France Complaining of China Hacks Too

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After the recent fiasco about the Pentagon being Hacked by Chinese Military another few governments have piped up with information about cyber surveillance by China.

The latest is France.

It seems like right now china has it’s fingers in many pies.

France has become the fourth country to speak out against hackers in China following an attack on French government systems.

Francis Delon, France’s secretary general for national defence, claimed that the country’s systems had been compromised and that the evidence pointed to China.

“We have proof that there was involvement with China,” he said. “But that is not to say the Chinese government.”

It’s interesting to see people talk about ‘proof’ when in a virtual world what proof can you have? It can from a Chinese IP address? Is there any proof that says that Chinese IP address wasn’t compromised by a Russian hacker and used to channel attacks?

Diversion and subterfuge are common even in non-political hacking scenarios.

America, the UK and Germany have similarly complained of security attacks that came from the region.

US officials claimed that the Chinese military successfully hacked computers inside the Pentagon in June.

Meanwhile, German chancellor Angela Merkel also complained that her government’s systems had been penetrated by Chinese hackers, raising the subject with Chinese president Hu Jintao.

It seems they are racking up quite some intel on a number of countries.

China has of course again denied ALL of the claims laid against it.

Source: vnunet

Posted in: Hacking News, Legal Issues

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2 Responses to France Complaining of China Hacks Too

  1. Heike November 30, 2007 at 2:21 am #

    I agree, it is very difficult to prove where an attack originated. One of the things I try to do is find the confessor; the bad guys love to talk. Hell, most of them have their own personal websites now. Chinese hackers are none too shy. Really enjoy your postings.

  2. grav July 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm #

    With the poor security of most of the world’s infrastructures, this really is not surprising!