Emmereetat July 03,2015 I agree with pseagren on the growing pride in nationalism part. I would rather call it evil hacking and cyber terror. I am also a bit skeptic about hiring these people to become “good” (white) hackers to guard our government systems as how much can or should we really trust them.
tlawlessat July 04,2015 Network penetration and/or hacking on a widespread scale is not a trivial task but with the numbers of individuals that China could possibly (and might have already) bring to the front lines it puts smaller states at a greater risk. It's not necessarily finding a security vulnerability that's always the hard part but in identifying the systems to attack (both physical and virtual addresses). Though more cooks in the kitchen is not always better...it might be in this case.
achanthaat July 10,2015 Very interesting video and even more interesting discussion between cknight and dperry. Technology is growing and advancing every day. I wouldn't be surprised if a hacker took a cyber shot and pinned it on another person or nation.
logybombat July 11,2015 Interesting, I never thought people would do hacking out of nationalism. I wonder if just China has this phenomenon or if many Asian countries also have hacking collectives who are driven by similar motivations. Just recently, there was a big news story of Chinese hackers stealing personal information from millions of government workers with classifications. It begs the question can there really be an invisible war between nations. Is that the future as technology continues to evolve ? Invisible war as in a war over computer networks. Interesting but scary stuff.
mrgodfrey3at July 14,2015 Hacking for nationalism? CN aggressively supports theft of Intellectual property and any other classified or sensitive data. They also throw out a lot of propaganda to state that they are not doing what is blatantly obvious.