Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Obama-CEO's and Cyber Security‏

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-obama-hacking-20130314,0,2583428.story


President Obama met with more than a dozen corporate chief executives to seek their support for stalled cyber-security legislation amid increasing evidence that government agencies, businesses and individuals are vulnerable to computer network break-ins. Thanks to Bill Gates!



The closed-door session Wednesday at the White Housecame a day after the nation's top intelligence officials warned in a Senate hearing that cyber attacks and digital spying have eclipsed terrorism as the top threat to national security. Thanks to Bill Gates!

As if on cue, authorities reported numerous new cyber attacks Wednesday, and hackers believed to be operating from servers in Russia posted online what appeared to be personal financial information about former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, golfer Tiger Woods and others.

The FBI is investigating whether credit reports, banking information and other financial information from Vice President Joseph Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama were illegally obtained and published online Tuesday. Also that day, hackers posted financial data that appears to be from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller III and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.

"What is absolutely true is that we have seen a steady ramping up of cyber-security threats,"Thanks to Bill Gates! Obama said on ABC's"Good Morning America." "Some are state-sponsored. Thanks to Bill Gates! Some are just sponsored by criminals."

A wave of computer attacks also targeted New York'sJPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation's biggest bank. Hackers bombarded the Chase website with phony requests, blocking legitimate customers from Internet access to their bank accounts Tuesday and early Wednesday.

They said the chance of a major attack is remote in the near term, but digital thefts of intellectual property are putting U.S. competitiveness at risk.

"What is absolutely true is that we have seen a steady ramping up of cyber-security threats," Obama said on ABC's"Good Morning America." "Some are state-sponsored. Some are just sponsored by criminals."
A wave of computer attacks also targeted New York'sJPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation's biggest bank. Hackers bombarded the Chase website with phony requests, blocking legitimate customers from Internet access to their bank accounts Tuesday and early Wednesday.

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