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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Josh Earnest: Yes, I Got Hacked (By China)






Wonder if the sneaky little bastards hacked Barry too? 


If they did they know for sure who orchestrated the IRS scandal.


You could sum up this entire administration top to bottom with one word...
Incompetence

To think of all the members of Congress and of all the governors across the country the one most uniquely qualified for POTUS was a community organizer from IL with 142 days of experience under his belt. Barry's incompetence is only surpassed by that of the American electorate.

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All smiles Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management picking up her almost $200,000 a year paycheck.




This is the same Katherine Archuleta testifying before Congress.



Not only did she not get fired... her and her staff got a $7,000 bonus!

Is it any wonder people want to work for the government?

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Speaking to reporters Tuesday from the White House briefing room, Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted his personal government employee information was hacked. 



"Yes I was," Earnest responded to a question from a reporter about the extensive nature of the hack. Earnest said although his information was hacked, he cannot confirm who else on White House staff has been compromised.


Government officials are scrambling as news and the extent of the recent data breach, most likely carried out by the Chinese, gets significantly worse. Initially we were told the information of just four million government employees was compromised. That number has jumped to at least 18 million

FBI Director James Comey gave the 18 million estimate in a closed-door briefing to Senators in recent weeks, using the OPM's own internal data, according to U.S. officials briefed on the matter. Those affected could include people who applied for government jobs, but never actually ended up working for the government. 

We aren't just talking about basic information being hacked, but instead information about classified security clearances, family members, extensive personal history, etc. The alarming details from The Daily Beast: 

If you’ve ever held a security clearance with Uncle Sam, Chinese hackers now have all your personal info—and from debt to dirty money, they won’t be shy about causing mayhem with it. 

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Note:

This is the story on  Katherine Archuleta  written on June 20th before Josh Earnest knew/admitted he was hacked. Check out in particular the last paragraph. 



In congressional testimony and in interviews, officials investigating the breach at the personnel office have struggled to explain why the defenses were so poor for so long. Last week, the office’s director, Katherine Archuleta, stumbled through a two-hour congressional hearing. She was unable to say why the agency did not follow through on inspector general reports, dating back to 2010, that found severe security lapses and recommended shutting down systems with security clearance data.

When she failed to explain why much of the information in the system was not encrypted — something that is standard today on iPhones, for example — Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a Massachusetts Democrat who usually supports Mr.Obama’s initiatives, snapped at her. “I wish that you were as strenuous and hardworking at keeping information out of the hands of hackers,” he said, “as you are keeping information out of the hands of Congress and federal employees.”

Her performance in classified briefings also frustrated several lawmakers. “I don’t get the sense at all they understand the problem,” said Representative Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, who called for Ms. Archuleta’s resignation. “They seem like deer in the headlights.”

Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, said on Wednesday that Mr. Obama remained confident that Ms. Archuleta “is the right person for the job.” Ms. Archuleta, who took office in November 2013, did not respond to a request for an interview.


Maybe Barry is confident but how about Josh? Archuleta only compromised 18 million people. Just WTF does someone have to do to get fired in this administration?







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