Monday, August 15, 2011

China: Agency Reports 500,000 Cyberattacks in 2010

is this a tit-for-tat? Is China making a clumsy effort to detract from it's own actions? Over the past years, I've heard some scary-smart guys talk about which security threats worry them most, and it's always China. Whether it's cyber espionage and warfare or malware burned into firmware, China is always at the top of the list. As long is China remains the low cost provider, the firmware threat will increase. But it is worrisome to think about all the computers, including those in sensitive areas, that have Chinese components always calling home. At least the US government is preventing Chinese companies from buying US high-tech manufacturers and service providers. Eventually, though, the Chinese will spread enough money around Congress to make this happen, too. This makes Russian cybercrime look pretty tame.