China is accused of hacking information from 70 international organizations and businesses.
Hackers stole data from more than 70 international organizations and businesses in a sweeping five year cyber attack that could offer fresh evidence of a broad Chinese hacking offensive.
Outside experts said that the attacks appear to have emanated from China. James A. Lewis, a cybersecurity expert, pointed to Taiwan’s prominence among targeted countries and the hack of the International Olympic Committee shortly before the 2008 games in Beijing
Hackers infiltrated organizations that ranged from international entities like the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee to U.S. defense firms to the Associated Press, according to an analysis conducted by the security firm McAfee. 49 of the 72 cyberattack targets were in the U.S.
Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee’s vice president of threat research, said evidence pointed to “a nation-state” having carried out the attacks but declined to specify further.
“After painstaking analysis of the logs, even we were surprised by the enormous diversity of the victim organizations and were taken aback by the audacity of the perpetrators,” Alperovitch wrote in the report.
“This isn’t the first we’ve seen,” Lewis told the Washington Post. “This has been going on from China since at least 1998.”
Source: International Business Times
It is not so strange, that a totalitarian dictatorship in the leader in digital criminality. China has more than 50 years experience in looking into the private files of most of its citizens.
What are the motives?
China knows that the Americans are on the back foot. When the US leaves an area of significance military or in
business, China is ready to fill the gap.
China is also the Worlds largest copy cat, and have no regards for copy rights restrictions.
Unlawful intelligence is not a crime in a criminal state. You will soon have a file made by the secret police in Beijing.
Written by Ivar