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Windows 7: Iranians hacked Navy network for four months? Not a surprise.


20 Feb 2014   #1

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Iranians hacked Navy network for four months? Not a surprise.

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In 2012, Iranian hackers managed to penetrate the US Navy’s unclassified administrative network, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. While the attack was disclosed last September, the scale of it was not—the attack gave hackers access to the NMCI for nearly four months, according to an updated report by The Wall Street Journal.

Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, who is now President Barack Obama’s choice to replace Gen. Keith Alexander as both NSA director and commander of the US Cyber Command, led the US Fleet Cyber Command when the attack came to light. Rogers' response to the attack may be a factor in his confirmation hearings.

Iranian hackers attacked NMCI in August of 2012, using a vulnerability in a public-facing website to gain initial access to the network. Because of a flaw in the security of the network the server was hosted on, attackers were able to use the server to gain access to NMCI’s private network and spread to other systems. While the vulnerability that allowed the attackers to gain access in the first place was discovered and closed by October, spyware installed by the attackers remained in place until November.
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21 Feb 2014   #2

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Strange.
The system was hacked while using HP protection methods and HP get a new contrack for more of their protection that didn't work in the first place. Low bid doesn't sound like the right way to go here.

Something else I noticed. The word Marine was always used with upper case and Sailor was always lower case.
Not very nice.
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21 Feb 2014   #3

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Lowest bidder always made me think. Do I want my bridge built by the lowest bidder?

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21 Feb 2014   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Strange.
The system was hacked while using HP protection methods and HP get a new contrack for more of their protection that didn't work in the first place. Low bid doesn't sound like the right way to go here.

Something else I noticed. The word Marine was always used with upper case and Sailor was always lower case.
Not very nice.
Never tell a Marine they are a department of the Navy, they will just say "yeah, the mens department".

In all seriousness, I was in the Navy as a gunnersmate and Iranians hacking their Networks is not a surprise whatsoever. I wouldn't be shocked if a good amount of their PC's still don't have standard malware and antivirus protection.
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21 Feb 2014   #5

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We are talking basic, keep a open to the internet network separate for the secure network.
Sounds like a inside job to me. Sharing a password.
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