Hackers from the People’s Republic of China have been able to hack into some of the most sensitive files of the United States Government. This comes after a string of similar attempts, and appears to show at least some Chinese proficiency.
”We are getting very targeted Chinese attacks so it stretches credulity that these are not directed by government-related organisations,” said the official.
The official said the Chinese cyber attacks had the hallmarks of the “grain of sands” approach taken by Chinese intelligence, which involves obtaining and pouring through lots of – often low-level – information to find a few nuggets.
China is getting ready for its day in the sun. They realize that a President Obama may cut back on new military projects. If the Chinese play hard, they may be able to catch up to American military technology within a generation. In addition, the Chinese have and will have the advantage of numbers, so technology is one of our last silver bullets.