Nov 03 2008

China’s use of cyber warfare

Published by at 4:48 am under Uncategorized

I haven’t actually had a chance to read the whole article (long) but did a quick scan and it looks worthwhile.  Opens with background on the PLA’s current capabilities and then gets into the cyber warfare section.

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  1. CBRP1R8on 03 Nov 2008 at 9:31 am

    A nice but long read, some interesting data there. Here’s another one for you, at least this excert from the MS Security Intelligence Report.

    “Breaking these figures down geographically shows a pattern, with the People’s Republic
    of China being home to more than twice as many infected computers as the next most
    infected locale, as shown in in Figure 35.
    In China, gaming is often done in Internet cafés or on
    other public terminals, which are used by large numbers
    of people and present a greater opportunity for infection
    than a private computer. For example, if just one person
    inserts a USB drive infected with Win32/Taterf into an
    unprotected public terminal, the computer is compromised
    and can steal passwords from anyone else who uses
    the computer until the infection is removed. It is therefore
    particularly important for operators of public Internet
    terminals to install antivirus software and keep it up to
    date. Other best practices would be to prevent customers
    in those Internet cafés and other public places from
    installing software on computers at all or to use virtualized
    disk images to return all computers to a known clean state
    at the end of each session or business day. (Virtualized
    images should of course be kept up to date with the latest
    security updates and antivirus definitions as part of ongoing

    You can find the full report here, in PDF but a 150 pages of info.

  2. Heikeon 07 Nov 2008 at 8:54 am


    Thanks, I’ll download the article ASAP.