Skip to comments.China State TV Alludes to U.S. Website Attacks
Posted on 08/24/2011 2:50:35 PM PDT by lbryce
Chinese state television has broadcast footage of what two experts on the Chinese military say appears to be a military institute demonstrating software designed to attack websites in the U.S.
Although it could be a decade old or a mock-up, the 10-second segmentpart of a longer report on cybersecurityappears to be a rare example of an official source contradicting China'a repeated assertions that it doesn't engage in cyberattacks, according to Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins of the China SignPost analytical service, which specializes in military matters.
The slightest suggestion that the Chinese military has attacked U.S. websites is highly sensitive, especially since the Pentagon published a new cyberstrategy in July that laid the ground for the U.S. to potentially respond with traditional military force to crippling cyberattacks from abroad.
That move followed a string of cyberattacks over the past few years on U.S. targets including Google Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Pentagon itself, which many U.S. officials believe originated in China, though they haven't so far offered evidence publicly to prove this.
The change also reflected mounting concerns in the Pentagon that insufficient resources have been invested in defense against cyberattackswhich were inflicted on Georgia during its brief war with Russia in 2008 but are still unregulated by international law and are likely to be a key element of future wars.
China's Foreign and Defense Ministries didn't respond to requests for comment Wednesday. Nor did China Central Television Channel 7, known as CCTV-7, where the footage was shown. In the past, China's government has repeatedly denied any involvement in cyberattacks and has said that China itself is one of the biggest victims of hackin
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However, foreign security officials and Internet-security experts continue to allege that a significant proportion of military and corporate cyberattacks originate from China.
cyber-defense unit... but insisted that it was for defensive purposes only.Yeah, sure.
I tried it, and the link didnt work. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Now it’s really getting weird...I entered the article title into the FR search engine and this thread is not even showing up. Wonder what gives?
Is it my computer or something else, you think?
the pesky chicoms are at it again
Sorry about the link. The correct url is in comment #6.
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