[ISN] Military warns of 'increasingly active' cyber-threat from China

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:09:58 -0600 (CST)

By Patrick Thibodeau
March 26, 2010

On the same day that Google Inc. and the GoDaddy Group Inc. complained 
about China to a congressional committee, U.S. Navy Admiral Robert 
Willard appeared before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee with an 
even stronger warning about cyber-threats posed by China.

Willard's comments about China received little press attention but were 
stronger than anything said by either company.

"U.S. military and government networks and computer systems continue to 
be the target of intrusions that appear to have originated from within 
the PRC (People's Republic of China)," said Willard.

He said that most of the intrusions are focused on acquiring data "but 
the skills being demonstrated would also apply to network attacks."

Willard testified on the military's operations in its Pacific command, 
which he said "faces increasingly active and sophisticated threats to 
our information and computer infrastructure."


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