U.S. Brands China as Largest Cyberspace Threat

According to a leaked draft of a Congressional report, China poses the largest threat in cyberspace, with hackers continuously targeting U.S military computers and defense contractors.

The report obtained by Bloomberg, which was produced by the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission, found that China's advances in its hacking activities over the past year pose a considerable threat to information systems and users.

Attempts by Chinese hackers apparently includes blinding or disrupting U.S. intelligence and communications satellites, weapons targeting systems, as well as navigation computers, so says an anonymous U.S. intelligence official.

Although the attacks are essentially through basic techniques, the volume of the activity is what poses a threat to the United States. Intrusions are predominately designed to collect information as opposed to attacking systems.

Scheduled for a release on November 14, the report urges Congress to develop methods of punishing and penalizing firms who have been found to have engaged in industrial espionage.

 

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  • The problem is not so much the Chinese Hackers then the fact that the systems being hacked are insecure by design.

    If you leave the bank vault open over night, do not complain the next morning that the citizens are dishonest :-)

    Let's face it, the Internet is some 40 years old and was never designed for the volume and usage types we put on it. This thing simply needs a MAJOR overhaul.
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  • Thing is, with China rising in power, It will become a threat to the US in just about all matters...except for Nuclear Arms of course......Russia still has far more nukes than China, France and Britain combined :)
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  • freggoThe problem is not so much the Chinese Hackers then the fact that the systems being hacked are insecure by design.If you leave the bank vault open over night, do not complain the next morning that the citizens are dishonest :-)Let's face it, the Internet is some 40 years old and was never designed for the volume and usage types we put on it. This thing simply needs a MAJOR overhaul.


    lol ok, a bank vault is a bad analogy.

    Yea its easy to say what you just say that but every programmer's logic is different so there's always going to be a few loopholes somewhere.

    Also getting to an entrance of a bank vault takes a while to get if you're half way around the world.
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