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The number of attacks and severity of attacks by Chinese hackers continues to increase

A congressional advisory panel has said China is perfecting its ability to engage in cyber warfare and other computer espionage against the United States and its allies.

Congress also warned that China is working on better engaging in cyber warfare that could lead to the delay and disruption of U.S. military deployment anywhere in the world.  Specifically, the Chinese are using cyber warfare to gain access to classified military documents, along with viewing documents from American corporations that work with the government.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was founded eight years ago in an effort to help learn about and give advice regarding U.S.-China relations.  The overall threat of cyber attacks grows year after year, with 5 million computers in the United States last year the target of 43,880 incidents of attacks and other suspicious activity.  

The top 10 largest U.S. defense contractor companies all suffered computer espionage from foreign-based attackers, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.

Chinese ability to attack is "so sophisticated that the US may be unable to counteract or even detect the efforts" of the attacks, according to the report.

The six Democrats and six Republicans who make up the panel said China's wide scale military modernization and "impressive but disturbing" computer and space warfare abilities "suggest China is intent on expanding its sphere of control even at the expense of its Asian neighbors and the United States."

There was no official word back from Chinese officials about the report.

President-elect Obama and his new staff will have to deal with cyber warfare and similar issues related to China once he takes office in January.  

Obama will face pressure from lawmakers who seek to acquire additional funding for programs aimed at monitoring Chinese cyber attacks and help protect government and defense computers.

Another situation Obama has to consider is with the Chinese space program, which is "steadily increasing the vulnerability of US assets," with a better ability to locate US warships deployed in the Pacific Ocean.

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By ayat101 on 11/26/2008 12:20:34 PM , Rating: 0
No. My ancestors are aboriginal where I am from. Plus I am not American. However, very similar stupid arguments have been used against my country in the past as now Chinese are using in Tibet... or for that matter the same shit you just said against Vietnam.

1. Not the Mongols. The Yuan Dynasty, which while started by the Mongols was the official government of China at the time. No less than the Manchus, or any of the others. PLUS if the Yuan are not Chinese, China has even less claim on Tibet :) LOL pick one option.

2. Vietnam HAS NOT been a part of China. China tried to conquer it and did not succeed (wikipedia is the easiest option against this claim). Occupying it for a while does not count for making Vietnam Chinese. I would LOVE for you to say this to a Vietnamese and for me to watch :)

3. Tibet with its resources would have been better off if China did not move in and take them out. Tibet allied itself with the Mongols and through it with China, but that did not make it Chinese. The final word on Tibet belongs to the Tibetans not the Chinese, let them decide. The Chinese claim for Tibet is the thinnest excuse I have ever heard... it is weaker than the Japanese claim to own China for having occupied it for a while.

By Min Jia on 11/26/2008 9:44:57 PM , Rating: 2
Well, you can probably tell I'm a Chinese by name user name, so don't tell my Tibet is not part of my country.

Yes, it's the Mongols. The Mongols conquered China in 1271, and ruled us for 90 years. They They did not even speak our Han language. China (Yuan) at the time was just a small part of the huge Mongol Empire. That is why it's call the Mongol invasions of Japan, not Chinese.

Vietnam was under Chinese rule for a thousand years. A thousand years is not a while.

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