US intelligence chief: China top suspect in hack of agency: WSJ

(From Reuters)

The United States’ intelligence chief said on Thursday that China was the top suspect in a hack of a U.S. agency that compromised the personnel records of millions of Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The comments from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper marked a departure of sorts for the Obama administration, which has avoided publicly pointing to Beijing, even as officials said privately China likely was behind the attack.

“You have to kind of salute the Chinese for what they did,” given the difficulty of the intrusion, the Journal quoted Clapper as saying at a Washington intelligence conference. Read more

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  • originalone

    Never ceases to amaze. Have to have a bogeyman, though in this case, I believe there’s 2. When we consider the costs involved in the so-called super intelligence gathering business of the U.S.Government, (just how many different agencies are involved) & (does anyone really believe that they share with each other?), not in this government. Leaks, peeks, call them what you may. Oh, one might get the impression that the intelligent section has jumped the gun, as in addressing the dumbed down education portion of the population, like “no child left behind”, compliments of the “Bush II regime”. After all, in the present mindset that governs this great country, “an educated mind, is a dangerous mind”, meaning that it sees through the present B.S. being dumped upon the country/population. Does anyone care? I suppose it depends on where you stand? If you’re in the top .001%, the answer is no, but for all the rest, you might as well bend over and spread your cheeks.

  • mulga mumblebrain

    Clapper was caught out lying under oath, for which, naturally, he suffered NO consequences, adverse or otherwise.

  • mulga mumblebrain

    US society is crumbling, and is increasingly dominated by a tiny minority with ‘dual’ loyalties, driving its captured elites onto more and more and greater and greater aggressions and genocides. This lust to kill could have no higher ambition than to ‘Shock and Awe’ China with its hundreds of millions of potential burnt offerings to the savage God of ‘Judeo-Christian Civilization’.

  • Jack Temujin

    Clapper a crapper.

  • Jack Temujin

    I guess the “Suspect” is doing a “Hack” of a job.

  • godadada

    U.S. is ridiculous on this. All know U.S. is doing it to everyone, then cries foul China did it to U.S. based on suspicion.

  • George Silversurfer

    Beijing is supposed to control and pre approve every bit of media in China. How about start spewing out non proven (non provable)suspicions and innuendos about Washington suspected involment in many events that ails the country? While at it, send out memos(to be destroyed after reading) that no Chinese produced movie, tv series, children cartoons etc will be approved unless it contain some form of negative, demonising, stereotyping and hate inciting bits on Americans(tastefully done mind you) there is no substitute for soft power.