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Enter the cyber dragon....
« on: August 03, 2011, 06:30:38 am »
The only thing more alarming than these breaches is the lack of a massive response.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/09/chinese-hacking-201109

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the 2007 hack of Defense Secretary Robert Gatesís computer finally made some in Washington take the cyber-espionage problem seriously. The Pentagon has admitted that in June of that year it had to shut down part of the computer system in Gatesís office after the attack

After the hackers got RSA keys they went into Lockheed, Northrop, General Dynamics, and other defense contractors systems.
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Re: Enter the cyber dragon....
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 08:50:59 am »
Why is the West silent on 5-year cyberwar launched by China? http://www.itworld.com/security/190077/why-west-silent-5-year-cyberwar-launched-china

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 03:16:57 pm »
It really seems like they would have important stuff like this on some kind of intra-net that was not connected to the larger Internet as a whole. Might be tricky to access that remotely with a laptop when it was necessary, however.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 08:58:00 pm »
The New York Times hits back: P.L.A. unit 61398 - a.k.a "Comment Crew" - in Shanghai gets some fairly intense sunlight treatment.

Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.
Mandiant Intelligence Center Report (APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units)

I don't know what I'm more surprised about - the relative simplicity of the attacks, or that those methods have worked to this extent in the first place. Anyhow, it doesn't bode well for the future that technologically ... well, let's be charitable and call them "savvy" elements of the P.L.A. apparently see the whole of the internet as an expendable asset in what amounts to a shockingly crude power play. I see no reason to be politically correct about Chinese state hacking; this directly threatens not only other nations' interests but the overall empowering genius of the net. State actors have their own resources, but I'd say that this above anything else calls for sanctions from every private actor on the net before this idiocy ruins things for all of us.

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 01:22:51 am »
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 03:35:36 am »
China Lashes Back at Hacking Claims (Wall Street Journal) [Subscription may be required]

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BEIJINGóChina fought back against a U.S. computer security firm's accusations that a Chinese military group stole large amounts of data from U.S. companies, saying the U.S. is the top source of attacks against Chinese targets.
 
Speaking at a daily press briefing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei denied accusations from Mandiant Corp., which said in a report released Monday that a group attached to the People's Liberation Army stole data from more than 100 U.S. companies over a seven-year period.

"Cyberattacks are anonymous and transnational and it is hard to trace the origin of attacks, so I don't know how the findings of the report are credible," Mr. Hong said.
 
At the same time, Mr. Hong said China has been a frequent victim of cyberattacks, and he added that the U.S. has been the top source of such attacks. China has suffered virus attacks, and Chinese personal computers have come under control by foreign Internet addresses, he said.

When asked if China believed that the U.S. government is behind the attacks, Mr. Hong said "we can only say they originated in the U.S.," which he said was "entirely different from media reports that the Chinese government or the Chinese military are responsible" for the attacks detailed in the U.S. computer security firm's report. He cited research by a Chinese computer emergency response center affiliated China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 04:59:08 am »
This is getting really interesting. No peace for Human kind, after war and cold war, we have cyber war. China and America are not fighting with ICBM but using computers instead. Anyway this is not going to be good.

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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 03:06:47 am »
It never rains, it pours.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 06:37:29 am »
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130225/DA4LGDNG2.html

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BEIJING (AP) - Beijing hotly denies accusations of official involvement in massive cyberattacks against foreign targets, insinuating such activity is the work of rogues. But at least one element cited by Internet experts points to professional cyberspies: China's hackers take the weekend off.
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