It is official now; Chinese hackers have raged a Cyberwar against the western world and no one has been spared whether its technology companies like Google and Intel or government agencies in the United States and European Union. These cyber attacks have much broader implications than what most people can imagine. Sensitive intelligence secrets being compromised and exposed to a communist country like China is a perfect recipe for a global disaster.
While the UK and US can boast of fairly sophisticated cyber defense, the EU countries are far more vulnerable to such attacks. Further, the lack of intelligence sharing between US and EU comes as a double blow for EU. The frequency of these cyber attacks has nearly doubled in the 12 months or so and ‘phishing trips’ to try and retrieve sensitive information has become routine on the internet.
These cyber attacks are ultra sophisticated and it is very difficult to trace the origin of these attacks accurately. Though, many government agencies believe that Chinese penetration is the cause behind these attacks, several others have been pointing the fingers at East European hacking community.
- NATO worried about China cyberwar (tech.bl0x.info)
- NATO claims China has declared a cyber war (taragana.com)
- Cyberwar hype was cooked up to sell Internet-breaking garbage to the military (boingboing.net)