Another day, another Obama humiliation.
President Barack Obama’s renewed push this week to protect U.S. computer networks from hacking was welcomed by industry leaders, though it lacks the financial incentives companies have been seeking.
Following corporate data breaches of companies including Sony Corp. (6758)and Target Corp., Obama today in a speech at the Federal Trade Commission will outline a cybersecurity and identity theft program he plans to highlight in his State of the Union address. The White House released a fact sheet today detailing the plans and saying most people in the U.S. think their personal data isn’t safe online.
“The notion that cybersecurity is going to be a prominent feature in the president’s State of the Union address is a big deal,” Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents technology and manufacturing companies, said in a telephone interview today. “We think a lot more needs to be done.”
Yeah, a big deal or something.
“You’ll see no mercy infidels. ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” the document reads. “We won’t stop! We know everything about you, your wives and children. U.S. soldiers! We’re watching you!”
Among the information leaked were the home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of retired Army general officers. Also leaked was information on military details concerning China and North Korea, though at least one, about North Korean nuclear missile sites, can be found on the Federation of American Scientists website.
ISIS had considered hacking @BarackObama's Twitter, but they realized no one would know the difference.
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) January 12, 2015