China is Cyber Hacked

I have to be fair in that the recent online cyber attacks which originated from China may not have been from the Chinese government, but rather from two prominent Chinese schools, Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational Schoolas, recently reported by the NY Times that have strong European and United States ties.  And that China also deals with security threats from the Internet from within and outside of China.

What goes around, comes around.  It is no secrete that all international military intelligence services play the cat and mouse game of testing boundaries, and probing for weaknesses that may be exploited in the present or future.  What is really bad is the exploitation of third parties that may take advantage of rivalries and could potentially start a war either intentionally or accidentally.  It is always possible, and is scary to think of the ramifications.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on February 12, 2010, in Politics, Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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