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Hackers attack Department of Defense Websites.

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posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 09:50 AM
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www.washingtonpost.com...


Web sites in China are being used heavily to target computer networks in the Defense Department and other U.S. agencies, successfully breaching hundreds of unclassified networks, according to several U.S. officials.

Classified systems have not been compromised, the officials added. But U.S. authorities remain concerned because, as one official said, even seemingly innocuous information, when pulled together from various sources, can yield useful intelligence to an adversary.

"The scope of this thing is surprisingly big," said one of four government officials who spoke separately about the incidents, which stretch back as far as two or three years and have been code-named Titan Rain by U.S. investigators. All officials insisted on anonymity, given the sensitivity of the matter.

Whether the attacks constitute a coordinated Chinese government campaign to penetrate U.S. networks and spy on government databanks has divided U.S. analysts. Some in the Pentagon are said to be convinced of official Chinese involvement; others see the electronic probing as the work of other hackers simply using Chinese networks to disguise the origins of the attacks.


think the Chinese govt had a hand on this. i mean they do have tight security and crackdown on people committing illegal actions. kinda like protests only approved by the Chinese govt. otherwise protests are illegal without govt approval. its possible that the hackers use China as a cover, possibly originating back to Russia. in anicase this is how war would be fought between the U.S. and China not only with bullets but also with electrons between Americans and Chinese hackers even if they did this without govt approval or knowledge on both sides. we seen it happened between American and Chinese hackers during the crisis over the American pilots back in 2000 that was forced to land on Chinese territory and apprehended.




posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 11:31 AM
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Ok the only left to do is put the Pentagons geek squad (And yes they do have a geek squad) into action and hack some Chinese military databases. It’s only fair right?



posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 11:38 AM
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