Jan 13 2008

Our Cousins Not Real Pleased With Chinese Hackers

Published by at 11:44 am under UK Attacks

  You can see the international pressure beginning to mount on Beijing in regards to Chinese hackers.  The US. France, Germany, Japan…and the now the Brits have made it a part of their rounds to complain to Beijing.  Prime Minister Gordon Brown will use his upcoming visit to China to protest the recent
intrusions.  Beijing will soon have to do something to reign in their patriotic youth.  While it is true that other nations have their share of hackers, Chinese hackers seem to be doing their best to get noticed at the highest seats of power.  This might be grea for personal reputation but a lousy long-term strategy.  Read Chinese hackers really upset one Prime Minister.

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  1. Eastwoodon 17 Jan 2008 at 12:08 am

    Hey Heike, this isn’t really Chinese-hacker-related, but a really interesting read nonetheless: http://www.portfolio.com/news-markets/national-news/portfolio/2008/01/14/Media-Defenders-Profile?print=true

  2. Heikeon 17 Jan 2008 at 6:35 am


    Wow! This is the kind of stuff I worry about:

    “He also pulls out a well-creased sheet of paper bearing my name, the first five digits of my Social Security number, a few pictures of me, and addresses going back 10 years. “I had to check,” he says. Then he asks me about another Roth he has been researching; it turns out to be my brother. “I was just starting to dig in to him,” he says. ‘There’s a lot there.’

    One subject we really need to start talking about is net-reconnaissance. This time it was accidental but what if you have a concentrated effort to gather this type of information? You could really do a lot of damage to security, industry and individuals.