China 'hacked' into Pentagon defense system
By Demetri Sevastopuloin Washington and Richard McGregor in,Beijing
Published: September 4 2007 03:00 | Last updated: September 4 2007 03:00
The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defense department, say American officials.
The Pentagon acknowledged shutting down part of a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defense secretary, but declined to say who it believed was behind the attack.
Current and former officials have told the Financial Times that an internal investigation has revealed that the incursion came from the People's Liberation Army.
This is one of those WTF? moments that makes one wonder what we are buying into, literally, when we buy all the Chinese crap found at the nations largest retailers.
With the generous donations of technology from our corporatistas to China we have brought them rapidly into the 21st century, computer technology and all. They have been given what has taken us years to research, test, and manufacture with American labor.
Now they have turned the fruits of our labors against us and used it to spy on our DOD networks. My question is what is next? Are their sinister plans underway to overthrow our country? It has been said that if the Chinese were coming down the road 100,000 at a time it would take them 100 years to all pass by non-stop. Now I know that it might be an exaggeration but think about one thing the current population there is 1,321,851,888 people. ONE BILLION, THREE HUNDRED MILLION, people. Now compare that to 300 to 400 million people in the US and the stark reality hits that they are ONE BILLION ahead of us, head for head.
Anyone that does not believe that China knows this is a fool, question is, how do we cope with the sheer volume of numbers and still come out of this being a World Power?