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Re: [Full-disclosure] [funsec] Internet attacks against Georgian web s ites

From: Dave <dave_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 18 2008 - 17:35:06 GMT
To: sec-community@thegoodhacker.com


Wouldn't their press release indicate that they are actually keeping the unit intact? After all, it IS the Office of Disinformation.

William McAfee wrote:
> I have to say, the DoD would be crazy not to ramp up AFCYBER. What
> reason on or off Earth do they have to intentionally not protect
> themselves against attack on the network front? It's crazy to leave
> yourself vulnerable like that, much less not have a method of offensive
> strike. It's like a country just now deciding to have an Air Force and
> then out of the blue saying 'Nope, sorry, nevermind.'
>
> On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 11:39 -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 08:43:11 EDT, Peter Dawson said:
>>
>>
>>> seems the cybercommand is not ramping up..
>>>
>> A few years ago, the US Dept of Defense admitted that they had an Office
>> of Disinformation dedicated to feeding bogus info to our enemies. Of course,
>> there was a public outrage for some reason. The only official announcement
>> that the Office ever released was a press release that they were disbanding
>> due to the public outrage...
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