back to article Feds probe alleged classified US govt data theft and leak

Uncle Sam is investigating claims that some miscreant stole and leaked classified information from the Pentagon and other national security agencies. The US Department of State "is aware of claims that a cyber incident has occurred and is currently investigating," a spokesperson told The Register. "The department takes …

  1. nematoad
    Devil

    Enquiring minds want to know.

    Uncle Sam is investigating claims that a criminal stole and leaked classified information from the Pentagon and other national security agencies.

    Would his name be Trump by any chance?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Criminal?

    I guess that 'The Donald' has more docs in his possession than those found at Mar-A-Lardo.

    They'll be his exit stage left to Putin plan the moment that the jury in NYC goes out to deliberate.

    The like of Fox News/NewsMax/RSBN and the rest will try their best to make out that it is all the fault of the 'Biden Crime Family'.

    It is a Mad, Mad, Mad World.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Five Eyes And..................

    .............Incontinence!!!!!

    Biter Bit???

    Stable Door ... Horse Long Gone????

    White Hats A Bit Dirty????

    ....and so on......

  4. Tron Silver badge

    The more bragging you do, the sooner they catch you and the more time you serve.

    The contact info used to be openly accessible on mil sites. But in those days we still had telephone directories and people were happy to share contact information so the world could function more easily.

    The five eyes stuff might be more fun. I'm a big fan of transparency in government. Unfortunately, state accountability only seems to come from hacks like Wikileaks and the Paradise Papers. It's almost like they are up to something and are trying to hide it! Surely not.

    I need to program a function key to type 'you should keep private stuff on a system that never connects to the public internet' as these hacks are almost daily now.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      How to unhide something/anything/everything ... with cracks rather than hacks

      The five eyes stuff might be more fun. I'm a big fan of transparency in government. Unfortunately, state accountability only seems to come from hacks like Wikileaks and the Paradise Papers. It's almost like they are up to something and are trying to hide it! Surely not. ..... Tron

      Whenever one needs to hide everything is dread deadly peril the only medicine available to cure or kill the patient host of the bitter sweet condition, and the disease/affliction/addiction/infection/affectation/confection is easily enough recognised.

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      1. itsthemonkey

        Re: How to unhide something/anything/everything ... with cracks rather than hacks

        You need to either cut down on the meds or stop using an LLM to write your posts dude, this took time and some brain cells died that you will never get back. Not even sure what you are trying to say, and definitely not sure it is worth saying!

        1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

          Sorry about that. Here's hoping this makes everything much clearer.

          Not even sure what you are trying to say, and definitely not sure it is worth saying! ........ itsthemonkey

          What it is saying is in certain much wider agreement with what Thomas Claburn of the El Reg parish has today shared [Fri 5 Apr 2024 // 06:29 UTC] with his posting of Tough luck, bosses, AI is coming for your job, too, itsthemonkey.

          And certainly worth saying if one is predisposed to misusing and abusing secrets and inviting an APT* and dread deadly peril upon oneself.

          * ...... Advanced Persistent Threat

        2. Gene Cash Silver badge

          Re: How to unhide something/anything/everything ... with cracks rather than hacks

          > stop using an LLM

          You're new here, aren't ya...

  5. EnviableOne

    Acuity takes the security of its customers' data seriously

    really, well obviusly not seriously enough...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wait, what? Classified material should NEVER be accessible from the Internet.

    Back in the day when I had a security clearance, the idea of hosting classified material on a system with Internet connectivity would get one read out of the program right quick. (Even before the chief of engineering got his laptop hacked one day and the whole of the documentation server started being FTP'ed to China. Never knew if he was just phished, or had been browsing Bad Stuff at home with his company lappie. Knowing him, it could been either.)

    There are secure networks, true, but those are supposedly fully isolated from non-secure networks to prevent exactly this kind of thing. Sounds like a gross failure of tradecraft on the part of those managing the data.

    -- Anon for Obvious Reasons.

    1. TheBruce

      Re: Wait, what? Classified material should NEVER be accessible from the Internet.

      Sounds like what one can expect since Reaganomics gave us COTS.

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