Thursday, October 11, 2007

Massive US Intelligence Gaffe - Leak destroys access

This article is mind-numbing. Please be absolutely sure to read this entire New York Sun article!!

Qaeda Goes Dark After a U.S. Slip

Enemy Vanishes From Its Web Sites


Staff Reporter of the Sun
October 9, 2007

"One intelligence officer who requested anonymity said in an interview last week that the intelligence community watched in real time the shutdown of the Obelisk system. America's Obelisk watchers even saw the order to shut down the system delivered from Qaeda's internal security to a team of technical workers in Malaysia. That was the last internal message America's intelligence community saw. "We saw the whole thing shut down because of this leak," the official said. "We lost an important keyhole into the enemy.

""It was both unprecedented and chilling from the perspective of a Web techie. The discipline and coordination to take the entire system down involving multiple Web servers, hundreds of user names and passwords, is an astounding feat, especially that it was done within minutes," Mr. Grace said yesterday.

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