Monday, June 13, 2011

The NSA should go "hack" itself

Today, the New York Times is reporting that the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the organization responsible for overseeing the global financial system, recently suffered a major cyberattack.

Yeah, well prove it, and prove who hacked it. Note how these attacks come on the heels of the announcement that the US government considers foreign cyber attacks to be acts of war.

If the security of all of these organizations actually breached, it doesn't mean they were actually HACKED. Do you really think that the NSA is going to let us have these powerful and convenient means of communication - supposedly secure computers and flash drives - without having some way to spy on us? Why is that agency so large? Are there really that many foreign targets? The fact is that I know that everything that I type into my computer, whether I save it or not, eventually goes out over the internet, probably after being copied to a secret area on the hard drive by a secret program within Windows NSA. Note that the NSA also has had its fingers in Linux, supposedly to make it more secure. Yeah, right. Lately, my computer seems to have a mind of its own at times, running programs in the background out of the blue. I leave the room for a while, and come back to find it cranking away on something that causes it to heat way up and to force the fan to work hard. So I unplug the internet connection, and it eventually cools down. What was it doing in my absence. and who issued the commands? Aren't firewalls supposed to prevent anyone from having access?

So, considering the access which the NSA has to our computers, and the fact that hackers don't seem to have much fear of prosecution, it should be the top suspect in all the "hacking" that's supposedly been going on lately. The goal, as usual, is probably to start a perpetual "war" by blaming the next target on the Neo-con hit list.