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?
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.
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.=========== and to think
-- Republicans and American businessmen are China's best friends and
@Open Minded MormonStopping 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
RBNSalt Lake City, UT@Open Minded MormonStopping 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=============== 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.
Re: Open Minded MormonChina, 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
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.
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