Thursday, September 06, 2007

Chinese military hacked into Pentagon





















I just discovered the following story. It appears to have been reported by several sites but for those who have not seen it, here it is:

Chinese military hacked into Pentagon

The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.


The Pentagon acknowledged shutting down part of a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defence secretary, but declined to say who it believed was behind the attack.


Current and former officials have told the Financial Times an internal investigation has revealed that the incursion came from the People’s Liberation Army.


One senior US official said the Pentagon had pinpointed the exact origins of the attack. Another person familiar with the event said there was a “very high level of confidence...trending towards total certainty” that the PLA was responsible. The defence ministry in Beijing declined to comment on Monday.

To read the rest of the report follow this link:Hacked

Also see:FOXNews.com - Report: Chinese Military Hacked Into Pentagon ...

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