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    Esteban Cordoba Guest

    Default OT: Crikey!

    Newspapers are reporting that, for about a month, hackers had access to
    computers "of at least 10 federal ministers including the Prime Minister,
    Foreign Minister and Defence Minister."

    That's not much of a surprise. Nobody expects Australian government
    officials to be computer-savvy (it's a pleasant surprise when they're
    literate!), and Australian network security lags behind the first-world
    nations by ten years or more.

    What I find odd is the statement that "Australian intelligence agencies were
    tipped off to the cyber-spy raid by US intelligence officials within the
    Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation."

    How did the CIA and the FBI know? Did they see some intelligence traffic and
    assume that those computers were where the stolen e-mails were coming from?
    Or was it something else? Do you suppose the CIA also hacks into those
    computers, and observed their fellow intruders as they plundered the
    information trove of Australia's highest officials?


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226029677394

    http://tinyurl.com/6hm3fk9


    A follow-on article goes on to say that "the level of infiltration is now
    believed to have been more widespread than first reported," and that
    Australia is attempting to bring up its governmental cyber-security to the
    levels practised by the USA. Not bloody likely to succeed without competent
    security professionals, so now Australia has to go a-begging to the USA for
    help in securing their networks, like a first-form student begging his
    master to "give us a hint"!

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/blackmail...-1226039408217

    http://tinyurl.com/3jc9zky



    Steve C




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    M. JL Esq. Guest

    Default Re: OT: Crikey!

    Esteban Cordoba wrote:


    >
    > How did the CIA and the FBI know? Did they see some intelligence traffic and
    > assume that those computers were where the stolen e-mails were coming from?
    > Or was it something else? Do you suppose the CIA also hacks into those
    > computers, and observed their fellow intruders as they plundered the
    > information trove of Australia's highest officials?
    >


    You mean when they are not shuffling Australian governments to suit
    their own agenda?
    --
    JL

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    Julana Benaroon Guest

    Default Re: OT: Crikey!

    M. JL Esq. <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:iobaa6$3hj$[email protected]:

    > Esteban Cordoba wrote:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> How did the CIA and the FBI know? Did they see some intelligence traffic
    >> and assume that those computers were where the stolen e-mails were coming
    >> from? Or was it something else? Do you suppose the CIA also hacks into
    >> those computers, and observed their fellow intruders as they plundered
    >> the information trove of Australia's highest officials?
    >>

    >
    > You mean when they are not shuffling Australian governments to suit their
    > own agenda?
    > --
    > JL





    This is a stalker/troll who was "born" just six months ago for the express
    purpose of denigrating Australia. I will not allow him to take over this
    group.


    PLONK.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania

    Nothing ever truely dies
    the Universe wastes nothing
    everything is simply... transformed






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    Esteban Cordoba Guest

    Default Re: OT: Crikey!

    Julana Benaroon wrote:

    > This is a stalker/troll who was "born" just six months ago for the express
    > purpose of denigrating Australia. I will not allow him to take over this
    > group.
    >
    >
    > PLONK.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Peter Lucas
    > Hobart
    > Tasmania
    >
    > Nothing ever truely dies
    > the Universe wastes nothing
    > everything is simply... transformed



    I'm sure it must seem that way to you, Julana, or Peter, or whatever your
    real name is. Why so defensive? Do you believe that Australians are innately
    inferior? If not, doesn't your reaction seem a bit excessive?

    Steve C.




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