U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies
Australia Security Intelligence Organisation HQ blueprints “stolen”
Cyber-security turns into new battleground – tension grows
Chinese hackers try to steal UK stealth-fighter plans
“Cyber intrusions emanating from China on an unprecedented scale”
Chinese cyberspies have hacked most Washington institutions
China behind 20+ cyber attacks against Norway
How Facebook inadvertently exposed China’s giant hacking ring
Chinese hackers going after medical industry
Chinese hackers take weekends off, indicating they are employees…
European Space, Industrial Firms Breached in Cyber Attacks
Hacking causing tensions between China and Germany
China wants ability to close down U.S. critical infrastructure
Harper not saying what he’s doing about possible Chinese hackers
China hacking shows we’re all technologically vulnerable – “Our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air-traffic control systems…” President Obama.
These stories all refer to massive Chinese hacking of Western military, governmental, and corporate computer systems, by a specifically-tasked unit of the People’s Liberation Army, Unit 61398.
Washington Post: “Report ties cyberattacks on U.S. computers to Chinese military”
CNN Money: “Chinese military engaged in extensive cyber espionage campaign”
The Guardian: “China aiding hacker attacks on West”
Security Week: “Unit In China’s PLA Behind Massive Cyber Espionage Operation”
Toronto Sun: “China’s cyber hacking army spells trouble for future, say experts”
“During almost two months of monitoring last year, the researchers say they were struck by the sheer scale of the hackers’ work as data bled from one victim after the next: from oilfield services leader Halliburton Cp. (HAL) to Washington law firm Wiley Rein LLP; from a Canadian magistrate involved in a sensitive China extradition case to Kolkata-based tobacco and technology conglomerate ITC Ltd. (ITC).”
“The hackers also targeted the House of Commons, specifically targeting MPs that have large Chinese constituencies, CTV reported Thursday evening.
“Officials traced the attack back to the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, CTV reported.