White House Computer Was Hacked, Obama Was Not Informed Immediately


The Washington Free Beacon reports that a White House computer was hacked back in September, but President Obama was not immediately informed of the cyber attack that was traced back to China.

Law enforcement and national security agencies are investigating the hacking of a White House computer last month that penetrated a network inside the White House Military Office that handles top-secret data, U.S. officials said.

On Capitol Hill, House Republicans this week asked the White House to provide details of the attack on the White House Communications Agency, which runs the Situation Room and classified communications and teleconferences.

Meanwhile, officials said President Barack Obama was not notified about the cyber attack—which was traced to China when it was first discovered—but was informed about the incident later.

So, why wasn’t he informed? Why, he was busy campaigning!

Regarding presidential notification, the cyber attack was not considered serious enough to interrupt the president’s schedule. In recent weeks Obama has been traveling throughout the country while campaigning for reelection.

The cyber attack was mentioned during one of the president’s intelligence briefings several days after it was discovered and halted, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. (Read More)

Would that be one of the briefings on his iPad, or did he actually attend that one?

It’s nice to know what the priorities are in the White House under the leadership of Obama.