Tag: Chinese government

Sophisticated Chinese cyber-espionage operation unveiled

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A coalition of cyber security companies said Tuesday that a Chinese cyber-espionage syndicate is responsible for planting malicious software (malware) on computers owned by Western government agencies, private companies and human rights groups over the past six years, including the

Canada Accuses China Of Hacking Into Its Main Computer Network

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Canada on Tuesday accused Chinese government-backed hackers of attempting to access its main computer network, but Beijing denied the accusations saying it had no role to play in the alleged act. The Canadian government reportedly claimed that a state-sponsored actor

Cold War-Style Spy Games Return to Melting Arctic

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In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. About a month later, at the fenced-in

China accuses U.S. of hypocrisy amid charges of economic espionage

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Chinese diplomats in Washington have accused the United States of hypocrisy after authorities in Beijing were charged with economic cyber-espionage earlier this week. Unresolved allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on a U.S. company’s Chinese competitor have resurfaced amid

Why is the latest China spy case so significant?

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has brought unprecedented criminal charges against five officials in the Chinese military for hacking into private U.S. companies’ systems and stealing trade secrets. It was the first time the U.S. has revealed any evidence the

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

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For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a “threat” because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them.

How a Chinese Tech Firm Became the NSA’s Surveillance Nightmare

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The NSA’s global spy operation may seem unstoppable, but there’s at least one target that has proven to be a formidable obstacle: the Chinese communications technology firm Huawei, whose growth could threaten the agency’s much-publicized digital spying powers. An unfamiliar

Chinese Government Still Sponsoring Cyber-Espionage

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A year ago, Mandiant, since acquired by FireEye, issued a long report called "APT1" that accused China's People's Liberation Army of launching cyber-espionage attacks against 141 companies in 20 industries through a group known as "PLA Unit 61398" operating mainly from

Chinese hackers reportedly stole Obama and McCain documents

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On the eve of President Barack Obama's high-level meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. intelligence officials have revealed that a slew of documents and e-mails were stolen during the 2008 presidential campaign from both the president and then GOP

US report warns on China IP theft

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  The theft of intellectual property from the US is "unprecedented" and costing the nation an estimated $300bn (£200bn) each year, a report says. The study, led by former top-ranking officials, said China was thought to be behind 50-80% of

Chinese Hackers Found U.S. Government Data on Google Servers

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When Chinese hackers breached Google servers in 2010, they were not targeting the Gmail accounts of human rights activists, as the company claimed at the time. What the hackers were actually after was a database containing years of sensitive information

US claims Chinese military is on new cyber offensive against America

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Officials within the United States government say hackers from China have renewed their assault on US targets only three months after a highly-touted investigation linked the People’s Liberation Army to a series of cyberattacks waged at American entities. According to

Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China

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Chinese espionage against the U.S. since WWII has been mainly focused on two areas, which constitute the two major threads of Wise’s account: 1) stealing U.S. nuclear weapons data housed at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and 2)

UK hires spy to watch cyber hackers

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A TOP spy has been hired by the UK's House of Commons to defend MPs from cyber-attacks amid fears that foreign agents have penetrated Parliament's computer system. Paul Martin, a senior MI5 counter-intelligence expert, has been appointed to help repel

Cyber espionage: China at the forefront

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  China may be the leading practitioner (although by no means the only one) of economic espionage in cyberspace. If, as we saw in the previous post, Chinese authorities fear the political power of their own netizens, in contrast, Chinese officials