Lady Gaga helps massive military data heist
John and I have been watching the story about Pfc. Bradley Manning unfold.Â He’s the soldier who’s accused of leaking the video of a 2007 deadly American helicopter attack in Baghdad and downloading over 150,000 diplomatic cables.Â We’ve been wondering about military security and how it’s possible that someone can get a hold of that much highly classified information.Â An article in the New York Times says the soldier has Lady Gaga to thank for some of that information. He was able to walk out with secret information on a data cd disguised as a Lady Gaga music cd.Â Because no one suspects a guy humming “Disco Stick” at the computer.
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