Skip to comments.China tried to hack our computers, says India’s security chief M.K. Narayanan
Posted on 01/17/2010 6:42:49 PM PST by opentalk
Chinese hackers are believed to have attempted to penetrate Indias most sensitive government office in the latest sign of rising tensions between the two rival Asian powers, The Times has learnt.
M. K. Narayanan, Indias National Security Adviser, said his office and other government departments were targeted on December 15, the same date that US companies reported cyber attacks from China.
This was not the first instance of an attempt to hack into our computers, Mr Narayanan told The Times in a rare interview.
He said that the attack came in the form of an e-mail with a PDF attachment containing a Trojan virus, which allows a hacker to access a computer remotely and download or delete files. The virus was detected and officials were told not to log on until it was eliminated, he said.
...China has denied any role in the hacking attacks, which began on December 15 and also targeted US defence contractors and finance and technology companies, including Google. Hacking in whatever form is prohibited by law in China, said Jiang Yu, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
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No one should be surprised by this. The Chinese have entire buildings full of people 24/7 dedicated to this activity. They’re the world’s number one thieves.
Yeah so hack em back and stop whining about it
In the old days, when I was still using my windows 98 laptop, my firewall detected at least 2 hits/hr from China. This on a poor little ol’ lady’s laptop. Of course I now run OSX and don’t even have a firewall.
We are paying for that in our economy and our defense.
We were better off when China was still 999 million peasants.
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