Comments on: Hacked federal personnel files could turn employees into foreign spies http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: neelsn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1056268 Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:00:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1056268 There are not enough Federal employees awake at their desk to be a risk to anyone. The bigger risk is that foreigners create fake employees who will get paid without anyone in the States noticing. That already happens without hacking…

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By: St.Juste http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055806 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:37:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055806 SPYING SHOULD BE LEGAL

Everyone spies all the time including our government on its own citizens, so why not just acknowledge that we like to know and so do others, period? As someone with a Top Secret Clearance before retiring I can tell you that the Chinese have several centuries of sifting through these files before finding anything the least bit interesting. I realize China is an old civilization and considers time to be on its side but still. Let’s relax. If the USg spent more time trying to understand foreign cultures by learning their language, reading their newspapers and otherwise being less insular instead of chasing spies we would all be better off and spying once legalized would become a minor activity.

Identity theft is the biggest worry in all this not spy type intelligence. On this latter we should look for a deal with all international partners to police cyber crime. This too would be much easier if the crimes were limited to things like identity theft and disruption of service among other things and not the stealing of secrets that everyone knows.

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By: BadChicken http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055795 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:13:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055795 or maybe, just maybe we let the Chinese have data that looks like the real deal but fake enough to be traceable back to the source? Naaaaa…

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055634 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:46:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055634 In a way, citizenship in a country is like being a shareholder in a corporation, owning one share. (By the way, the price of a share of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. today is $211,795.56, by the way.)

As a citizen, I have one share in America. But because both parties refuse to defend America’s borders, dropping the gates, allowing unfettered immigration, my one share has become irretrievably diluted.

When our own president has do so much to destroy us, why should American citizens worry about the Chinese hackers?

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055547 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:02:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055547 Most likely, in my opinion, a foreign government would find someone to help with obtaining a scholarship rather than pay directly. And, would not make a direct deal for information but use the “personal information” which with today’s technologies is extensive, which grocery store preferred (groceries and a bottle of wine, [2 liters]?), Friday visit to Starbucks in the morning, cash spent on gambling so the wife does not know, and that sort of stuff, bank records showing every dime spent using atm with the times the purchase made. Insurance companies already gather this type information when defending large claims. Even assisting putting drugs like ecstacy in food and videoing the results to the embarrassment of the subject. [Try going to the police about that one!] Yep, holy sh@#! They are out there and looking for a way, indirectly to obtain your information to get government information!

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055546 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:02:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055546 Most likely, in my opinion, a foreign government would find someone to help with obtaining a scholarship rather than pay directly. And, would not make a direct deal for information but use the “personal information” which with today’s technologies is extensive, which grocery store preferred (groceries and a bottle of wine, [2 liters]?), Friday visit to Starbucks in the morning, cash spent on gambling so the wife does not know, and that sort of stuff, bank records showing every dime spent using atm with the times the purchase made. Insurance companies already gather this type information when defending large claims. Even assisting putting drugs like ecstacy in food and videoing the results to the embarrassment of the subject. [Try going to the police about that one!] Yep, holy sh@#! They are out there and looking for a way, indirectly to obtain your information to get government information!

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By: jantsch http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055542 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055542 Thank you. I feel so much better now.

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By: EndlessIke http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/05/hacked-federal-personnel-files-could-turn-employees-into-foreign-spies/#comment-1055480 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:07:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40957#comment-1055480 Is there any possible reason why this information wouldn’t be stored in an encrypted format.

Who the hell is running this operation?

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