Skip to comments.PENTAGON: Chinese Hackers Have Stolen Data From 'Almost Every Major US Defense Contractor'
Posted on 05/07/2013 6:11:55 PM PDT by lbryce
For the first time the Obama administration has explicitly accused Chinas military of hacking into computer systems of the U.S. government and its defense contractors.
"The accusations relayed in the Pentagons annual report to Congress on Chinese military capabilities were remarkable in their directness," writes David Sanger of The New York Times.
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Many of the contractors and govt agencies don’t make it all that difficult.
Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore, plus many of the other Democrat leaders of the Clinton years.
How do you spell “TREASON”?
Also, both Bill and Hillary received at least 10 MILLION DOLLARS from the Mob, (i.e. LIUNA, Laborers International Union of No. America), as did the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee and related causes. Byron York, American Spectator, May 1977 article roughly entitled “Clinton’s Mob Bosses”.
The best greedy bastards and traitors money DID buy.
It’s practically criminal how these morons haven’t locked down their systems. I wonder if the problem is that they are operating with a post-Cold War mindset when the Chinese are every bit as aggressive as the Soviets as regards intelligence gathering.
The Chinese select their hackers like they choose their Olympic athletes. They canvass four and five year olds for potential and if selected the children will spend the rest of their lives learning how to hack and putting these skill to use.
This program started back in the mid 90s and is apparently reaping benefits.
A week ago I heard the Chinese stole ALL data from QinetiQ —everything.
For years the UK had been consolidating all their technical stuff there.
The Chinese took it all.
No its mostly ignorance and money. The rules are incredibly complicated forcing them to spend money on useless documentation instead of things which improve security. As a result they look for ways around the rules.
One of my clients with major govt contracts had all of the money for security cut from the contract. So they cut all of their security people and services.
I had one fortune 50 client who told me I was overstating their risk. They tried proving me wrong but couldn’t.
A month later their security officer watched someone change settings in their firewall from within the system and email data back to china.
Well don’t keep the data on top secret projects online! Problem solved.
It’s a little Bradley Manning kind of world out there. Traitors are a dime a dozen. Nobody is “in charge”. Everything is fair game. Freedom, Privacy, Security, Liberty, everything! Whatever can make you a quick buck and get you your “15 minutes”.
Hackers seem to be outsiders, insofar as their personalities are concerned.
Not sure, if this would hold true for a Chinese youth. But it would not surprise me if these hackers, also tend towards ideas of anarchy.
It might turn out that these Chinese hackers, hack the commie hacks, given, that they could gather personal information, much like an equivalent of an underground CIA.
I’m probably wishing too much. Just a thought.
In before Janet Napolitano says “Our computer systems have never been more safe!”
That is chilling. What a helpless feeling.
The United States compromised everything the moment we granted Baracko Obumbu top secret clearances.
Every good communist knows you have to bring the system down before you can hit the reset button. Ask any college professor.
These acts of treason were committed with the assistance and acquiescence of every senior republican. If it was not so the objectors would have gone public and blocked them. We are being sold out from within.
Thanks to Microsoft, the regime of licenses and lack of continuing self-study. Without many men in tiny enterprises, unimpeded by regulations, very little invention.
Contractor offices are rife with political correctness that’s also seen in the private sector. We’re morally bankrupt.
What we need here is some real Nazi style control over the internet... /s
But, hey, the Free Traders still insist on Free Trade with Communist China....
And that is where the treason starts....
NYT was hacked and had the chinese in their systems for 52 days.
They don’t use microsoft.
China now exports more than America does.
American stores are filled with Chinese manufactured goods.
China is growing and we continue to SEND AMERICAN MANUFACTURING THERE.
Stop it now. For crying out loud. Just stop.
Bring back American manufacturing.
I’ve been to some sites that were security nightmares
hell, I’ve seen people FOB from ‘aggressive’ countries working behind name access only doors.
meanwhile, Hillary’s dept flushed 3m+ classified docs onto the net... and 0bama restarted the ‘Chinese scientist free access pass to the nuke labs’ project (after W shutdown Clinton’s program of the same ilk)
security is a joke these days
This Mandiant report summarizes the Chinese effort to hack almost every important network in the Western World.
Tom Clancy’s latest book used Chinese government based hackers as a major plot point. Super scary stuff. Think control of our electrical grid, nuclear power plants, drones, satellites, missile defense.
As far as China is concerned they are fighting a cold war again the USA, but apparently we don’t care or are willing participants in our own destruction.
The Russians have also been conducting major hacks on our systems.
This is an extremely serous problem with very long term consequences.
We should hire hackers to find out what the Chinese have and to acquire anything of value from their sites, and to hit them with massive denial of service attacks.
They’d likely find that the Chinese mainly had copies of stuff from the Western world and no valuable secrets to speak of.
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“For the first time the Obama administration has explicitly accused Chinas military of hacking into computer systems of the U.S. government and its defense contractors. “
EPIC FAIL! Sounds like they are helplessly flailing for a solution. Duh...
“The accusations relayed in the Pentagons annual report to Congress on Chinese military capabilities were remarkable in their directness,” writes David Sanger of The New York Times.
That may be because the extent of the theft is remarkable in its scope.”
“Stop it now. For crying out loud. Just stop.”
Twenty years ago I was shocked by how many Red Chinese students were in college here; they were loyal Reds, and we were training them.
We still have several advantages.
1. We are more innovative, more creative.
2. Along with the “good stuff”, they have to wade through a lot of crap. If they really have “all” of our stuff, just sorting through it will take them a long time. By then we will have moved further ahead.
3. They have to figure out what to do with it and how. For example, information on how to build nuclear weapons is out there, but look at all the problems the Iranians are having.
Would you like an H1B with your TSSCI Fries?
Old news. Many contractors are deeply compromised. Between shoddy security policies and PLA operatives on the inside you can bet that they are reading most of our mail. When I worked for DoD there was an almost incomprehensible laxity among the contractors. PRC nationals in sensitive admin roles, PRC-sourced hardware installed on secure networks without testing or oversight and an atmosphere of denial that extended to officially ignoring huge numbers of network penetration attempts. Only when contract rebids were threatened was any remedial action taken. It was madness.
Doesn’t the Chinese version of, R&D, stand for “ripoff & duplicate”?
It's a regular industry for foriegn nationals: get a paycheck here working for a defense contractor and a paycheck back home for passing along info. It's not just the PRC. We had contractors from the UAE, Pakistan, Jordan, and Russia doing it too. The guy from Jordan got caught after he falsified his wife's info: he had to because she was a known Jordanian intelligence agent. This guy had a TS with poly and worked with sensitive material for at least a year. Last I heard he was fighting deportation.
Here’s how it likely works. Any such company is going to have many chinese nationals working for it. Getting stuff done in the technical field and locking information down are almost mutually incompatible. Anybody with a laptop and a thumb drive can pull down a ton of technical information without breaking a sweat. Using any number of incentives the chicoms are probably able to coerce some number of chinese nationals working at the various companies to give them the crown jewels.
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