Thursday, August 11, 2011

China NOT a victim

Does the following Network World quote (about China's being hit with 480,000 trojan horse attacks in 2010) raise any questions about the veracity of their claim?
China's National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT) released some of the figures on Tuesday from an upcoming annual report. Of the 221,000 attacks that originated outside of China, 14.7 percent came from the U.S., while another 8.8 percent came from India.
Read it again. Any questions? Okay, now compare this to all the anti-American signs you see during riots and demonstrations in the Middle East. Notice that those signs written in English, rather than Urdu or Arabic, etc. Definitely intended for consumption by American media. Finally, consider the Russian acronyms: KGB and GRU. We know what those organizations do, thanks to a wealth of spy fiction from the likes of Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. KGB stands for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, or Committee for State Security. Similarly, GRU stands for Glavnoye Razvedyvatel'noye Upravleniye, or Main Intelligence Directorate. These are Russian terms that do not translate directly into their literal English acronyms. Now, read the Network World paragraph again.

Does it seem strange that the acronym CNCERT is for English-language consumption and quite literally stands for China's National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team? Even the Russians, another major haven for cyber crime and cyber espionage, aren't this stupid or patently transparent.

Sorry China, but I'm still waiting for an explanation of the IP addresses I previously published on November 11th of last year identifying the Chinese attack servers hitting my Linux systems. 

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?