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by Paul Kerstein

Hackers Spy On US Via Chinese Websites

Aug 25, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Web sites in China are being used heavily to target computer networksin the Defense Department and other U.S. agencies, successfullybreaching hundreds of unclassified networks. The Washington Postreports that while classified systems have not been compromised, U.S.authorities remain concerned because, as one official said, evenseemingly innocuous information, when pulled together from varioussources, can yield useful intelligence to an adversary. U.S. analystsare divided on whether the attacks constitute a coordinated Chinesegovernment campaign to  penetrate U.S. networks and spy ongovernment databanks Another official, however, cautioned againstexaggerating the severity of the intrusions. He said the attacks, whileconstituting “a large volume,” were “not the biggest thing going on outthere.” Read more.