Category Archives: Hacking Attacks

Hacking Attacks – Mar. 3rd, 2013

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.

Hacking Attacks – Feb. 21st, 2013

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”

Chinese hackers and spies constantly stealing information

“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).”

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