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House Rep claims IT breached by China, calls for trade crackdown

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:03 PM
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House Rep claims IT breached by China, calls for trade crackdown


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House Rep claims IT breached by China, calls for trade crackdown

Yesterday, a high-ranking congressman issued a belated clarion call for procedurally improving the US' data security, citing data breaches that took place two years ago believed to have been perpetrated by China.

Back in August 2006, Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R - Va.) -- ranking member on the House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee -- noted that four of his office's computers had been hacked: his chief of staff's, his legislative director's, a foreign policy and human rights staff member's, and one belonging to a member of his judiciary staff. Rep. Wolf believed whoever was responsible was seeking information about casework on behalf of political dissidents and human rights activists.



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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:03 PM
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June 12, 2008 (Computerworld) China on Thursday denied charges by two U.S. congressmen that it had hacked their offices' computers, claiming that it doesn't have technology capable of launching such attacks.

"Is there any evidence? Do we have such advanced technology? Even I don't believe it," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in today's regularly scheduled news conference, according to the Associated Press. Translations of the Foreign Ministry's Chinese-language transcript confirmed the AP account.

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Now this is just ridiculous. Given the fact that the FBI believes China has created a back door into government systems, just how in the hell do they expect anyone to believe that they "lack the technology" to hack into a simple congressional office machine?

It's not as if it requires some kind of super advanced technology....



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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:06 PM
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This is a non-starter: if they did it they would deny it, if they did not do it they would deny it. Evidence would be good.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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FBI Fears Chinese Hackers Have Back Door Into US Government & Military

Linking back to the original break in this story. Kind of cool to think that ATS prompted this move...I suppose what we do does make a difference.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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people have been hacking in to goverment systems ever sience the personal computer gained adequete modems. for china to say the dont have the tech to do so is like me saying " no i dident beige box your fone line i dont have the tech to do that". rediculous.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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A run a program named Peer Guardian that stops connections from computers. I have The Chinese Ministry of Railroads being blocked all the time. Also several dozen other national agencies from around globe.

It seems like everyone is trying to just connect to my computer, so I wouldn't put it past anyone.

BTW: I use a couple of p2p programs at times which seem to draw this attention.



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