There’s a lot of stuff going on in the cyberwars, but little of it hits the headlines.
Now there is a report that part of the Pentagon Email system has been hacked, and it is being investigated to see why. Since redundant systems are in place, it will not affect the business of the Pentagon.
The real question is who the hacker was. Was it the Chinese?Â According to StrategyPage, China has the second largest number of broad band connected computers, making it possible for spammers, mischief makers and others to harm others on line. And the US Military worries that the Chinese government is trying to figure out how to shut down the American military’s use of the internet, just in case…. LINK2
On the other hand, ZDNET notes, “there is always the possibility that it could be a lowly computer nerd working in his motherâ€™s basement, such as Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who in 2001 and 2002 infiltrated almost 100 military servers while looking for evidence of a UFO cover-up and alien propulsion technology.”
Ah yes, Wargames.
Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines, where she uses broad band. She swears it wasn’t her that hacked into the computers. However, she won’t make any promises that it wasn’t one of her many computer savvy grandkids…
Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket.