Sunday, August 7, 2011

The NSA's hacker-zoo at it again

AntiSec, the hacker group made of members from Anonymous and LulzSec, said Saturday that it has hacked more than 70 law enforcement agency websites in the U.S. in retaliation of recent arrests of alleged AntiSec members in the U.S. and the U.K.

We're not supposed to notice that this required these sites to leave themselves open to attack, without being monitored for hacking attempts which they should have expected, or for the "hackers" to know the passwords, such as from NSA snooping on the systems with key-logging programs. It also seems that the hackers aren't very afraid of getting caught, even though others have been. Why not?

If the NSA is as good at what it supposedly does as we're told, then it seems that they should be able to detect hacking attempts by now. There must be some signature that can be detected. Perhaps if they spent less time keeping track of what I intend to buy, and arranging for it to be "out of stock" for some absurd length of time when I arrive at the store, just to let me know that Big Brother is watching, they'd have time to track down hackers.