Closing Thought–23Jun17

In Saner Thought

A Hacking We Will Go!

Hacking seems to be the new drug of choice for criminals….and the newest weapon against an enemy….but the most diabolical hack is just coming to light….

The CIA has had a a cyber attack and it hit the essentials of the agency….snacks.

The CIA may be famous for daring acts of espionage, but in 2013 several agency contractors learned the hard way not to use their shadowy skills to steal from vending machines. A declassified report from the Office of Inspector General says several agency contractors conspired to steal more than $3,300 worth of products from CIA vending machines between the fall of 2012 and March 2013. According to BuzzFeed, which acquired the report through the Freedom of Information Act, an unidentified contractor disconnected the network cables that enable communication between the vending machines and the agency’s “FreedomPay” system, thereby allowing “purchases to be…

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