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It's a good day for government contractors. This is way overdue though.

Inc. another healthcare.gov
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As someone who has had all of their PII including fingerprints stolen, yes please.
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post

Posts above have already commented on the irony here but this is still a serious issue.

China are notorious for hacking the US yet they are never punished. It's sickening how slow the US response has been. China already stole tons of F35 documents. Who knows what else they've stolen on the military side? They also repeatedly attack our companies trying to steal IPs.

If they're capable of that I'm pretty sure they can easily take down our power grid.

Capable, sure, but do they want to? Heck no.

The few countries and organizations that are capable of doing so have literally no desire to cause a situation that could lead to an economic depression in the U.S. In fact I would imagine China is actively trying to prevent such a thing from happening. The U.S. economy has a much larger effect on the world economy at large than any other nation by a wide margin and the U.S. represents literally trillions of dollars in exports for China. Something like 25% of the Chinese economy is based on selling stuff to the U.S.

Stealing IP's and a little bit of spying isn't going to throw the entire U.S. economy into a massive downward spiral which would be just as devastating to China and the rest of the world as it would be to the U.S.
Edited by DNMock - 2/9/16 at 11:47am
post #14 of 38
The country with the highest "security" spending in the world wants to increase it further. Color me shocked.

In all honesty this is the sort of thing that should have been done years ago. It just boggles the mind how much money the states funnels out of the middle class and into the parasitic class by way of military spending. And now that number will continue to spiral further out of control.
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They want stronger cybersecurity yet they also want to ban encryption and put backdoors in everything. Makes perfect sense. rolleyes.gif

Hey! No one asked for your rational thinking here. Please go away and let us get back to our rainbows and unicorns.
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Capable, sure, but do they want to? Heck no.

The few countries and organizations that are capable of doing so have literally no desire to cause a situation that could lead to an economic depression in the U.S. In fact I would imagine China is actively trying to prevent such a thing from happening. The U.S. economy has a much larger effect on the world economy at large than any other nation by a wide margin and the U.S. represents literally trillions of dollars in exports for China. Something like 25% of the Chinese economy is based on selling stuff to the U.S.

Stealing IP's and a little bit of spying isn't going to throw the entire U.S. economy into a massive downward spiral which would be just as devastating to China and the rest of the world as it would be to the U.S.


You took the words out of my mouth. If someone knocks us into a deep recession everyone else suffers. No one wants that. Especially not China. China exports 521 billion dollars worth of goods to the US every year. We're by far their largest trading partner.
 
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Whole budget goes on migrating from windows XP aha.


But indeed their fight against encryption is an awful one but at least they're acknowledging the need for cyber security in today's age.
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As someone who has had all of their PII including fingerprints stolen, yes please.
Are you willing to share how this happened?
Was it due to a failure on behalf of a company or your own? Not trying to be rude, just curious.
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Are you willing to share how this happened?
Was it due to a failure on behalf of a company or your own? Not trying to be rude, just curious.

It was a Government breach. Everyone affected got a nice 'Sorry for your luck about all of your information being breached.' This included all information we had submitted for our clearances, so much more than just MY information was stolen. The letter was also kind enough to state 'while your fingerprint WERE indeed stolen, we don't think they can use them for much now, but we can't guarantee what might happen in the future.' We were given a courtesy 'Credit Watch' signup for a 3 year period. Thanks GMan!
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It was a Government breach. Everyone affected got a nice 'Sorry for your luck about all of your information being breached.' This included all information we had submitted for our clearances, so much more than just MY information was stolen. The letter was also kind enough to state 'while your fingerprint WERE indeed stolen, we don't think they can use them for much now, but we can't guarantee what might happen in the future.' We were given a courtesy 'Credit Watch' signup for a 3 year period. Thanks GMan!

Oh yeah that one....hell at least you only had that one happen to you. I had those lovely letter three times...one because a 1st Sgt left a folder in his vehicle and it got stolen. doh.gif

But yeah they been pushing hard to expand the cybersec areas and computer career fields in the military. Reason I got a lovely sign up bonus. biggrin.gif
     
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