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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 1:23 p.m. PST

Communist China "hacked a (US) Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare"

"The stolen material included secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to officials."

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If Russia had been the one doing it, there would be no end to the outrage. Then again, Russia can't betray us. Russia isn't the one who calls itself our friend, partner and ally.

Dan
PS. I wonder what XWMBO (Xi Who Must Be Obeyed) will say about it, if he says anything at all.

McWong7308 Jun 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Do it while you know you can win it US, that's all I'll say.

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

I would fight fire with fire at this point and develop a virus so freaking horrible that it would crash the entire Chinese power grid and embed it in something that they want to hack. Let them hack it and watch as it takes months for their crippled infrastructure to come back online.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

All part of the "game".

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Nations, one way or the other, have always jockeyed for position.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

Now BBC's take on the story:

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It might be hard to believe for some, but I'm starting to trust outside media sources more and more with each passing day. Not completely, but definitely a lot more than our own US media.

Dan

Stryderg09 Jun 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

I just read a short story about a US Senator that pushes a law to create "hackaneers". Basically private citizens apply for letters of marque, then proceed to hack representatives of foreign governments and loot whatever treasure they can find. And they're shielded from US and international prosecution.

Hacker Privateers

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

I'm sure there are already a lot of "freelancing" outfits too.

Then there's the 50 Cent Party …

Who knows how many regular viruses they already spread among competitor companies and among our general population, via fake online posts and bogus spam emails! :)

Dan

Lion in the Stars09 Jun 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

It might be hard to believe for some, but I'm starting to trust outside media sources more and more with each passing day. Not completely, but definitely a lot more than our own US media.

I dunno, the BBC seems to have a really poor understanding of US law.

Kevin Mallory, 61, was found guilty under the federal Espionage Act on Friday. He is due to be charged on 21 September and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, the US justice department said in a statement.

I think the BBC is trying to say, "He will be sentenced on 21 September and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison…"

In the US legal system, charges are brought at the beginning of the process, long before the trial. Once found guilty, then you get sentenced.

Until you have been found guilty, news agencies that don't want to get slapped with libel/slander lawsuits use 'alleged [crime]'.

whitejamest10 Jun 2018 4:01 p.m. PST

This sort of thing goes on all the time, and I think I can guarantee you we're doing the same. You win some and you lose some. The only option is to beef up cyber security as much as we possibly can.

As for escalating the matter with retaliatory viruses, that seems like a great way to suffer exactly the same fate we would want to inflict on them. Nobody wins that sort of escalation, we all just suffer worse consequences.

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