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Major cyber spy network uncovered

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Mar 29, 2009

" An electronic spy network, based mainly in China, has infiltrated computers from government offices around the world, Canadian researchers say.

They said the network had infiltrated 1,295 computers in 103 countries. ----
By installing malware on compromised computers, hackers were able to take control of them to send and receive classified data.

In this case, the software also gave hackers the ability to use audio and video recording devices to monitor the rooms the computers were in."

So the Chinese spooks can now turn our computers in to audio visual monitors for industrial and economic political espionage.

So if you want a confidential meeting you must turn off the computers?

Scary stuff!

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 9:26 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

One more reason to eliminate anonymous access to the internet.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

It is not just China that is involved in cyber warfare,

Yahoo created Mujahideen hacker

Learned all he needed on a staff outing
Search outfit Yahoo trained the media chief of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) who helped carry out the attacks in Mumbai last year.

According to the Hindustan Times Mohammed Peerbhoy has told investigators that Yahoo sponsored him to learn cyber security skills against hacking from an Italian security expert in Hyderabad two years ago.

Peerbhoy, who was working for Yahoo as a senior engineer, instead used his acquired expertise to hack Wi-Fi networks to send terror emails.Web Link

The hacker is currently locked up for allegedly sending the IM email which ordered the September 2008 serial blasts in Mumbai.

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Posted by ghost
a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Is this any different from what the NSA is doing?

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 8:43 pm

the NSA is on our side, not yours--knock, knock--oops- what have we here--well, well, well.

"The operation is thought to be the most extensive yet uncovered in the political world and is estimated to be invading more than a dozen new computers a week.
Other infected computers were found at the accountancy firm Deloitte & Touche in New York." Web Link

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