Dec 14 2007
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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