Lowry Love and US Security

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Psamathe
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Lowry Love and US Security

Postby Psamathe » 5 Feb 2018, 7:20pm

I see Lowry Love extradition has now been refused for his allegedly hacking into NASA, FBI, US Military, Federal Reserve, etc and allegedly downloading loads of data.

If the allegations are true as the US seem to be maintaining, then what does it say about US security when somebody alone in their parents semi manages to (allegedly) get all this data. To my mind the issue should be the competence of these US agencies and their apparent inability to secure their computer systems.

Maybe the US agencies should be focusing on securing their systems and thanking Mr Love for highlighting their shortcomings.

Ian

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Re: Lowry Love and US Security

Postby reohn2 » 5 Feb 2018, 8:03pm

Well I must admit I was thinking the same thing myself :?
They don't like it up 'em Mr Mannering sir!
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cyclemad
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Re: Lowry Love and US Security

Postby cyclemad » 5 Feb 2018, 11:12pm

they will probably give him a job once the dust settles

Psamathe
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Re: Lowry Love and US Security

Postby Psamathe » 5 Feb 2018, 11:56pm

Well in the UK we seem to make it not worth the hackers attacking our systems - clever trick to just give away the data without asking any questions so who'll waste their time trying to hack into what can be got by asking
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/14/medical-records-thousands-patients-handed-us-firms-connected/ wrote:Medical records of thousands of patients were handed to US firms connected to tobacco industry by British health officials, Telegraph probe reveals
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The data covering almost 180,000 patients - every case of lung cancer diagnosed in England over a four year period - was given by health officials to a firm which has acted to cigarette giants Philip Morris International for almost three decades.
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It is feared the company could use the anonymised data in legal cases minimising the dangers of smoking, or fighting regulation.

The sensitive information, taken from NHS records, was taken without the consent of any of the cancer sufferers or their families.

Clever security trick? Not worth hacking, cheaper to get given it all.

Ian

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Re: Lowry Love and US Security

Postby barrym » 6 Feb 2018, 6:06am

Psamathe wrote:......]
Clever security trick? Not worth hacking, cheaper to get given it all.

Ian


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