Friday, October 06, 2006

More Attacks on U.S. Gov't Computers from China

An article published today in the Washington Post states that there have been numerous attacks on U. S. government computers originating from China. According to the article, "the attack targeted the computers of the Bureau of Industry and Security, which is responsible for controlling U.S. exports of commodities, software and technology having both commercial and military uses." What is surpising is that the security breach caused enough damage to cause the BIS to replace all their computers. The attackers apparently used rootkit technology to hide their presence once they gained access. This is not the first time such attacks have originated from China. (Source: Washington Post)

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