Do you believe everything you read?

My prolific friend Phil forwarded me a story about Chinese hackers trying to do in the US Commerce Department.

There are a couple of interesting points in this story:
1. Why would you need to take Internet access away from users?  Aren’t they behind firewalls?  Were the hackers luring them to specific sites to hack them?
2. With over 1,100 laptops missing, I just buy that no data was compromised.  Even if it was an ex-employee the data is compromised.  And if the theft occurred in 2001 then I find it even harder to believe.

I hope the CIO at the Commerce Department isn’t gullable enough to believe this obvious spin.

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