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  1. Telecoms chief rejects cyber-attack claims

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A senior telecommunications official said that computer hackers- not their home countries- should be blamed for rampant cyber-attacks around the globe, and that the mainland's internet security has also been undermined by internet espionage. Information Industry Vice-Minister Lou Qinjian said yesterday on the sidelines of the 17th party congress ...

  2. Cyberspace 'chaos' is scaring off business

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... for legitimate users and causing companies billions in lost business, according to a former White House counter-terrorism and cyber security chief. Richard Clarke, author of Against All Enemies, believes ... suggested that regular hackers involved in industrial espionage and denial-of-service attacks posed a more imminent threat in cyberspace than terrorists. 'Terrorists do [conduct] reconnaissance ...

  3. US makes China one of its four top targets for spying

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode and Stephen Chen in Beijing The US has listed China as one of the key targets for espionage for the next four years, a significant shift by the Obama administration and one ... at the centre of growing US concerns over threats in cyberspace, noting that it is 'very aggressive in the cyber-world'. The four nations listed are able to challenge the US through military, ...

  4. Appeal to defend 'cyber sovereignty'

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Two People's Liberation Army researchers have compared cyber warfare with nuclear warfare and described cyber defence as a crucial component of national defence. Ye Zheng and Zhao Baoxian, researchers at the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences, wrote in an article about cyber warfare in China Youth Daily yesterday that China would call ...

  5. Freedom at the heart of cyber law battles

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that hold a citizen's private information can share it with one another or the government for cyber-security purposes. Firms sharing information would get complete liability protection: ... for any lawful purpose so long as there is a significant cyber security or national security purpose. The programme is permanent and will be reviewed only annually by the inspector general ...

  6. Global hacking game

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer The extent of internet espionage by the world's powers is a matter of pure guesswork. Whatever the true level, one thing is certain: a heck of a lot is going on. Some security experts contend that China's internet hackers are responsible for up to 60 per cent of cyber-attacks, others say that Russia is behind 50 per cent, and there is a belief by another ...

  7. Beijing hits at Pentagon's cyber strategy

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China's state media lashed out at what has been billed as the Pentagon's first formal cyber strategy, saying it would open the door for the United States to use military force against perceived cyberattacks. The cyber strategy could trigger 'extremely dangerous consequences', Xinhua said. The Wall Street Journal reported ...

  8. Leaks could wreck trust in governments, Chinese experts say

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Chinese diplomacy and international relations experts described the release of classified US embassy cables from the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks as a 'diplomatic September 11', with the potential impact on Chinese diplomacy still ...

  9. Cyber army is defensive, P.L.A. colonel says

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The mainland's cyber army is deployed to improve the defensive capabilities of the People's Liberation Army, the Ministry of National Defence ... and intelligence-gathering capabilities. Ministry spokesman Colonel Geng Yansheng said on Wednesday that the PLA's cyber force was established to boost the safety of the military's computer network. ...

  10. Lost moral high ground in the 'war on terror'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last month, the United States received praise from international human rights organisations for invoking the Leahy agreement- a law named after a Democratic senator which forbids military assistance to foreign armed forces suspected of committing, encoura ...




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