Wednesday, March 06, 2013

#WWIII: "China's Cyber-Espionage Defense Rings Hollow"

Often the best defense is a good offense, but not this time, since China's "moral equivalency" argument defending its U.S. cyber-espionage attacks rings hollow. Cyber-security experts Mandiant recently detailed thousands of civilian cyber-casualties inflicted by China's military, but China's defense is that the U.S. is attacking China's military computers--a non-sequitur. The U.S. military is one of the acknowledged world leaders in cyber-espionage, but it has yet to even be accused of indiscriminate targeting of civilian computers like China, Iran and other U.S. adversaries: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog

China's People's Liberation Army (left) is being pitted against the U.S. Cyber Command (right) which was quietly started in by the Obama administration and put on par with Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines by reporting directly to nuke-shepherds, the United States Strategic Command.

In David Sanger's recent book "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power" he accuses the U.S. of attacking Iran's centrifuges to slow down their head-long run to acquire nuclear weapons. However, Iran's reported response has been to attack U.S. civilian computers at Bank of America, JP Morgan, Chase and Citicorp. And thus the stage is set for the U.S. to conduct cyber-attacks on military targets, while its adversaries, from Iran to China, retaliate by attaching civilians. Get all the details by clicking "Further Reading" below.
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