Mar 07 2008
UPDATE: Xiao Chen’s website located
CNN reporter John Vause has a very interesting article on a Chinese hacker by the name of Xiao Chen and his group. They actually seem very typical of the entire community, except for the claims of hacking the Pentagon and getting paid by the Chinese government. These claims can probably be taken with a grain or two of salt since they were being interviewed. Not saying it isn’t possible, just saying. As to whether or not the PRC would pay for the information, yes and no. If it is true, I think they would consider the source of the intelligence, like…would this group of hackers later do an interview with CNN and tell them everything.
One other point, without knowing the name of the website it is very difficult
to tell how much influence it has within the Red Hacker Alliance. However, 10,000 registered members is not that many for the average Chinese hacker website. In fact, it is pretty average.
There was one quote from Chen that I really liked and that I agree with 100%:
‘First, you must know about the Web site you want to attack. You must know what program it is written with,’ says Xiao Chen. There is a saying, ‘Know about both yourself and the enemy, and you will be invincible.’
Now for those of you who don’t know, that is straight out of the Art of War by Sun Zi (Sun Tzu). And, the reason I started this blog.
The full article on Xiao Chen is here… Chinese hacker Xiao Chen
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