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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:59 AM

China says US-based hackers target its websites

Source: AP-Excite

BEIJING (AP) - China's military said Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144,000 times per month last year, with almost two-thirds of the attacks originating in the United States.

The claim from Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng follows accusations last week by American cybersecurity company Mandiant that Chinese military-backed cyberspies infiltrated overseas networks and stole massive amounts of data from U.S. companies and other entities. China denied the allegations, and its military said it has never supported any hacking activity.

Geng told reporters at a monthly news conference that an average of 62.9 percent of the attacks on the Defense Ministry's official website and that of its newspaper, the People's Liberation Army Daily, came from the U.S.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:29 AM

1. They hack us we hack them.

Hardly surprising.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:32 PM

2. +1 It's another incident of the pot calling the kettle black

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 01:53 AM

3. China hacks US

I heard this news recently and its kinda shocking for me. According to a U.S.-based private security organization, the Chinese army is responsible for a variety of hacking attacks perpetrated on United States businesses and organizations. China, however, claims there are no grounds to the claims. Well, I don't know how true it is be but I wish this would not create any war looms and serious attacks just to steal steal trade secrets. Read more at: Is the Chinese army behind series of hacking attacks?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 04:08 AM

4. what the heck does china have that anyone would want? they have a tradition of stealing every movie,

music, technology and game from the beginning of CD use & computers online. They probably reverse engineered every new technology like TV, radio, computers- everything as soon as they could get their hands on the first copy.

And our corporations who wanted those computers, radios, phones made cheap in Japan and China handed over those plans. More and more to keep profit margins very high, we gave them plans for lots of critical technology like aircraft parts.

The Chinese actually glommed a lot of their 'hacker skills' from Koreans who *to me,imo* seemed like the very first with the worse key-loggers, trojans & actual cheat programs for the first worldwide online games.

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