Daily Commentary – Monday, May 12, 2014 – Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down After 6 Years on the Job

  • Following the massive data breach and financial struggles

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18 Year Old Jose Bautista Arrested for Hacking Computers to Change His School Grades in Miami, FL

Didn’t we see  Matthew Broderick  do this in the 1983 movie ‘War Games’ for himself and Ally Sheedy?

18 year old Jose Bautista was charged Friday with eight felonies, four counts of intellectual property crimes for modifying a program and four counts of modifying computer user data.  Bautista hacked into the school computers and change the grades for himself and four other students in return for money. Bautista was a senior and scheduled to graduate within a few weeks; however, all that may be in jeopardy as the Miami-Dade School District sent a statement that “expulsion” was still a possibility. The 18 year old  was released after his family posted his $20,000 bail.

War Games 1983 – Changing Grades School Hack

 A Miami high school student is facing felony charges after allegedly hacking into his school website and changing students’ grades, according to WFOR-TV in Miami.

Jose Bautista, 18, was charged Friday with multiple counts including intellectual property offence and offense against computer users. According to WFOR-TV, Bautista was able to hack into the school computers and change the grades for himself and four other students.

The principal at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School turned over Bautista to the police on Thursday, after the student reportedly gave him a written confession.

A video of Bautista’s court appearance showed the high school senior fidgeting in an orange jumpsuit as the charges against him were read.

However, it looks much different in the real world when one is caught and arrested for hacking into a school computer to change grades. Jose Bautista is not going to be getting a chance to take on Joshua to save the world from ‘global thermal nuclear war’ but instead expulsion.

Daily Commentary – Monday, January 20, 2014 – Baby Faced Russian Teen Likely Suspect in Security Breach Software

  • 17 year old Russian is the one who developed and sold the software that was used in the Target security breach

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“White Hat” Hacker David Kennedy Says … “No Security Ever Built into Obamacare Web Site”

WHAT A MESS … Get ready for the Identity Theft that is going to be a result of the Obamacare web site where no security was ever put in place …

From CNBC comes the following frightening revelations. The security issues with the beleaguered web site are even worse than thought. David Kennedy, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC the unthinkable, ”When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time.”  He was then asked whether the site posed a risk to individuals personal information. Kennedy responded, putting your information on the Healthcare.gov web site puts yourself at risk. Since it is on the federal level, the government does not have to disclose that they have been hacked or a breach has occurred.

It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.

“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”

How did this government allow such a colossal failure to go forward that would put so many millions of Americans at risk of ID theft? In one respect, they are lucky that it was so poorly constructed that people could not get on to enroll and in turn have their info hacked.

HHS-Run Website Hacked … Now Selling NFL Jerseys, Ugg Boots, Armani Fragrances

Does this give those that need to sign up for Obamacare a warm fuzzy …

As reported at the The Weekly Standard, a portion of the website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of HHS, was apparently hacked as long as two months ago. Makes you want to trust the Healthcare.gov web page and give the government your personal information, doesn’t it?

Sanhsa_NFL-jerseys

A portion of the website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was apparently hacked as long as two months ago.  SAMHSA is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS also runs the new Obamacare insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov.

Dozens of pages hawking retail merchandise have been uploaded to the SAMHSA site, ranging from NFL jerseys to Ugg shoes to Armani fragrances.  Screen captures of the various pages are shown here:

UPDATE: Shortly after this story was posted, the site nace.samhsa.gov returned an error message saying that the site could not be found.  Later, the following message appeared on the site (misspelling included): “This site is undgoing maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.” Here’s a current screen capture:

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