Guantanamo hack threat prompts WiFi shutdown

May 20, 2013

The U.S. military has shut down wireless internet service at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba because of online hacking threats.

A spokesman for the Guantanamo Bay prison says that officials have also blocked access to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter through networks because of the threat.

Army Lt. Col. Samuel House says the precautions were taken because of online threats to disrupt activities at the base allegedly made by the international Anonymous. No disruptions have been reported so far.

The group had called for a global protest because of the ongoing hunger strike by prisoners protesting their conditions and indefinite confinement at the U.S. base. As of Monday, the military said 103 of the 166 prisoners were on strike.

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Jimee
1 / 5 (1) May 20, 2013
Thank you, George Bush and the Republicans!
geokstr
1 / 5 (2) May 21, 2013
There seem to be only two types of hackers: crooks, out to defraud, and leftist hacks, intent on bringing down the US to help the Hive mind.

Why is it no one ever hacks the records of Harvard, Columbia and Occidental to get Obama's transcripts, theses or admission records, or the email databases of the NY Times, CBS, or any of the other "unbiased", "objective" "news" media, Climategate being the exception? I doubt if their security is anywhere near as high as the military and business systems they always attack, and would be easy pickings.

I think it has something to do with ends justifying the means. Maybe it's the left's total lack of any conscience, morals, ethics, principles or respect for the rule of law.

Thank you, Saul Alinsky, Obama and the Democrats.

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