According to The Wall Street Journal a group of Chinese hackers broke into U.S. Chamber of Commerce computer defenses and gained access to system including information about its three million members and stole six weeks of e-mail from four Chamber employees that focus their time on Asia. The hackers had access to the Chamber’s network for over a year before they quietly shut down in May 2010.
[box_dark]”What was unusual about it was that this was clearly somebody very sophisticated, who knew exactly who we are and who targeted specific people and used sophisticated tools to try to gather intelligence,” said the Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer David Chavern.[/box_dark]
[box_dark]”The U.S. military is hastening to seize the commanding military heights on the Internet, and another Internet war is being pushed to a stormy peak,” the Chinese military wrote in its official newspaper, Liberation Army Daily, earlier this year. “Their actions remind us that to protect the nation’s Internet security, we must accelerate Internet defense development and accelerate steps to make a strong Internet army.”[/box_dark]
The U.S intelligence now faces growing cyber attacks form China, The counter intelligence chief warns large-scale industrial espionage threatens U.S competitiveness and national security.