China Cyberspies highlighted by Schmidt's book Post report

In the wake of reports of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, another American newspaper story - The Washington Post - confirmed that he too was attacked by what were suspected Chinese hackers. And a new book of Google Eric Schmidt has called the Asian country "the most prolific and sophisticated" hacker foreign companies.

In an article published today, the message says attackers had access to the computer systems of the newspaper in 2008 or 2009, and malware systems installed in 2011 was offset by Mandiant computer security company - which also worked with the Times and the Journal.

The Washington Post Important administrator password can be hacked ", giving hackers access to potentially large systems Post before computers were taken off-line control and improved was implemented to prevent a recurrence. It was not clear what information, if any, have been stolen by hackers. "Details in the report post were provided by anonymous sources, but the newspaper's parent company had confirmed that the attack took place.

The Post quoted Grady Summers, vice president of Mandiant, as saying that, in general, the Chinese government hackers "want to know which are the sources that China is talking to the media .... They want to understand how the media is representing - they planning and what is coming. "Grady would not, however, specific comments on the attacks against the Post.

The Post said that his calls to the Chinese embassy in Washington and Beijing officials were not returned, but when asked earlier in the week on the attack against the media, the China Ministry of Defence told the newspaper: "The Chinese army has never backed hackers. Cyber ​​attacks are transnational and anonymous characteristics. It is unprofessional and baseless to accuse the Chinese army of cyber launch without any conclusive evidence. "

Google Schmidt: China is a "prolific" hacker
In related news, the blog of the Journal's Corporate Intelligence preliminary review galleys "the new digital era," a book due in April from Google, Eric Schmidt, called Schmidt's comments on China are stand- out of work bits. Journal released some quotes choice, noting that Schmidt and co-author Jared Cohen

    Write ... [China is] "filter more active and enthusiastic in the world of information" and "the most sophisticated and prolific" hacker foreign companies. In a world that is becoming increasingly digital, the will of the government and Crown corporations in China to use cybercrime gives the country an economic and political advantage, they say.

    "The disparity between U.S. and Chinese companies and their tactics will be both government and businesses in the United States as a disadvantage," because "the United States will not take the same path of digital espionage that its laws are much stricter (and better enforced) and because unlawful competition violates the American sense of fair play, "they say.

The book also highlights Stuxnet arguing that the United States is not completely innocent when it comes to cyberespionage, log reports, and continues discuss a potential splitting of the Internet in a system used by the relatively free societies and that used by repressive countries. In part because of this, the coordination between the government and the private sector in the field of Internet infrastructure could increase, even in a free market spirit as in the United States:

    Chinese companies of telecommunications equipment, is rapidly gaining market share around the world, are at the forefront of the expansion [coordination], they say: "When gains market share Huawei, influence and radiation from China grow as well. " And while Western suppliers such as Cisco Systems and Ericsson are not controlled by the state, they will probably be closer to their governments in the future, Schmidt and Cohen say ....

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