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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... Army. Not all cyberwarriors take the home hobbyist route. Some are computer science graduates recruited and trained by the military. One advertisement for the now notorious PLA unit 61398 ... field within the PLA." Zina Yung, chief computer officer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's department of computer science, says hackers are constantly scanning ...

  2. PLA sets up centralised cyber war command

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Officially called the Information Security Base, the new department is directly led by the PLA's General Staff Department, the PLA Daily said. It said it would become the headquarters for commanding all internet-based strategic information centres in all branches of the PLA. The daily said the PLA's supreme command, the Central Military Commission, had ordered that the base ...

  3. PLA's video game to teach communist values

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a first-person-shooter video game developed by the army and a commercial game studio for more than two years. The scene from the game, just completed and soon to be played by PLA soldiers in barracks across the country, was aired by China Central Television on Thursday. According to details of the game's development released by the PLA Daily newspaper yesterday, Mission of Honour's purpose ...

  4. PLA's app requires a 'jailbreak'

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen The Defence Ministry has launched an iPhone app to make the normally secretive People's Liberation Army less so- but users will have to 'jailbreak' their iPhone first. A ministry spokesman said the app had been developed to ans ...

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

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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. ... and defence plan. Xu Guangyu, a retired PLA major general and a senior researcher at the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, said yesterday that in mainland military exercises, blue meant ...

  6. Japan rejects PLA offer of robots to handle disaster at nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen An offer by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to send robots designed to handle nuclear accidents to Japan has been turned down because Tokyo does not want help from ... and humanitarian disaster. But the Japanese government had rejected the offer, he said. Song is the leader of the nuclear response robot project commissioned by the PLA. Both the Chinese Foreign Ministry ...

  7. PLA carrier-killer missile nearly ready, says US

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... base in Shaoguan in northern Guangdong being developed by the PLA's Second Artillery ballistic missile brigade- sparking speculation in Washington that the ASBM could be based there, ... island chain' in range- complicating the traditional strategic picture in the western Pacific, particularly war scenarios involving Taiwan. It also comes as PLA generals take a more ...

  8. Censored: the map website accused of leaking site of PLA HK barracks

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities have censored a Shenzhen-based online forum accused of leaking the locations of military facilities like airports, naval bases and the PLA's Hong Kong barracks, as well as providing access to Google Earth. William Long, the forum administrator at Moon-bbs.com, was accused of linking its contents to a 'foreign internet map search engine' ...

  9. PLA argues for a space race

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The PLA yesterday underlined its keenness to meet a future space race head-on with an article in the military mouthpiece listing 'three necessaries' in space ... The opinion piece yesterday in the PLA Daily said the advance of space development could manifest national power, stake a claim on space resources and be the decisive factor in a modern-day battle. ...

  10. It's just a smear campaign, say mainland experts

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Mainland experts yesterday dismissed the Pentagon's accusation that the PLA army has used companies, research institutes and computer hacking to gather sensitive ... years,' Shi said. Xinhua said allegations that the PLA had used hacking and cyber-attacks to steal information from other governments' computer systems were groundless. Xinhua said ...




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