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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 7:00 a.m. MST

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RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

Talk is cheap, and China will continue to deny any role in hacking. What is our government going to do about it? Is it prepared to file suit, seeking billions of dollars in damages? If not, what's the point of making this public?

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Tom Clancy's latest book is about a war caused by China to take control of the South China Sea. The major plot of the book is a group of hackers put together by China to destroy the United States' technology infastructure. While it was a work of fiction the book showed the kinds of damage that could be inflicted if hackers took control of military droids, financial markets, etc. It is scary when you realize how much we rely on technology.

Interesting enough, Clancy wrote a book about a pilot flying a 747 into the US capital killing the president and much of congress. That book came out long before 9/11 occured.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

BEIJING — Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been traced to the doorstep of a Chinese military unit, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday.

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and to think --
Republicans and American businessmen are China's best friends and allies.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

@Open Minded Mormon

Stopping this sort of cyber piracy was a major point of Romney's campaign. Last I checked he was a republican. Of course, since the election he's been the party's red-headed step-child. I'm not sure our current administration has the willpower to do much about this.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT
@Open Minded Mormon

Stopping this sort of cyber piracy was a major point of Romney's campaign. Last I checked he was a republican. Of course, since the election he's been the party's red-headed step-child. I'm not sure our current administration has the willpower to do much about this.

2:48 p.m. Feb. 19, 2013

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Yes,
That's why Pres. Obama chose a Republican Governor (Jon Hunstman Jr.) from the most conservative state in the Nation (Utah) to be America's Ambassodor in China, right?

And you right-wing extremeists boo'd him all the way.

BTW - Romney labeled China as a currency manipulator, but supported their most favored nation status, while OFF-Loading and Out Sourcing to China in the same breath.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Re: Open Minded Mormon

China, if you didn't know, is Obamas best friend. They finance a lot of the 6 trillion additional debt that has been run up. In fact without countries like China doing that, we as a nation would/will go bankrupt. The economic relationship with China is very important to all Americans. What we as a nation need to do is stop this stealing of our technology by the Chinese military, who are behind it. Hopefully if we are smart enough, we can use this hacking of our systems to our advantage. Plant a lot of false information that sets back Chinese military development. The Israelies, I think, did something like that with the Iran nuclear program

JWB
Kaysville, UT

With their form of government and with over 200M people that have access to computers, the Chinese people provide many opportunities to their citizens to help defeat their enemies, wherever they exist. We may have many corporations or businesses in China but they are very nationalistic as they have shown over the years. Their form of government gives plenty of authority and power to their military and cyberspace is a place where we have not spent very many resources. Stealing from businesses, either brain-drain or actually taking trade secrets has existed forever. With the advent of the Internet of public use and no private protection, it is noteworthy that the Chinese are part of that system. It is not just Russia who we have played against since the 1950s with nuclear secrets. James Bond types exist today in the real world and it is not just a mission impossible. It is possible as even high school students can break into the most sophisticated circuits to gain access to classified information. It is not just "cookies" and ice cream they are after.

This is one way they can get into your home and not even know you have been invaded.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I guess since slick willy is no longer in the WH giving the chinese advanced technology in exchange for campaign cash, the chinese army had to resort to other means.

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