[ISN] China blamed for cyber-terrorism

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 01:07:52 -0500 (CDT)

by Robert Blincoe
28 July 2008

China has been accused of sponsoring cyber-terrorism at a conference 
organised by the UK Home Office.

Professor John Walker, managing director of forensics consultancy 
Secure-Bastion, said at the International Crime Science Conference in 
London last week that the Chinese government was behind the 'Titan Rain' 
attacks on the US and the UK.

The attacks were identified as coming from servers in China, but the 
Chinese government has never officially been accused of being behind the 

Professor Walker's claims will add to the paranoia about Chinese hackers 
attacking visitors and business people travelling to the Beijing 

The academic made his comments during a Q&A session when he was asked 
about state-sponsored terrorism. "This big problem has become more 
focused," he said.

"Up to last year people did not take it very seriously, and then there 
were state-sponsored Chinese groups and all sorts of groups attacking 
the UK and the US and getting into the infrastructure. That happened 
again earlier this year." 


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