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We’re At War

May 28, 2013

I’ve said this before, and I’ll keep saying it. We’re at war with China, at least on the cyber front.  From Hot Air:

And here you thought that China was only interested in the latest iPhone design and Amanda Bynes’ selfies. The Washington Post reported yesterday that more than two dozen military systems critical to the defense of forward assets have had their designs stolen in hacking attempts tracked back to China:

Go read the who Washington Post article, it’s got a lot of details that will make you unhappy and somewhat fearful.  Of course, we’ve been hacking at China for years as well, and we undoubtedly have a fair amount of information on them as well.  It’s a question of who’s got the upper hand at this point.

The roughest part of this is that we have such a broad and lightly-defended perimeter.  This is not just government attacking government.  Defense industry companies are an open door to hackers with a lot of resources, and they can give up just as much data as government systems.  So while Washington says that this must be stopped, it’s also working to build the defenses in any variety of ways.  As I heard on the news this morning, the first time a defense contractor finds out that it has been hacked can’t be when the government comes calling to tell them.

I think you’ll see more on this in the coming months.  There’s a lot going on here, and the press is getting more savvy on how to report it.

So hang on for this one.  The war is going to continue, and it’s going to affect our lives just like a physical one does.

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