Each of the following quotes is from a news report within the past few days. See if you can spot the common theme..
South Korea’s military is warning of cyberattacks against its personnel using phishing e-mails, and one account says they come from Chinese hackers. (see here)..
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) — Chinese hackers took down a U.S.-based Web site that hosts dissidents’ blogs over the holidays, apparently as part of a pre-Olympic propaganda campaign. (see here).
In a string of recent incidents, Chinese computer hackers have allegedly broken into high-security networks in the U.S. and other countries. (see here).
The link leads to a fake Facebook login page hosted on a Chinese .cn domain. The fake page actually logs the victims into Facebook, but also keeps a copy of their user names and passwords. (see here)..
You can see the international pressure beginning to mount on Beijing in regards to Chinese hackers. The US. France, Germany, Japan…and the now the Brits have made it a part of their rounds to complain to Beijing. (see here)..
The question I ask myself is whether all this is indicative of a concerted effort from China to hack into foreign networks. If so, I wonder what the full extent of it all really is. The quotes above are simply the result of five minutes on Google. As such, I reckon it’s the tip of the iceberg. We shall see…