Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chinese Cyberattacks - What you aren't hearing

SNIPS from a couple of different article (my emphasis)

By Cheryl K. Chumley 
The Washington Times
Thursday, February 21, 2013

.Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army, which has been recruiting computer experts from the school for at least a decade, is alleged to be one of several hacking operations run by China's military.

A recent report from a Virginia firm found that a special unit of China’s military holed in a small, nondescript office is to blame for cybersecurity breaches at 141 different targets around the world. Hackers are particularly targeting Washington’s power base, Newser said. China continues to deny its involvement in cybersecurity warfare.

The cyberapocalypse is upon us! Security experts say that almost all important Washington institutions have been hacked by Chinese cyberspies.     China’s has been the worst in history. “The dark secret is there is no such thing as a secure, unclassified network,” says James Lewis, a cyberexpert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On Wednesday, the Obama administration released a paper describing new plans to combate these attacks.

Mandiant said it was able to find connections between two of those hackers and China's People’s Liberation Army by relying on public data first revealed by the hacker group Anonymous.

In February 2011, Anonymous gained access to the website -- an online forum where hackers and researchers share information about hacking techniques -- and published personal data of more than 40,000 registered users online. The data included email and IP addresses.

Remember this whenever you hear someone badmouthing Anonymous.
They were our heroes in the 2012 election.
The are America's heroes today.

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