Skip to comments.China-Based Hackers Stole Indian Secrets
Posted on 04/06/2010 11:31:28 PM PDT by myknowledge
BEIJINGChina-based hackers stole Indian national-security information, 1,500 emails from the Dalai Lama's office and other sensitive documents, a new report said Tuesday.
Researchers at the University of Toronto said they were able to observe the hacking and trace it to core servers located in China and to people based in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The researchers said they monitored the hacking for the past eight months.
The report said it has no evidence of involvement by the Chinese government, but it again put Beijing on the defensive. Separate reports earlier this year said security investigators had traced attacks on Google Inc. and other companies to China-based computers.
"We have from time to time heard this kind of news. I don't know the purpose of stirring up these issues," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular news conference in response to questions about the report. "We are firmly opposed to various kinds of hacking activities through the Internet." Ms. Jiang said China will fight cybercrime according to law, adding that the researchers haven't formally contacted China.
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The dirty tentacles of the Chinese cyber warfare network have reached into the servers of India's think tanks and the email server of the Dalai Lama (whom they hate so much).
If I were the Lama, I would put a honeypot on the internet to bamboozle the Chinese.
my thoughts on chinese cyber-warfare abilities are that they can shut down the electrical grids of the US, any number of military systems (even some that should be secure), and create utter chaos in world financial markets via fraudulent ID and order entrys (some of the security on systems going straight to exchanges is dismaying).
did I forget anything?
The middle kingdom is shaping up to be the biggest bunch of thieves and scoundrels in recorded history. 6000 years of literature, art, and culture traded for the title of world’s most unethical bunch of troublemaking turds ever.
In principle yes; the practice remains to be seen.
Anything to do with that MAoist raid that killed 70 some Indian troops?
unfortunately even a moderate fraction of what I describe will create utter chaos dometically, especially given the currency implications. The dollar is a disaster waiting to happen, at this point.
It’s coincidental by timing.