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From: mOses (trklistednetworksamurai.org)
Date: Sun Jun 24 2007 - 17:31:49 CDT
The question is weather that is as scary as this:
Chi Mak who in 2005 was arrested for espionage. He was allegedly sending
documents from his job as a defense contractor over to china. The CD's
that where found contained propulsion systems for a new submarine and
lot more juicy things you can imagine.
I wonder how much far forward the Chinese got because of this person and
people like him.....
Dave Aitel wrote:
> Right now we're in the midst of some sort of weird publicity push from
> the US Military regarding cyberwar, which started before the Estonians
> got DDoSed last week. Most of the articles point out how China is
> beefing up their forces with frankly inane titles such as "China
> Cyberware Alert!":
> There's a NYT article today too, but they make it impossible to link
> to them.
> In March, Stratfor had an article about it as well:
> They concluded:
> Ultimately, much about cyberwarfare efforts will remain classified.
> Cartwright's comments are more illustrative of a military that is
> accustomed to dominating the battle space preparing for a new
> offensive in cyberspace. STRATCOM's staff judge advocate -- the
> command's legal representative -- likely has advised Cartwright that
> his efforts to bring offensive cyberwarfare measures to bear have
> reached the point at which they require congressional oversight and
> approval -- the only real motivation for Cartwright to share his
> command's efforts with the public.
> If you listen to John Arquilla, of the Naval Postgraduate school, he
> also mentions China first as the leading integrator of cyberwarfare
> into their overall strategy . Oddly he believes there's only a few
> dozen master hackers in the world, a number I think is far too small,
> but perhaps we have different definitions or just a different circle
> of friends. His estimate is that half of the master hackers are
> American, a number I would say is irrelevant. You can't judge the
> length of a sword by the sharpness of the point.
> My opinion is that any cyberwar waged against the United States would
> be one-sided. As Admiral Yamamoto learned the hard way, one of the
> US Military's defining characteristics is extensive propaganda efforts
> to get the opponent to underestimate them. But as a somewhat useful
> metric, you can fit the attendees of all the non-US information
> security conferences each month into any one US conference.
>  http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/podcast.aspx?id=30 - I started
> listening to this sure he would be full of it, but it's really quite
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoroku_Yamamoto and
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