Dec 14 2007

Chinese Hackers Hitting Olympics

Published by at 7:21 am under UK Attacks

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        UPDATED: One of the projects I have been thinking about putting together is a calendar showing dates and events of possible future Chinese hacker attacks.

Take this example; it should have been fairly easy to identify the Olympic Games as a catalyst for Chinese hacker attacks. China views the 2008 Olympics as its coming-out party. It should not come as a huge surprise that patriotic Chinese hackers would target their competitor’s websites for information collection. Oh, by the way, if you think only our English cousins are going to be attacked over the Olympics, you are sadly mistaken. Care to guess if this information was disseminated to other countries, warning them of possible Chinese intrusions…

        I can guarantee that in March of 2008, the Taiwanese will suffer attacks from mainland hackers. Why? They will hold national elections and the anti-independence, pro-unification crowd will have to make themselves known. Oil and natural gas corporations, if the attacks aren’t happening right now, they are coming. The Japanese, sorry, you guys are pretty much on your own; probably not a date on the calendar that won’t correspond to some grievance. The point being, there are indicators we can use to make a reasonable guess on dates of attack.

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3 Responses to “Chinese Hackers Hitting Olympics”

  1. 回声on 13 Feb 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Here’s a date for your calendar.

    According to Gao Peng last December http://soft.yesky.com/securityw/aqzxx/365/7716865.shtml
    the Olympic IT staff will be hosting 2 major security tests in april and june. I would expect mischief coming out of Qingdao and Beijing during those months.

  2. Heikeon 13 Feb 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Why do you expect mischief from Qingdao and Beijing?

  3. 回声on 13 Feb 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Its a guess, but I think it’s a good one, because Atos is in Beijing, because Beijing and Qingdao are the largest hosting cities hence will have the most data collection points, and because I interpret “ta men jiang yao qing ding ji de an quan ji shu zhuan jia” to mean l337 haxor types.

    After all, that’s what the USA would do.

    (And because I once heard mudge tell a funny story about the PBX havok caused when they were hired to do pen testing for a big company. It’s too hard to resist temptation methinks)