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Codebreaker

The Cyber Cold War is on

John Moe Jun 16, 2011

There have been lots of hacks these last few weeks – lots of hacks into the security networks of military contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp and others, and some accusations about China’s involvement (we wrote about change.org just yesterday). Now, China’s top military newspaper said Thursday that it must beef up its cyber-warfare capabilities. It’s Beijing that’s got to worry about the U.S.’s cyberwar tactics.

Reuters quotes the article:

“‘Their actions remind us that to protect the nation’s Internet security, we must accelerate Internet defense development and accelerate steps to make a strong Internet army.’ said the Liberation Army Daily article. The article was also published on the website of China’s Ministry of Defense (www.mod.gov.cn). Although it does not amount to an official government statement, the report in the military newspaper — which is closely vetted to reflect official thinking — shows how China is also focused on the issues of Internet attacks and defense. ‘ Although our country has developed into an Internet great power, our Internet security defenses are still very weak. So we must accelerate development of Internet battle technology and armament, ‘ said the report. “

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