Germany says Chinese state is behind cyber spying

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| In August German media reported that computer hackers believed to be linked
| to the Chinese army had infected German government ministries with spying
| programs. Beijing denied the allegation and said all "hacking" behavior was
| prohibited.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071022/...age_germany_dc

So Germany wants Windows spyware for its own government (to spy on people), but
wants to keep safe with Windows on the desktop. How absurd.

Even Microsoft nods (self nuke, in a sense).

Targeted attacks on the rise, Microsoft report says

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| Neither businesses nor consumers have shown much stomach, however, for the
| kinds of improved authentication mechanisms that could help. "We're far
| removed from that because the business infrastructure isn't there today."
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http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-980...=2547-1_3-0-20


Related:

Germany, UK also investigating government PC espionage by China

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| In recent weeks, the Chinese have been accused not only of hacking the
| Pentagon, but also several German ministries and key sites in the UK, as
| well. In doing research for an upcoming story on the Pentagon attacks, I
| stumbled upon recent reports in Germany of surprisingly similar activity. *
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...-by-china.html


China Crafts Cyberweapons

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| The Defense Department reports China is building cyberwarfare
| units and developing viruses.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...icle.html(News)


Cyber-spies tracking terror on Web

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| Weimann says most active terrorist groups have established their
| presence on the Internet.
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/05/29/i...?eref=rss_tech


Estonia suspects Kremlin in Web attacks

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| He said more than 1 million computers worldwide have been used in
| recent weeks to attack Estonian government and business Web sites
| since a dispute arose with Moscow over Estonia's moving of a
| Soviet-era war memorial from downtown Tallinn.
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/interne...?eref=rss_tech


U.S. cyber counterattack: Bomb 'em one way or the other

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| If the United States found itself under a major cyberattack aimed
| at undermining the natio's critical information infrastructure,
| the Department of Defense is prepared, based on the authority of
| the president, to launch a cyber counterattack or an actual
| bombing of an attack source.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...r-attacks.html


US plans for cyber attack revealed

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37563


Homeland Security sees cyberthreats on the rise

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| To test the nation's response to a cyberattack, the Department
| of Homeland Security plans to hold another major exercise,
| called Cyberstorm II, in March 2008, Garcia said. A first
| such exercise happened early last year.
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http://news.com.com/2100-7355_3-6157...0-20&subj=news
http://tinyurl.com/2dpbmv


Zombie botnets attack global DNS servers

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| Hackers launched a sustained attack last night against key root servers
| which form the backbone of the internet.
|
| Security firm Sophos said that botnets of zombie PCs bombarded the
| internet's domain name system (DNS) servers with traffic.
|
| "These zombie computers could have brought the web to its knees,"
| said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-attack-global


Perspective: *Microsoft security--no more second chances?

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| CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says the software maker is running out
| of excuses for a history of poor security.
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| As if Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff didn't have enough on
| his plate.
|
| Not only has he had to deal with Katrina and Osama. Now he's also got to
| whip Steve Ballmer and the crew at Microsoft into shape. If past is
| prologue, that last task may be the most daunting of all.
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http://news.com.com/2010-1002_3-6104...4512&subj=news


Botnet 'pandemic' threatens to strangle the net

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| Cerf estimated that between 100 million and 150 million of the
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| 600 million PCs on the internet are under the control of hackers,
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| the BBC reports. "Despite all that, the net is still working,
| which is pretty amazing. It's pretty resilient," he said.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/26/botnet_threat/


EveryDNS, OpenDNS Under Botnet DDoS Attack

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| The last time the Web mob (spammers and phishers using botnets)
| decided to go after a security service, Blue Security was forced
| to fold and collateral damage extended to several businesses,
| including Six Apart.
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http://securitywatch.eweek.com/explo...os_attack.html