kbacon5at September 13,2016 I think that is an interesting point you made CyberRanger about the Chinese hacking the United States and other countries for intellectual property. I recently watched a viceland episode on cyber warfare all about the hacking of intellectual property by the Chinese, and you are right-it is a growing threat. Also there are not really many legal repercussions when the intellectual property is stolen and used according to the episode I saw although they are trying to put legal consequences into place. Interesting that this video said the Chinese government was trying to crack down on the hackers in China. Everything I've read or seen about hackers in China gave me the impression the government in China supported the hacking efforts but maybe that's incorrect.
BBurgessat September 16,2016 I find the motivating factors interesting between China and the U.S. China hacks out of national pride and anti-west views and the U.S. private actors hack out of distrust and animosity with the U.S. government. The U.S bases actors are looking for notoriety through hacking in order to Whistle Blow or bring down the "evil and corrupt government". So essentially it seems like the U.S. government infrastructure is under constant attack for both foreign and domestic based actors. I don't know if I believe the comment made in the video about the Chinese government "Cracking down" on illegal hacking. I've heard many things that suggest that most likely the opposite is probably true. China doesn't want to play second fiddle to the U.S. especially when it comes to technological advances in Cyber Space. Having national pride will go a long way, when it comes to representing your country.
Taylorlouat September 19,2016 This was a different point of view than I was expecting to see when I watch this video. In a way this reminds of the profile for nation-state hackers who are usually motivated and sponsored by their country's government to commit operations in cyberspace. But, I got more of the feeling that Wan's inspirations were more of self pride than national especially at the end when he describes why he was able to do it. He says that they, the government, "couldn't stop them". This video also brings up the controversial and complicated aspect of investigating cyber crime since it takes place in an environment with less clear jurisdiction lines. This "war" also can be very dangerous since people like Wan can involve innocent parties in their tactics.
dbegumat September 22,2016 Not the most shocking to hear that Juan feels pride and power when he does the hacking. I guess, a lot of hackers share the same view. Not too long ago we had the Ashley website hacker that made to the news. And they too felt really proud to ruin as well as help a lot of lives. Depending on which view you look at, but a crime was made. The interesting part is that how confident Juan felt that the government didn’t or couldn’t stop them from doing what they were doing which was wrong. This obviously gives other hackers chance to do the same and get away with it. If that’s all they are after is nationalism, then who will fix this wrong doing?
asdfaslkjadsfasdasdfasat September 27,2016 Interesting video but not exactly sure how valuable the journalism there is. I seriously doubt Chinese state sponsored hackers would come right out and say they're state sponsored. Regardless, nice to see an interview of an actual Chinese hacker.