Nov 06 2008

Chinese hackers cyberattack on Obama and McCain’s campaign networks?

Published by at 3:44 pm under US attacks

This comes from Newsweek via Wired that both presidential candidates websites networks were attacked compromised .  There is a lot of speculation in the original Newsweek article which Wired duly notes:

Oddly, Newsweek reports that officials at the FBI and White House told the Obama camp that the culprit was a “foreign entity” likely seeking information on the two sides’ policy positions to use in negotiations with the next administration, and that the Obama system had not been hacked by its political opponents.

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  1. Teri Bidwellon 06 Nov 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Apparently the Obama campaign ads for LAMP devs (Linux, apache, Mysql and PHP) were seen on multiple sites in China. Not that I’m making any accusations, mind you! But I wonder to what degree foreign devs were vetted for security clearance.
    For that matter, is it even REQUIRED that campaign devs possess security clearance?

    If not, why not?

    http://www.vifir.com/news.ejf?cmd=show&id=425989

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