Nov 28 2008

Chinese hackers targeting US military in Afghanistan

Published by at 4:09 pm under US attacks

From US New and World Report on Chinese hacker virus exporting information on US military logistics:

This wasn’t the first such cyberattack, and officials said that earlier incarnations of the virus had exported information such as convoy and troop movements here. It was not clear precisely what information, if any, was being pulled from Department of Defense computers by this latest virus, they said.

Officials familiar with the computer attack characterized it as extremely aggressive and said that it originated in China. However, they haven’t been able to determine whether the viruses are part of a covert Chinese government effort or the work of private hackers.

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