The White House is being tight lipped about the breach saying that the hackers only accessed unclassified systems within the network. It appears that the hack really wasn't all that sophisticated either. Someone inside of the WHMO opened an attachment that poked a hole in the network security, allowing anyone in (a trojan horse if you will). Most media outlets will probably blow this out of proportion saying that criminals actually breached the network. Until Brendan Spaar reads differently, my understanding is that ths staffer created a vulnerability that was quickly found by network security, isolated, and patched. There is no evidence that the Chinese came in through the open gates. One thing this story does show is that the next world war will be online. Good thing I play a lot of video games!