Tom Olzak

The Picture Says It All

In China, Cyber Espionage, Cyber-warfare, Government on March 29, 2009 at 11:44

Once again, the Chinese have been caught with their hands in other people’s computers.

Canadian researchers have revealed an extensive Chinese spying operation, which involved the hacking of over 1000 computers in 103 countries, according to reports in several leading newspapers today.

The new report from the Information Warfare Monitor, a group comprising researchers from Ottawa-based think tank SecDev Group and the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies, was originally set up to investigate allegations of Chinese snooping on Tibetan exiles.

Source: Massive Chinese cyber hack revealed, Phil Muncaster, vnunet.com, 29 March 2009

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone following the exploits of the Chinese in cyberspace over the past few years.  And I imagine the Chinese government’s response will be the same as in the past, a response characterized by the image below (from the Muncaster article, caption is mine).

The 3 Monkeys Approach to Chinese Deniability

The 3 Monkeys Approach to Chinese Deniability

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