into a government or business computer system can yield information
for hackers that can be sold for significant profit. Hacking attacks
around the world have been increasing steadily and many of the
attacks are believed to originate inside of China.The Chinese
government maintains that it does not partake in hacking and does not
condone the activity within its shores. The highest profile hacking
attack in recent memory was the attack on Google and other large
companies that allegedly originated in China. In mid-January 2010,
Google stated that it was considering leaving
the Chinese search market after the attack resulted in the
theft of IP. Google cited many ongoing attacks against some of its
Gmail accounts owned by activists that speak out against the Chinese
government.Google later said that the attacks on its Chinese
office operations might have had assistance
from Google employees. The Chinese government and Google have
since the attacks been fighting a battle of words with Google
threatening to stop censoring its search results and Chinese
officials saying they welcomed any company that followed the
law.China has now announced that it has shut down what is
believed to be the largest
hacker training website in the country. BBC
reports that the website, called Black Hawk Safety Net, had more than
12,000 paying subscribers and an additional 170,000 that had free
accounts. The website allegedly taught hacking techniques and sold
malicious software as a download to hackers looking to perpetrate
that Black Hawk was shut
down in November of 2009 and that three of its members were
arrested on suspicion of criminal activity. Exactly why the news was
just now released is unknown, but it is likely that China is looking
to show that it is actively working to reduce attacks that originate
inside its country.Black Hawk isn’t the only website in
China that reportedly trains hackers according to testimony given by
cyber expert James Mulvenon in 2008 to Congress. Mulvenon believes
the Communications Command Academy in Wuhan, China is training
hackers as well.
quote: Hacking attacks around the world have been increasing steadily and many of the attacks are believed to originate inside of China.
quote: Usually an attempt is made to ensure the world does NOT take a negative view of the peoples of a country in light of the behaviour of that countries government. You however suggest that people should not think anything good of the citizens of the People's Republic of China
quote: The world really does not have much reason to have faith in the intent of the Chinese government.
quote: The world is also smart enough to know better than to hate on the people of a nation due to the actions of their government. Unless of course we are talking about America, in which case the world has ABSOLUTELY NO HESITATION TO HATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR THE BEHAVIOUR OF THEIR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
quote: You have insulted me, my family, my friends, my nation, all people who are citizens of western nations, (but only the average ones). And through this racist rant of yours, you actually attempt to imply that we westerners are the bigots and the haters.