Skip to comments.Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic
Posted on 11/16/2010 3:11:21 AM PST by siunevada
For 18 minutes in April, Chinas state-controlled telecommunications company hijacked 15 percent of the worlds Internet traffic, including data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies.
This massive redirection of data has received scant attention in the mainstream media because the mechanics of how the hijacking was carried out and the implications of the incident are difficult for those outside the cybersecurity community to grasp, said a top security expert at McAfee, the worlds largest dedicated Internet security company.
In short, the Chinese could have carried out eavesdropping on unprotected communications including emails and instant messaging manipulated data passing through their country or decrypted messages, Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research at McAfee said.
Nobody outside of China can say, at least publicly, what happened to the terrabytes of data after it entered China.
The incident may receive more attention when the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional committee, releases its annual report on the bilateral relationship Nov. 17. A commission press release said the 2010 report will address the increasingly sophisticated nature of malicious computer activity associated with China.
Said Alperovitch: This is one of the biggest if not the biggest hijacks we have ever seen. And it could happen again, anywhere and anytime. Its just the way the Internet works, he explained. What happened to the traffic while it was in China? No one knows.
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I wonder if they can trap blackberry servers in canada?
This is what the Chicoms have been after for the past 25 years, hi-tech theft and control. They know both the military and security systems of the West are controlled via the internet and satellite systems. A book was written about this 20 years ago. And all those Chinese nationals wandering around our campuses? How much engineering and hi-tech info. are they sending back, stolen, to the motherland? I suspect more than you can imagine.
Not to worry...90% of the traffic was porn.
“Not to worry...90% of the traffic was porn.”
8% emails containing jokes you’ve seen a hundred times.
Don’t worry. Obama will do NOTHING. In fact, cyber security may be another possible budget cut. He doesn’t like our military and Obama has been bought and sold many times over. I say this because there is NO WAY,his base came up with record breaking money for his Presidential run. Obama’s main base is the tin cup crowd and utopian people.
This happens accidentally a few times per year, Alperovitch said. What set this incident apart from other such mishaps was the fact that China Telecom could manage to absorb this large amount of data and send it back out again without anyone noticing a disruption in service. In previous incidents, the data would have reached a dead end, and users would not have been able to connect.
Also, the list of hijacked data just happened to include preselected destinations around the world that encompassed military, intelligence and many civilian networks in the United States and other allies such as Japan and Australia, he said. Why would you keep that list? Alperovitch asked.
Must have wanted some insurance for all their loans vs just iou’s
8% emails containing jokes youve seen a hundred times.
And the rest 0bambi's speaches....joined together with:
let me make it clear
Are they preparing for war or what?
Well, by all means, let’s send our good friends another huge chunk of the American economy. They only have our best interests at heart.
In short, the Chinese could have carried out eavesdropping on unprotected communications
Hopefully important communications are protected.
The saying here in Silicon Valley is:
Half the Chinese here are spying on us.
The other half are spying on them!
> terrabytes of data ???
Don’t think so small. This is way bigger than the Terabyte level.
If the Chinese found an algorithm that they couldn't read, they now know where to go to get samples from our best codewarriors.
No, we have much bigger worries, like old ladies with knitting needles trying to board planes!
Gee Bill Clinton, thanks forgiving the Chicoms our supercomputors
Pretty soon they will be paying a premium for Navaho codetalkers.
Wonder is they can decrypt Jive?
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