DHS Issued False ‘Water Pump Hack’ Report; Called It a ‘Success’ (wired.com)

October 2, 2012 12:00 am

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DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) circulated false information to Congress and the intelligence community from a debunked Illinois fusion center report about a cyberattack. DHS defended itself saying I&A does not make “analytical judgments” about the quality of its information, and characterized its report as a success because it generated “interest” in the issue. This incident is detailed in a new Senate report on fusion centers.


Read the ACLU blog on the report here: https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-immigrants-rights/fusion-centers-too-much-bad-information

Learn more about fusion centers here: https://www.aclu.org/spy-files/more-about-fusion-centers

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