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Did Iran Just Retaliate For Stuxnet? Computer Virus Infects US Predator Drone System

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Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:17 | 1750418 arm50
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I blame China or Bush

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:25 | 1750433 Black Forest
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it may be a common piece of malware that just happened to make its way into these sensitive networks.

Or bored Afghan school children.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:34 | 1750486 Ahmeexnal
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And as many already knew, the OWS and it's subsidiary "movements" is nothing more than Ogolfer's re-election campaign:



“Some of them are volunteers. Some of them aren’t. I can’t identify them. I’m not going to get into an identification game.”


It's easy to identify who are the ones paid and who are the "useful idiotic sheep" who fall into the trap...




George Soros-funded Obama campaign front group MoveOn.org is actively attempting to hijack the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in a bid to push the Obama administration’s tax agenda, and is now clearly trying to steer the narrative of the protests to ostracize End the Fed advocates and anyone opposing tax hikes for the middle class.




Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:47 | 1750552 Troll Magnet
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shit...i hope i don't get shot by "mistake" now?

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:07 | 1750637 wanklord
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The only way Barry & Associates (including the Zionist warmongers) can justify a war against the Islamic Republic of Iran is by staging another false flag attack on continental United States: most likely a controlled nuclear explosion (dirty bomb) targeting a major urban concentration that may kill dozens of thousands of civilians. This operation will be carried out by the CIA in partnership with Mossad and MI6 to subsequently be blamed on AlQaeda working in conjunction with elements of Iran's IRGC and Pakistan's ISI. Besides that, Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. The psychological impact of this event will elicit the brute and ignorant populace to demand a massive retaliation against the alleged perpetrators (explicitly Iran); the Obama administration will need the unconditional support of these mules in order to further their agenda.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:11 | 1750659 Thadius T. Crunk
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So we've heard, Wanklord. Thanks.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:52 | 1750846 Fukushima Sam
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What a bunch of fucking idiots the people running these systems must be.  It is not that hard to keep a critical network separate and quarantined.  And to ensure that software updates are not the vector for a virus you have other software that checks the behavior of the systems afterwards to ensure no anomalies.  Must be amateur hour over at military IT.  I guess we should not be surprised...

I'm sure when the drones start bombing Americans within American borders they now will have a convenient scapegoat.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:23 | 1751189 Au_Ag_CuPbCu
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Look at the bright side.  According to some "experts" (read fucking morons) a nuclear blast in New York would be very beneficial to the economy.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:43 | 1751505 bid the soldier...
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long funeral homes

Sat, 10/08/2011 - 03:15 | 1752339 zhandax
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I guess I should look at who is posting before I read the drivel, but from habit, I don't.  I do, however, instantly recognize, as soon as I see the phrase "stupid animals" that it is wanklord trolling again.  Dood, google some new adjectives.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 18:33 | 1751359 I only kill chi...
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“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” says a source familiar with the network infection. Yes, obviously familiar with them because he/she could never figure out how to get them off their home PC, let alone the drone control net.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 18:57 | 1751399 blunderdog
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That quote was out of context anyway.  He was talking about a sticky spot that keeps showing up in the middle of the space bar.  Weird, huh?

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:50 | 1751524 knukles
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Hey!  I gots one-o-dem, too!  Dis shit's creepy....

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:05 | 1751898 A Nanny Moose
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This would explain the burning sensation whenever they pvp

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:09 | 1751430 SIOP
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"What a bunch of fucking idiots the people running these systems must be.  It is not that hard to keep a critical network separate and quarantined. "


I couldnt agree more.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:28 | 1751472 Jack Napier
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@Fukushima Sam, this story doesn't even do their idiocy justice. I wonder how many here heard about the guy who hacked into the US gov because all their Windoze admin passwords were blank. He went to them and told them this, because he saw domains all over the world connected, likely stealing national secrets, but all they did was throw the book at him. This is the type of security you get from a company like HBGary apparently.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:03 | 1751914 A Nanny Moose
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Indeed. It is commong practive to air-gap user networks from those networks with things that go boom or that make a big mess when they go boom....like gas pipelines, nuke plants, dams, sewage treatment plants, mac n' cheese lines (flour is quite explosive in aerosol form)

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:46 | 1752023 FeralSerf
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Tell that to the Iranians.

Sat, 10/08/2011 - 00:34 | 1752187 philipat
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It's probably just another deliberate leak to justify another budget increase of an additional gazillion dollars?

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:49 | 1751103 buyingsterling
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lol, twice

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:03 | 1750922 Think for yourself
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There's a reason that Jericho tv series got canceled. Hint: find what is still out there and listen to it.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:03 | 1750923 Think for yourself
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There's a reason that Jericho tv series got canceled. Hint: find what is still out there and listen to it.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 20:10 | 1751567 Jack Burton
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Jericho was good television. Once it became clear where the shows plot was going, you just knew it would get cancelled due to bad ratings.

They were operating too close to a possible reality scenario.


Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:52 | 1751116 buyingsterling
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Us 'mules' are the last major concentration of people on earth who retain most of their right to self defense. That makes everyone else look like the dumb ones - and the real sheeple.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:50 | 1750569 eureka
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Yep, Ahme... - and consequently, Tyler, - Iran needs no plutonium to destroy U.S.

U.S. is destroying itself very well. This figment of imagination "Melting Pot" - is hot - with general fragmentation and social disintegration.

By next summer it will be clear to all that the U.S. - this pseudo union - is crumbling.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:17 | 1750689 mkkby
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Iran is a proxy for China.  China can easily infect all our critical systems.  They make components for everything we use.  Their "students" have taken most of the slots at our colleges, tech companies and even national labs.

Here's a brilliant idea.  Let's invite 5 million of their of their troops over to do joint drills with our guys.  /sarcasm off

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:42 | 1751077 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Hah! They'd be done for. Why, you may ask? Of course, after coming to America, getting introduced to the joys of shopping, pornography, beer, BBQ and (if we're really smart) blowjobs from accomodating locals, I think your Chicom grunts will be defecting faster than you can say "Hit me again, and put it on that guy's tab". Of course, then they'd be as bad as the locals, but threat neutralized.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:19 | 1751182 Nobody For President
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"Here's a brilliant idea.  Let's invite 5 million of their of their troops over to do joint drills with our guys.  /sarcasm off"

Good post, good point - got me thinking, as an ex-Infantry officer, that you may be - sarc aside - sort of right.

Think about it. China is not a friend to Islam (except when they are fucking with us) and the Islam-style jihadists giving them some problems in Western China currently. It is not beyond possibility that the growing problems to China from this (along with the other problems they are having) just *might* result in some joint training, starting with officer/nco specialized anti-Islam type training, and moving on to limited joint forces training.

This sounds really, really out there nuts, right now. Probably is - god knows I've been wrong plenty on this screwed up market lately.

But when our (foreign) anti-terrorist interests and China's intersect on the Islam jihadist 'problem' - well, hatred/fear of a common enemy can overcome a shitpot load of mutual distrust and enemity to yield a limited amount of cooperation.


You read it on ZH first... ;-)

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:27 | 1750731 Cash_is_Trash
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Your right.

There's more than debt to destroy the union. The 'melting pot' has clearly fucked up this nation. It's the fragmentation you speak of that allows politicians to pull at people's heartstrings for a 'fairer' or 'more just' union by fucing over those of us who have saved.

Fascism, it's in town and it's in style.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:35 | 1750778 MantiXX
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I remember seeing a documentary in mid 70's (I for the life of me cannot find it) that had a russian scientist laughing about the nukes war between USSR and USA.  He stated it wouldnt happen, since russia was just going to wait and the US would destroy itself from within.  He was laughing how we were allowing the low lifes to breed (he said a certain race which I wont repeat) and just suck the life out of the working peoples output.  We would collapse from 'them' being a burden on society and low and behold, just walk around and look at the HUGE fat lazy slobs, or gangs killing each other.

Go team!!

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:43 | 1750804 Jean
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I wonder how many sober grandchildren that Russian scientist has today.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:15 | 1751176 buyingsterling
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I laughed at the end. Up til then it was just some really sad, sad stuff. Sad because there's some real truth there. This system will never force people to refrain from breeding when they can't pay their family's way. The system's interest is in maximum dependency, but that's about to become self-defeating for them. Short of constant dilution of the currency, there's no way to pay for all of the handouts. And yeah, they're handouts mostly - it's someone else's money at this point, even with SS and Medicare. Consider the thinking behind demanding those programs continue: people know they are paying for current retirees, and that future generations will have to pay for their benefits. They're agreeing to pony up, so long as someone else is held at gunpoint in the future (their kids, usually), when their turn comes for payout. "I'll be a slave so long as I get my chance to hold the whip." Collectivists love this kind of thinking, it insures their place in power.

So long as the state insures that every child is fed and clothed and housed (they do, so long as a man isn't in the picture) the irresponsible will continue to outbreed the responsible, period. It will take the prospect of starvation or having to appeal to charity (as opposed to entitlement) for things to change. Or, we could start cutting the nuts off men who 'father' children and abandon them. I know people hate the left-right bizness, but look at the control freak leftists: They say not having health insurance is an unfair burden to place on society. But men can use any woman they can find for their pleausure and saddle taxpayers with new welfare cases, year after year, no problem.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:20 | 1751460 blunderdog
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I know people hate the left-right bizness, but look at the control freak leftists: They say not having health insurance is an unfair burden to place on society. But men can use any woman they can find for their pleausure and saddle taxpayers with new welfare cases, year after year, no problem.

You raise a decent point, but this only works if the control freak rightists prevent those women from aborting their impoverished and unwanted spawn.

What's funny is, I'd betcha that the most vociferous opponents of unlimited breeding of useless eaters would also tend to be the most adamant pro-life advocates.

Maybe seems kind of a little bit of blame to go 'round.

Personally, I'm for aborting everyone, but it's not because I'm a leftist or anything, it's just 'cause I hate fuckin' kids.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:52 | 1751527 buyingsterling
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I only hate them when they're innocent and still in the womb. Once they get past that 9-month 'lump of tissue' phase they can sometimes be cute. Disclosure: I've never had an abortion, so I really have no business talking about it. Same with rape, and child abuse. And running an international bank.

Sat, 10/08/2011 - 03:27 | 1752345 zhandax
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I am for mandatory retroactive abortions prosecuted under the currency act of 1792.  Let's start with DC and wall street.  "We got plenty of street lamps".

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:56 | 1752039 FeralSerf
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Rats breed more when they're fed less.  H. Sapiens does the same.  Why do you think the birth rate in Italy is so much less than in the Congo?

Don't be a dumb fuck!

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:52 | 1750850 topcallingtroll
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I was wondering when the america haters would return.

We have outlived two centuries of europe expecting this crazy american experiment to collapse. I bet we last a bit longer.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:29 | 1751031 tarsubil
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Don't you understand? We don't want to play the Game! It is stupid. You IVY league CIA drone flying US citizen murdering f***s can go f*** yourselves! The MIC which likes grinding rich American peasants and poor Afghani serfs for a couple hundred billion can also go f*** itself and die. The People want to be free and left the F*** alone!

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:40 | 1751064 topcallingtroll
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The MIC and empire is a perversion of the american experiment. I hope it disappears too.

We dont have to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:59 | 1752042 FeralSerf
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It's all controlled from the City of London.  Americans are just colonial possessions.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:12 | 1751944 A Nanny Moose
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This is why we were originally founded as a republic, and not suppose to be one large homogeneous democracy.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 18:57 | 1751398 Rhodin
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We had the NeoCon elite repugnicans try to hijack, co-opt and mislead the TeaParty with some sucess. 

Now we are seeing the globalist demoncrats trying to hijack, co-opt and misdirect the #Occupy movement. 

Eventually folks will figure out that both obstructors have the same high command. 

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 19:57 | 1751541 knukles
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And that at it's very most elemental analysis, the T''s and Occupyers represent the identical zeitgeist.
A deep, fundamental, tired dispair, anger, abandonment and disassociation with the percieved leadership.  A sense that nothing whatsoever is working anymore.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 23:04 | 1752050 FeralSerf
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Eventually folks aren't going to figure out shit.  They never do.  They're not supposed to.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 21:55 | 1751881 A Nanny Moose
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Somewhere in afghanistan one wedding party breathes a sigh of relief, while another trembles in fear.

Missing Soviet subs...pfft.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:39 | 1750513 pupton
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Could it be "Anonymous", or is this way out of their league?

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:06 | 1750628 narnia
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NSA spying on the CIA

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:39 | 1750790 Sabibaby
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The parts for the drones are probably made in ChIndia and the "virus" is hardcoded into the hardware. That is why it "mysteriously" keeps coming back. 

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:46 | 1751090 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Woo! Another benefit of "outsourcing". And Keynesian too, since it's always reappearing/breaking, this is creating a 'stimulus' to fix it over and over again. Oops, I /sarc'd all over myself.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:25 | 1751200 Nobody For President
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Props. This idea is so fucked up you are probably right. I hope *somebody* at Creech is tearing into the hardware on a Reaper and sucking out code on every chip on the board to look at line-by-line. I don't think this is Anonomous or any kid US hacker - possible, but doubtful. But stickin' the code in overseas where the chips are made makes MUCH more sense.

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