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China must deal with its own cyber attacks against the defense ministry

Despite being constantly targeted due to its apparent organized cyber attacks against western countries, China has had to deal with its own repeated cyber attacks against government computer networks, a new report indicates.

It's unknown if the attacks were launched from within China, but government officials have deflected cyber espionage concerns, while also noting it has been attacked on numerous occasions.

"From the first day the national defense ministry Web site went online, it received a large volume of uninterrupted attacks," Web site designer Ji Guilin told Chinese media.  "In the first month of operations there were more than 2.3 million hack attacks."

It's unknown what type of attacks targeted the ministry, but it's possible a DDoS attack from a botnet is possible.

The ministry opened its website over the summer to help inform western nations who had concerns related to the country's vast military modernization campaign.  China has the largest military force in the world, including up to 2.3 million soldiers.  To support such a large number, China has increased its military budget in the past three years by around 50%.

Chinese reports indicate it has received 1.25 billion hits since late August, while being attacked 2.3 million times.



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Laughable
By ExarKun333 on 11/20/2009 1:20:36 PM , Rating: -1
This just in! China stages attack on themselves to deflect blame away from their own internal efforts to attack other sovreign countries. :P




RE: Laughable
By ClownPuncher on 11/20/2009 3:03:01 PM , Rating: 3
Likely, these attacks (mostly) came from Chinese citizens.

While there are obviously people who agree with their own government over there, there are increasingly more young people who would like to see things change.


RE: Laughable
By dk494922 on 11/21/2009 9:08:04 AM , Rating: 2
No wonder they have more than 1700 people executed last year.


RE: Laughable
By chick0n on 11/21/09, Rating: 0
RE: Laughable
By Yaron on 11/22/2009 3:38:23 AM , Rating: 2
You mean BILLIONS - the American killed billions of people in the middle east.
</sarcasm>


RE: Laughable
By Treckin on 11/22/2009 3:46:43 AM , Rating: 2
I dont know why it should stop at billions, I have personally counted over 1.3 trillion Muslims killed by America.


RE: Laughable
By Yaron on 11/22/2009 4:15:03 AM , Rating: 3
When will the slaughter end?!

Yesterday, I was walking down the street when suddenly a huge American air-craft carrier drove down the road... do you know how many people were killed?!
The driver must have been drunk - too much drinking of babies blood.
The Devils!


RE: Laughable
By erikejw on 11/25/2009 9:52:56 PM , Rating: 2
You guys seriouslly need to play less GTA middle east ;)


RE: Laughable
By SpaceJumper on 11/23/2009 10:50:10 AM , Rating: 2
The number is million not trillion.
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