[ISN] China confirms deployment of online army

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 02:03:14 -0500 (CDT)

May 26, 2011

The development of China's "Online Blue Army" unit is for improving the 
defense capabilities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), a Chinese 
Defense Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, citied by Beijing News.

Launching the "Online Blue Army" is based on the PLA's needs, and 
enforcing the ability of Internet security protection is an important 
issue in its military training programs, Defense Ministry spokesman Geng 
Yansheng said.

Geng's comments came in response to questions during the ministry's news 
conference in Beijing asking if the "Online Blue Army" is China's 
Internet squad aimed at carrying out attacks on other countries' 
Internet systems.

The PLA Daily reported earlier the PLA's Guangzhou command had invested 
tens of millions of yuan in building the specialized Internet squad.


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