posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 03:51 PM
In response to a report published this week about the emerging cyberthreat posed by Chinese hackers, the White House has unveiled a new policy
that will impose fines and other punishments on foreign nations engaged in cybercrime.
According to a detailed threat analysis published this week by Northern Virginia’s Mandiant, hackers employed by the Chinese government have waged a
sophisticated cyberwar against entities in the United States and elsewhere, compromising over 100 computer networks over a few short years and
attacking networks belonging to the public and private sector alike. Now only days after that report was released, US President Barack Obama has
signed off on plans that will implement harsh penalties on nation-states caught pilfering American computer systems for trade secrets and other
I am sure a lot of you have already heard that the report has been presented identifying the Chinese military as the source for cyber attacks on North
American Business and government networks.
The article is claiming that a policy has been put in place to sanction nations proven to conduct cyber warfare against the U.S. However, I have been
unable to find corroborating reports to prove this.
In any case, if true, this represents a new era of tenuous international relations, as I am sure many other nations will be "confirmed" as
conducting similar operations.
The article and the report presented by Northern Virginia’s Mandiant, has also be quite vauge as to what exactly the effects of such intrusions have
been. You can find this report
I think we all saw cyber warefare coming
lets hope it does not translate into reality.