POSTED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:21pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 1:01pm
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — Hey, what a surprise.
The Chinese have been up to sabotage and trying to hack into our country's business computers and military's computers.
You know the Chinese. The folks who are carrying a great amount of our debt. The group conducting the hacking is in Shanghai.
A security company in the U.S. released a detailed 60-page report (PDF) Tuesday claiming its "research and observations indicate that the Communist Party of China is tasking the Chinese People's Liberation Army to commit systematic cyber espionage and data theft against organizations around the world."
The report says the U.S. security company tracked thousands of computer attacks on U.S. companies and organizations, starting in 2006 and rapidly increasing right into this year, from one specific neighborhood in Shanghai. Mandiant found that a vast majority of the attacks were coming from one group of hackers, dubbed by the company "Advanced Persistent Threat 1″, or APT1.
Of course the Chinese vehemently denied they did anything.
Now, the questions is what to do since our economy depends on them.
I'll tell you what the answer will be, nothing.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
You can email me at pov @ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.