Electronic Warfare

Cyber army in online attack on government

Authorities in several mainland cities have been struggling to restore their websites after five days of attacks by international hacking group Anonymous as part of its new campaign to free the Chinese people.

Friday, 6 April, 2012, 12:00am

Complacency puts websites in danger

It is a sad reality of the internet that no website can be considered safe from hackers. Even if the best protection is in place, those with malicious intent can bombard servers with spam to bring them to a grinding halt.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Code blue for China's red army

A spy satellite beams a high-definition thermal image to the field command of the Jinan military region's cyberwarfare 'blue unit' via an encrypted downlink.

A large enemy force of tanks, artillery and heavily armed troops has massed at the border, under camouflage to escape the notice of Chinese sentries.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Appeal to defend 'cyber sovereignty'

Two People's Liberation Army researchers have compared cyber warfare with nuclear warfare and described cyber defence as a crucial component of national defence.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing hits at Pentagon's cyber strategy

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.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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

The mainland's cyber army is deployed to improve the defensive capabilities of the People's Liberation Army, the Ministry of National Defence said in its first confirmation of the existence of the internet security force.

The statement came amid rising international concern over China's growing cyberwarfare and intelligence-gathering capabilities.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

US-China 'cyberwar' rates as amateur jest

Hackers and onlookers from both sides of the United States-China 'cyberwar' agree it is generally being waged by amateurs using ready-made programs - called script kiddies - and efforts were more in jest than experts thought.

8 May 2001 - 12:00am