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Posted 4/18/17

qwueri wrote:
This thread can't be serious.


We both already know the sad, tiresome answer to that question.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

There could have been an operation, for example, to hack into the N.K.'s nuclear program to destroy it, the way the Iranian's uranium enrichment laboratory was destroyed, but now N.K. is busy changing all of their passwords, and changing other security settings, to be safe.

Operation is now blown...


I dunno, it really sounds more like a disinformation campaign than anything else.

The idea of hacking into North Korea is kind of like the first line of a joke. Attempting to plant a virus is the punchline. Iran is a land of freedom and opportunity compared to North Korea. It is not called the Hermit Kingdom just for fun.

It looks more like someone is trying to take advantage of the fact that North Korea is horribly paranoid. The simple fact is that missiles are not that reliable, especially liquid fueled ones. Even our most advanced rockets blow up fairly regularly. Imagine how much less advanced North Korean ones are. So in all likelihood this is just playing on their paranoia for a cheap disinformation campaign.

Not all "leaks" in Washington are malicious. Some are designed for a specific purpose.
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my view on this
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First, Malcolm Rifkind, in addition to being a former Foreign Secretary, was also the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee until February 2015. So yeah, he would have access to this information based on...

Second, the US and UK have a vast intelligence sharing agreement. What is really worrisome is that this extends to all those phone logs and transcripts the NSA collects of every phone call, email, text message, or other electronic communication you make in the US.
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Wait, if CNN is fake news then how is this helpful for North Korea ? If it's fake news it should be false information.
Either CNN isn't fake news or they didn't tell North Korea (or the public in general) any secrets or right information. It can't be both.
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Only the most secretive of secrets are discussed in public statements and congressional testimony.
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Been reading the speculation for a while, that a "Stuxnet type" cyber attack was going on.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/asia/cyber-missile-defense-north-korea/

With leaks like these, who needs Wikileaks?


(CNN) A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea's missile capabilities via hacking.

It's unclear if the US interfered with this specific test, but the tactic is actively being pursued by the US military, according to public statements and Congressional testimony by current and former members of the armed forces.

"There is a very strong belief that the US -- through cyber methods -- has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail," former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind told the BBC.

Rifkind's comments come on the heels of a report in The New York Times last month saying US President Donald Trump inherited a cyberwar on North Korea in the hope of sabotaging its missile tests.


It's like they WANT North Korea to know....

What's really important is that a former - FORMER - British Foreign Secretary knows about this. How is he getting high level military secrets?


You shouldn't get mad at the paper for obtaining pertinent information and sharing it. You should get mad at the high level person who leaked it. When it comes down to it I think you of all people would think that papers shouldn't be filtering their stories at the governments request...
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mxdan wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/asia/cyber-missile-defense-north-korea/

With leaks like these, who needs Wikileaks?


(CNN) A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea's missile capabilities via hacking.

It's unclear if the US interfered with this specific test, but the tactic is actively being pursued by the US military, according to public statements and Congressional testimony by current and former members of the armed forces.

"There is a very strong belief that the US -- through cyber methods -- has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail," former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind told the BBC.

Rifkind's comments come on the heels of a report in The New York Times last month saying US President Donald Trump inherited a cyberwar on North Korea in the hope of sabotaging its missile tests.


It's like they WANT North Korea to know....

What's really important is that a former - FORMER - British Foreign Secretary knows about this. How is he getting high level military secrets?


You shouldn't get mad at the paper for obtaining pertinent information and sharing it. You should get mad at the high level person who leaked it. When it comes down to it I think you of all people would think that papers shouldn't be filtering their stories at the governments request...


Yeah.... Yeah...
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Lets remember blowing operational military secrets is not new, as Andrew J. May proved in 1943.

...the deficiencies of Japanese depth-charge tactics were revealed in a press conference held in June 1943 by Congressman May on his return from a war zone junket. At this press conference, May revealed the highly sensitive fact that American submarines had a high survival rate because Japanese depth charges were typically fuzed to explode at too shallow a depth. (From Wikipedia)
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