May 29 2008

Lose a laptop…get hacked? Sigh…

Published by at 10:33 pm under US attacks

Not sure if this even qualifies as a post but, whatevah:

Government officials are not confirming a report that Chinese officials may have secretly copied the contents of a government laptop computer during a December visit to China by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez’s visit to China has raised security questions.

The Associated Press said an investigation into the suspected incident also involved whether China used the information to try to hack into Commerce computers.

The AP cited officials and industry experts as sources for the story, which said the surreptitious copying is believed to have occurred when a laptop belonging to someone in the U.S. trade delegation was left unattended.

When asked whether the Commerce Department is looking into the matter, spokesman Richard Mills said, “We take security seriously, and as we learn of concerns about security, we look into them.”

This does continue…

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2 Responses to “Lose a laptop…get hacked? Sigh…”

  1. Eastwoodon 30 May 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Yup, this was also discussed in detail here:

  2. [...] на Китай крадат ноу-хау или важна информация например открадването лаптопа на чужд държавен представител от китайските властил. Един любознателен полицай ми [...]