OK Mt Fellow ATSers, Looks like our Watchers of Our Cyber Henhouse have other things on their mind. No wonder The Eastern European Hackers have such
an easy time scooping up Large Amounts of our Personal and Private Financial and Medical Info. Seems our Best and Brightest Cyber Defenders have a
propensity for some Nasty Extra curricular activities.
So what do you reckon My ATS Friends, it seems that this week there has been another Large Cyber Theft (Biggest in History) supposedly. Do we as
Tax Payers deserve better than this or is this what we get from Over Paying for everything we have Government do for us and only get abuse if we dare
to say anything about their sloth and incompetence?
Any thoughts Guys and Gals? Peace Friends
Mods, if you feel this is in the wrong forum please feel free to move this thread as you wish, I also did a search and their doesn't seem to be
anything about this yet on ATS, if there is please delete thread, Thanks Arjunanda
As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind
online when they visit web sites and download images.
But DeFoggi—convicted today in Nebraska on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn—must have believed
his use of the Tor anonymizing network shielded him from federal investigators.
But DeFoggi’s conviction is perhaps more surprising than others owing to the fact that he worked at one time as the acting cybersecurity director of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeFoggi worked for the department from 2008 until January this year. A department official told
Business Insider that DeFoggi worked in the office of the assistant secretary for administration as lead IT specialist but a government budget
document for the department from this year(.pdf) identifies a Tim DeFoggi as head of OS IT security operations, reporting to the department’s chief
information security officer.
Although anyone could use the sites, registered users like DeFoggi—who was known online under the user names “#christ” and
“PTasseater”—could set up profile pages with an avatar, often child porn images, and personal information and upload files. The site archived
more than 100 videos and more than 17,000 child porn and child erotica images, many of them depicting infants and toddlers being sexually abused by
DeFoggi became part of that sting after becoming a registered member of PedoBook in March 2012 where he remained active until December that year when
the FBI shuttered it. During this time DeFoggi, who described himself as “having many perversions,” solicited child porn images from other
members, viewed images and exchanged private messages with other members expressing interest in raping, beating and murdering infants and toddlers.
DeFoggi received many commendations during his government career, according to an exhibit list created by the government for his trial. The list
includes several certificates of award from the U.S. Treasury, a certificate of appreciation from the State Department for his work on a Hurricane
Katrina task force, several documents related to computer courses he attended and certifications he received.