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Thread #133910   Message #3043163
Posted By: bobad
29-Nov-10 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wikileaks - how embarrassing
Subject: RE: BS: Wikileaks - how embarrasing
This about the purported leaker Bradley Manning:

"Manning had access to two classified networks from two separate secured laptops: SIPRNET, the Secret-level network used by the Department of Defense and the State Department, and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System which serves both agencies at the Top Secret/SCI level.

The networks, he said, were both "air gapped" from unclassified networks, but the environment at the base made it easy to smuggle data out.

"I would come in with music on a CD-RW labeled with something like 'Lady Gaga,' erase the music then write a compressed split file," he wrote. "No one suspected a thing and, odds are, they never will."

"[I] listened and lip-synced to Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history," he added later. "Weak servers, weak logging, weak physical security, weak counter-intelligence, inattentive signal analysis … a perfect storm."

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/leak/