Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer

clam666 writes"White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers — reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands — were breached by Chinese hackers.

I mostly submitted it because I just loved the phrase "The attack originated in the form of a spear phish, which involves a spoofed inbound email with either a link to a malicious website or a weaponized document attachment such as a .pdf, Microsoft Excel file or Word document"

Damn those weaponized Excel files."

Source: http://slashdot.org/submission/2285681/washington-confirms-chinese-hack-attack-on-white-house-computer