #0296 said...

It's ironic that a government that allowed its NSA minions to diddle everyone's internet infrastructure got completely pw0ned.

Maybe having everything built by Foxconn was a Bad Idea.

Bonus: Russians and Chinese crack Snowden's sooper-encrypted file stash, women and children hardest hit.