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China’s Cyber Warfare

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 10, 2011


Here are more examples of China’s cyber warfare efforts/capabilities.

From The Beijing Consensus (Stefan Halper)

“….early 2009, Information Warfare Monitor (IWM), a Canadian-based think tank that specializes in cyberspace analysis, published the findings of a ten-month investigation into alleged Chinese cyberspying against Tib.etan institutions. The IWM found an extensive system that blanketed Tib.et’s activities worldwide with a network of 1,295 infected computers across 103 countries. A third of these targets were considered “high value”: The “infected” computers were found in government ministries in Iran, Bangladesh, Latvia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Barbados, and Bhutan and embassies in India, South Korea, Indonesia, Romania, Cyprus, Malta, Thailand, Taiwan, Portugal, Germany, and Pakistan. China’s cyber-espionage network also penetrated the ASEAN Secretariat (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), and the Asian Development Bank, plus news organizations and “an unclassified computer located at NATO headquarters.” This new generation of cyberattackers had taken complete control of computers, not only searching and stealing documents, but even covertly controlling Web cameras and activating audio inputs.”

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