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China's Cyber War on the ­nited States


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In the U.S. Naval Network Warfare Command, the largest threats against U.S. computer networks originate from Chinese hackers. According to a report from Federal Computer Week, Chinese hackers "are constantly waging all-out warfare against Defense Department networks."

The U.S. has been aware of China's cyberwarfare activities for several years. Hans Remberg, vice president of the Federal Republic of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, accused China of sponsoring computer attacks "almost daily." According to a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) report to Congress, Remberg says that, "Across the world the PRC [People's Republic of China] is intensively gathering political, military, corporate-strategic, and scientific information in order to bridge their [sic] technological gaps as quickly as possible."

The DoD report adds that the attacks from China have a higher level of sophistication and organization than hackers from other countries, and "the conflict has reached the level of a campaign-style, force-on-force engagement." The attacks have a broad range of objectives, including the stealing of technology, gathering intelligence, and stealing information from the DoD.

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