Chinese Hackers Are Expected to be Charged with Breaking into U.S. Service Providers

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    The Chinese government sponsored hacking group known as "APT 10" or "cloudhopper" is expected to be charged with a multiyear scheme of breaking into U.S. technology service providers in order to compromise the networks of their clients. "The service providers often are not the initial victim; instead, hackers sometimes breach a client company in order to jump into the provider's systems, from where they can then leapfrog into other client networks." U.S. officials say that these instances of espionage are the most damaging attacks that Beijing has sponsored on American service providers such as cloud storage and the remote management of technology infrastructure. Scores of U.S. companies and government agencies have been affected by the attacks.

    "We view it as the platform the Chinese are using for whatever they need," Rob Joyce, a senior official at the National Security Agency, said in an interview in October. That could include additional espionage, theft of intellectual property and, potentially, groundwork for disruptive operations, Mr. Joyce said. "If they get into a managed service provider, then they can go to any of the customers of those providers," Mr. Joyce said. "So we are really concerned. And that's why you are seeing the government saying, we've got to deal with it, push them out, make sure they don't have that toehold." "For Western business environments, I think APT 10 is probably the most significant Chinese threat group that's out there," Mr. Nish said.
     
  2. velusip

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    Any photos or names of those charged? Or are they just laying charges on an internet pseudonym?
     
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  4. McCartney

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    you can count on the NSA to spin hacking/espionage stories like they're sports.

    "For Western business environments, I think APT 10 is probably the most significant Chinese threat group that's out there," Mr. Nish said.

    where's Troy (Aikman), Mr. Nish? we need some colour commentary to fill out your analysis.

    who bought the first set of advertisement blocks?
    did we get Geico?
    of course we got the proud pioneers of the spontaneously combusting gookmobiles* who boldly allege they're on par with their Japanese "competitors" (is it even a competition? lol. finally got away from that 3.9L "V6" eh, noobs)?
    if we didn't get any more, just double up on the kia and hyundai ads!

    edit: *primarily directed at SK, given their mendacity ("KWANTUM DAWT TELEWISHION" <- IT IS NOT QUANTUM ANYTHING.).
     
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    Chinese Hackers Are Expected to be Charged with Breaking into U.S. Service Providers

    Chinese Hackers Are Expected to be Breaking into U.S. Service Providers

    Chinese Hackers Are Expected to be Breaking into U.S.

    Chinese Hackers Are Expected

    Chinese Hackers Are
     
  6. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    This is concerning for international diplomacy :/
     
  7. Oldmodder

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    I hope we are doing the same to them, if not we bloody well better get off our ass.
     
  8. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    A tad excessive for a few people, the collateral damage would be a lot.

    I suppose we could take them out to Mojave and do it there, but it still seems overly expensive.
     
  9. Prisoner849

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    Format C:/ America.
     
  10. Oldmodder

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    C:/hina are format free, and their Chow young exFAT are all screwed up. :D
     
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  11. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Just build a giant microwave oven. End result will be pretty much the same
     
  12. Bigshrimp

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    The hacking from China, Russia, Iran, etc. is only going to get worse. It's just another front for them to battle us without actually going through a declaration of war.
     
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    Blah blah blah what are you going to do about it ?
     
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    Stop going to Chinese restaurants. Really all you can do.

    Panda Express just left my world.
     
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  15. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    i wonder if they are "charging" hackers abroad for hacking them?
     
  16. theBrownLlama

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    absolutely expected. It is good to have greater visibility of action against these sort of maneuvers

    the sentiment is that resources on the ground in the USA cannot get away without any repercussion anymore. Previously under Obama, you can pretty much deal with China with impunity, sort of like a political shield. These days if you get caught, you will be seeing a decade long jail term and fines that will force you to migrate ( thing is that living in the USA / Canada in expatriate/diaspora Chinese communities is much much more desirable than staying in China) . That has dissuaded quite a few from engaging further.
     
  17. theBrownLlama

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    just to keep them off allied grounds. Might catch a careless bigshot once in a while when they go vacationing even on supposedly neutral grounds. ( ex: that Russian arm dealer Viktor Bout in Bangkok. Note : Bangkok's, and Thailand beach resort's , Russian mafia is omnipresent)

    note: Chinese middle-upper income loves to travel to Europe ( eventhough they supposedly 'hate' them), so if you are hacking , you're probably on some list.
     
  18. theBrownLlama

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    it's an entire building. So that's probably a 100 names....
    from what we know before, there are half a dozen buildings like this all around China.

    and naming them in the open will probably blow the cover of one of theirs, and it effectively ends secondary and tertiary leads.
    Especially concerning how chinese netizens like to do this ' flesh search' aka doxxing en masse, combined with big brother's spying and built-in social media tracking...