Apr 08 2009

Chinese hackers inside S. Korean Finance Ministry

Published by at 3:47 am under Uncategorized

Busy couple of months for Chinese hackers.  Using e-mail to target potential victims might not be sophisticated but it is effective:

SEOUL, Apr 08, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) — Chinese hackers targeting South Korean government computers gained access to classified information and financial policies, officials here said Wednesday.

The compromised computers, located at the finance ministry headquarters in Gwacheon, south of Seoul, were attacked in early February. Intelligence authorities are conducting a probe, the officials said.

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  1. every1s0bviouson 10 Apr 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Here’s one of my things about China’s cyber-crime (er, espionage)… what are they doing hacking into something like this? Are they just trying to steal money to prop up their totalitarian status-quo to feed off the poor?

    Isn’t their modern system so much like the one before the 19th century?

    It is funny none of them see this and rebel against their overlords who are the only fat ones in China.

    (Seriously. I have been there too. LOL.)