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Navy Nuclear Carrier Sysadmin Busted For Hacking Databases
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Ninja
5/13/2014 | 6:58:16 PM
Rank amateurs
I'm glad were catching the rank amateurs, who boast of their exploits on Twitter. That's helpful to investigators. I wonder how we're doing against the true professionals.
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
5/12/2014 | 11:54:59 AM
Re: Lack of PII security
Many organizations do not employ (citing cost or low risk) internal IDS/IPS.  I would be surprised if the Navy was any different.  Unfortunately, it will take many more of these insider events before companies take the issue more seriously.
electronbee
electronbee,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/9/2014 | 2:04:28 PM
Lack of PII security
The real reason for this was their sense of invincibility and not properly securing the network. Where is the IDS/IPS and the access control for the databases? Hello?
jwaters974
jwaters974,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/9/2014 | 1:06:57 PM
Re: Insider Threat
It seems the gravity of the crime and the potential sentences do not match up.

A clearly bad "risk : reward ratio" must exist to discourage this behavior. Five year sentences are reduced for good behavior but the bribes for info and hacking could well be worth it - considering the deep pockets of our adversaries... both state and non state actors.

Hacking military assets is the most serious crime anyone in the military could do- certainly more perilous to the services than an individual throwing down their rifle and deserting in battle. (Not participating in battle out of fear vs. swinging an advantage to the enemy by exposing personnel and information, sharing classified access with MINORS who don't know sqat about national security and its consequences all because you are bored).

Playing "black hat" on an aircraft carrier - potentially compromising the safety of the crew (and in the wrong scenario - possibly many other military and civillian personnel) and billions of dollars of taxpayers assets

- in this cloaked world of secretive and ongoing wars (physical and cyber), we are always at war - and so this crime seems worthy of capital punishment. As is the case for desertion in battle.

I'm just saying......

 

 
Randy Naramore
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
5/8/2014 | 3:45:44 PM
Insider Threat
Insider threats are always the hardest to defend, your employees have to be able to do the job they are hired to do but so often they are the ones who post the biggest risk.


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