Chinese government at the center of five cyber attack claims

A wave of attacks in the UK, Germany, and the United States from Chinese-based computers had the Chinese foreign ministry issuing an official denial that their government had been involved. Afterwards, officials from New Zealand reported that Chinese spies had been behind a recent spate of attacks on their computer systems, although no confidential information had been compromised. France later also experienced attacks on their systems, although they could not say with certainty that the Chinese government was directly involved. Finally, Chinese government computers also came under attack: Lou Qinjian, China's Vice Minister of Information Industry, said that the attacks caused "massive damage" and that his country's Internet infrastructure was "riddled with security holes that had made a mockery of the ruling Communist Party's censorship and exposed many secrets to spies."

Giacomo Paoni, the chief technical officer of the security firm WSLabi, believes that Chinese ISPs may have been partially responsible for making these sorts of attacks so prevalent. "Internet Service Providers offering Bulletproof hosting—aka bulk-friendly hosting—have a high degree of tolerance as to what actions their customers can carry out," he said, "therefore they are usually used by attackers and spammers from all over the world as a good way to hide their tracks." Chinese military hackers have already drawn up wargame plans for attacks intended to disable US military assets such as carrier task forces in the event of a real war, so the idea of government-sponsored attacks is not out of the question.

News source: Ars Technica

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Chinese military hackers have already drawn up wargame plans for attacks intended to disable US military assets such as carrier task forces in the event of a real war...

In its massive rush to secure "bargains", the people and governments of the West have conveniently forgotten that China is a communist country bent on the destruction of "Capitalist-Imperialist" governments and societies around the world.

Of course the Chinese are fast becoming capitalists themselves, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Communists can remain true to their philosophy in the face of their ever increasing wealth and power under capitalism. Nevertheless, little good can come out of the current situation. The Chinese don't really need the excuse of anti-capitalism to attack us. If they think it's to their advantage to do so, they'll attack us; and the way things are going, they'll win.

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Business rules the world, not a dead ideology. If the Chinese attacked us, they would lose their customers. Oh crap.

Octol said,

In its massive rush to secure "bargains", the people and governments of the West have conveniently forgotten that China is a communist country bent on the destruction of "Capitalist-Imperialist" governments and societies around the world.

Of course the Chinese are fast becoming capitalists themselves, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Communists can remain true to their philosophy in the face of their ever increasing wealth and power under capitalism. Nevertheless, little good can come out of the current situation. The Chinese don't really need the excuse of anti-capitalism to attack us. If they think it's to their advantage to do so, they'll attack us; and the way things are going, they'll win.

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The way things are going? You mean Iraq. If we get into it with China there will be no pussyfooting around/fighting with both hands tied behind our backs..hell, hogtied as we are in Iraq. Against China it would be no holds barred and Im sure they wouldnt have it any other way. I doubt itll happen tho. They have way too much to loose now. This is a crazy time we're living in. I think this is a tipping point for the world. We make it through the next 50 years and I think we may just make it until the next planet killer Meteor hits us...we aint getting past that and we aint getting off this planet alive..5 mass extinctions before us and no doubt there will be 5 after us. Wow I really went off on a tangent there.

China is in no way a Communist country; nor does Communism imply that other countries should be attacked. China just borrowed a theory (dictatorship before self government), and stuck to it. Furthermore, one of the main theories of Communism is profit sharing for the citizens, which is not happening there. In fact, I would argue China is a dictatorial Capitalist state. If you removed the dictatorship part of China, you would pretty much have the same system as the US (in fact, the US would be cosidered Socialist due to "generous" benefits for workers for example)

zivan56 said,
China is in no way a Communist country; nor does Communism imply that other countries should be attacked. China just borrowed a theory (dictatorship before self government), and stuck to it. Furthermore, one of the main theories of Communism is profit sharing for the citizens, which is not happening there. In fact, I would argue China is a dictatorial Capitalist state. If you removed the dictatorship part of China, you would pretty much have the same system as the US (in fact, the US would be cosidered Socialist due to "generous" benefits for workers for example)

Beautiful. That is right on the money. Dictatorial Capitalist state is a great description. It may just be the best way to govern 1.3 billion people.

solardog said,

Beautiful. That is right on the money. Dictatorial Capitalist state is a great description. It may just be the best way to govern 1.3 billion people.

Because being arrested for what you blogged about simply rocks!

Dakkaroth said,

Because being arrested for what you blogged about simply rocks!

Im not saying I like it and Im talking mainly about the 1 billion of the 1.3 billion living in 3rd world conditions. Believe me, I know China is not using this strategy to spread the wealth and funnel it down to the massive population of poor in China. If Chinese government was truely altruistic and really wanted that country to become an example to the world, then this might be one of the ways to do it...pretty sure thats not their goal tho.