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The first real strike of a digital war?

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posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 03:06 PM

INFORMATION WARFARE: A Cabinet spokesman said Beijing is waging a campaign designed to access databases in Taiwan through the use of Trojan-horse computer programs
By Ko Shu-ling
Thursday, Sep 04, 2003,Page 1

China has launched a systematic information warfare campaign against Taiwan, spreading Trojan-horse programs into private companies' computers as a means to break into government databases, the Cabinet said yesterday.
"National intelligence has indicated that an army of hackers based in China's Hubei and Fujian provinces has successfully spread 23 different Trojan horse programs to the networks 10 private high-tech companies here to use them as a springboard to break into at least 30 different government agencies and 50 private companies," Cabinet Spokesman Lin Chia-lung (???) said yesterday."

If this is true, it may be the first known sanctioned act of digital agression of one nation against another.

This could add new definitions to "weapons of mass destruction".

posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 03:12 PM

So what?
Do you think Taiwan will hire the US or Japan or someone to take out China?
The government may start employing genius 10 year old kids...
TC, you could get a real job!!!

For real though, what will Taiwan do?
It's not like Taiwan can go attack China. Not only will they lose. but until the UN convenes again, or we hold another Genva Convention, Taiwan would be the agressor.
Smart move by China,

Dangeros, but smart
- Tassadar

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