China-based systems caught probing US defense networks

China-based systems caught probing US defense networks

Summary: While the US focuses its defenses on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, someone or some organization with access to systems in China is focusing on the US defenses. More specifically, networks belonging to various US defense agencies and contractors have come under attack from systems that are physically located in China.

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While the US focuses its defenses on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, someone or some organization with access to systems in China is focusing on the US defenses. More specifically, networks belonging to various US defense agencies and contractors have come under attack from systems that are physically located in China.  What isn't clear is whether those systems are under the direction of someone in China, or if they're doing the bidding (by way of malware)of another party located somewhere else in the world.  Alluding to what could be a harbinger of the sophisticated and highly blended digital threats to come for all of us, defense officials say that no individual piece of compromised data was classified.  But when combined, bits and pieces of unclassified information could add up to a jackpot of intelligence to certain adversaries.

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  • No War Game

    Funny this news goes alone with the war games going on in
    China this week.

    China should be made to live up for what they are doing.
    sp29
    • Not just China

      The title reads: China, Russia Wrap Up Military Exercise.
      And the reason for those exercises are: ... motivated by their common unease with U.S. dominance in world affairs.
      My opinions are documented here, if you are interested: http://news.com.com/5208-7349-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=9064&messageID=64819&start=-184
      RoberNet
  • More tripe

    The CIA (or any good hacker) is quite capable of corrupting servers in another country and then pointing fingers and saying that THEY are attacking us! This is the oldest trick in the book. There's no proof so who do you believe?

    If the government of China wanted to use servers to access US government installations, then WHY would they use servers in THEIR country? Either THEY are stupid, or someone is lying (or maybe both).
    Roger Ramjet
    • There is no set up here, it is what it is

      The Chinese are not stupid, they're trying to catch up to the Russians in cyber-warfare.

      http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=94
      george_ou