China is behind “numerous” attacks on U.S. computer systems, says Pentagon

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  1. SweX

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    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/...ttacks-on-u-s-computer-systems-says-pentagon/
     
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    We accuse them, they accuse us of the same thing.
     
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    ^State espionage should not be confused with spiescriminals who relentlessly steal and plunder, going for top dollar information sold to the highest bidder if not used for private economical benefits.
    Especially when there is a murky mix of state/military interests and private property involved like the conglomerate 'PLA&Co.'
    Mind you, not one Chinese newspaper has 'accused' a Western government leader's 90yr-old mother of becoming a multi-billionaire (in US dollars) while her son rose to power....link
     
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    They both know they're doing it to each other, and both know they rely on each other too much both politically and financially to really do much about it. Even without that, it's just a part of the digital age. It's gonna happen.
     
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    Lol, well, China can't really be called liars for that statement. The U.S is pretty damned good with it and very broad. But, again, they're both doing it to each other and other nations. It's really nothing more than a digital Cold War. A lot of ugly stuff can come from it, but they'd both be stupid not to do it. Gone are the days when espionage and gaining national security secrets required playing double agent, getting jobs on the inside and messing about with dead drops. It's safer, less costly, and prolongs operations. To use an older example, instead of flying your guy to Russia and have him share some vodka shots with a KGB agent, hoping he doesn't end up as "John Doe" in a back alley in Moscow and your costly operation blown to bits, instead you can have him sit in an office in Langley with a shot of vodka and get just as much if not much more information.
     
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