Skip to comments.Russia and China accused of cyber-spying campaign to steal U.S. secrets
Posted on 08/13/2011 5:55:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Washington The military and intelligence services of Russia and China are conducting a sustained campaign to steal American commercial and military secrets through cyber espionage, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he warned that sophisticated computer hacking poses a major danger to U.S. interests.
"Nation states are investing huge amounts of time, personnel and money to steal our data," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Friday in a speech to an association of retired U.S. intelligence officers. "We are not as prepared as we need to be."
Rogers' remarks were framed as a warning against overly steep cuts in the intelligence and defense budgets, and he cited cyber attacks as the top threat to the United States outside of Al Qaeda. He particularly blamed Russia and China.
"Clearly the intelligence agencies and the military [from both countries] are involved," he said afterward.
Rogers' views are widely shared by national security officials, but the allegations are rarely voiced in public.
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What? Cyber-Spying? ...
Meanwhile, we continue to fund the rise of growing rival superpower China with our muddle-headed stubborn belief in “free trade”.
While our own country’s manufacturing base, crumbles.
Why spy when you can give obama $5 and he’ll tell you all you want to know?
This same complaint has been issued for more than a decade, and the same two culprits, China and Russia have been named. Apparently, our ability to counter the attacks have been as feeble as our economy, our education system, and, especially, our political will.
Why don’t they just read the NYT?
Because, belive it or not, there are still people in our government who would hold back some info from this administration in order to protect it from being leaked.
I'm sure there are very many loyal Americans serving within our gov't, but that didn't stop china's military capabilities (specifically ICBM missile technology) from progressing by leaps and bounds during the clinton admin. I would suspect things are several orders of magnitude worse now.
No acts of war, though. Or....
You have a good point.
Also : This should come as no surprise, we are doing the same thing to them.
All Countries are doing it to each other, Its part of the game.
Espionage should always be expected, but how do you defend against treason from within at the very highest levels? That's not supposed to be part of the game.
I suppose there have always been John Kerry’s in the Senate.
Bill Clinton appeared to be the first resident of the White House who openly shared secrets with the Chinese.Gave them missile secrets they are using now.
Obama doesn’t have to divulge secrets he and the Democrats are destroying us single handed.
Why bother with stealing IP from American companies? Between putting the entire patent office online for everyone to see and exploit, along with companies willfuly handing their trade secrets over to them to make a quick buck exploiting third world labor, I guess they get what they have coming. Your IP laws stop at the US border, and if you think you can do anything about it, let’s see how well you fare in a chinese court.
Stealing trade secrets is a huge problem, especially in the automotive industry. The biggest perpetrators are the chinese, followed by the koreans, and then the indians. It’s so bad that the unwritten rule is that no asians are allowed in the shop, period. One of my previous employers in the machine tool industry was really burned by the koreans stealing their trade secrets. And they barely recovered from that loss.
‘The military and intelligence services of Russia and China are conducting a sustained campaign to steal American commercial and military secrets through cyber espionage...’
Wow, there’s a shocker.
The flip side of this is that its real easy to plant decoy data on systems that are under attack or vulnerable.