[Ads-l] exfiltrate = infiltrate and take

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Jun 13 20:11:47 UTC 2015


Both the Oxford Dictionary site and Wiktionary offer pretty much the 
same definition for exfiltrate:

https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/exfiltrate
Withdraw (troops or spies) surreptitiously, especially from a dangerous 
position.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/exfiltrate
(military) To withdraw troops surreptitiously from a dangerous position

In the news, a different meaning is being used:
"Officials say deeply personal information in hackers' hands"
By Asssociated Press
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20150613_Officials_say_deeply_personal_information_in_hackers_hands.html?id=307259821

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In a statement, the White House said that on June 8, investigators 
concluded there was "a high degree of confidence that ... systems 
containing information related to the background investigations of 
current, former and prospective federal government employees, and those 
for whom a federal background investigation was conducted, may have been 
exfiltrated."
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Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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