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Snowden: US Hacks China; TRC: Duh.

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Snowden today announces that the US has been hacking China and Hong Kong and Drudge announced it as a “bombshell”.  I say, “duh”.

The whole thing is called cyber warfare and millions of dollars are being spent on both offense and defense.  It’s been going on for years, with countries waging war against other countries in cyberspace.  Hacking systems, stealing information, and plaguing systems with problems is all part of the game.  Every country that has an internet link and at least one computer has been involved in this.

While the Chi-Coms deny it over and over, the number one source of all the attacks against the Pentagon originate in China.  With millions of drones being funded by the government, the People’s Liberation Army spends a lot of online time testing and penetrating network defenses, digging into American systems to see what they can steal.

Last month, the Pentagon took one on the chin when a report surfaced about the Chinese hacking in and stealing data regarding US weapon systems.  The Pentagon released a stinging rebuke three weeks earlier, publicly accusing China of hacking, which they of course denied.

So is it any real surprise that the US is doing the same thing?  One only has to take a cursory look at the job boards regarding positions for blackhat hackers to come work in DoD.  Why?  Duh.

And it’s just not the Pentagon.  Chinese hackers have basically hacked every US company.  They’ve probably stolen the Colonel’s Secret Recipe, the original formula for Coke, and have decompiled the Windows kernel a million times over.  This is what is expected of an authoritarian capitalist society that continuously cheats to get an edge over American competition.

So is it any wonder that our country would be, right now, cracking through the Great Firewall of China?  China accuses the US of similar breaches, such as a roil with Cisco against Huawei and ZTE and suggests that we work together to solve the problem.  Yeah right.  They have every motivation in the world to continue and no compulsion to stop their cyber-espionage practices.

And if you believe this is not the case, you live in an idyllic world of sunshine and rainbows – and no terrorists.


Written by The Rabid Conservative

June 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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  1. Snowden reportedly showed reporter Lana Lam documents that showed the NSA had been hacking computers in Hong Kong and on the mainland since 2009. He estimated there were hundreds of targets in Hong Kong and mainland China, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong. None of the documents revealed any information about Chinese military systems, Snowden said.

    Lorrie Cote

    June 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

    • China’s interest in military assets is obvious. They will continue to delve into our secrets, steal our secrets and copy. They do this with our commercial stuff. They do it with our military stuff too.

      There’s not much we can actually LEARN from China, so expect that any hacking against China would be either to disable their abilities to hack us or to interrupt their efforts. Of course, like our commercial interests, we have this unholy need for China – everyone loves those “low low prices” from Wal-Mart, and are not about to upset that.

      America can’t take the high-road on cyberwar – we pretty much invented it (and the Chinese stole that too)


      June 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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