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

From: William McAfee <sec-community_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 18 2008 - 20:15:31 GMT
To: Dave <dave@fred.net>


That's my whole point.

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 13:35 -0400, Dave wrote:
> 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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