at September 08,2015
From what I have previously researched China is beating the United States in the silent cyber war. A professor of mine said this was partly due to the fact that the Chinese have more symbols and characters then our country does, allowing them to create things more efficiently. From this video it seems like the Chinese do feel as if they’re the most efficient hackers and are trying to defend that many operations and hacks are done by civilians. Though I feel the hacker in this video Wan Tao is saying two different things, he is saying no the acts of the Chinese aren’t malicious acts. But then goes to say growing pride for our country is motivation for the hacks, and how affecting systems with viruses allows you to feel as if you have changed the world. That doesn’t sound like a positive thing to do to me. It seems to me like the Chinese are trying to use these experts and hackers to pick up the slack where their country lacks in military and other defense related organizations.
at September 09,2015
If any government hires a hacker to enhance their system's security and bring down other hackers, aren't they at a risk of that hacker going rogue and getting even more classified information than before? What do these government do to ensure there is no such incident?
at September 10,2015
An interesting point I found from this video is the nationalistic motivation of the Chinese hackers. While the Chinese government denies any involvement with these hackers, they can certainly use this to their advantage.
at September 14,2015
As I know, they called themselves "red hackers" since 1999. Because of the event that China Embassy in Yugoslavia was bombed by US, they were motivated by the nationalism. Even Wan Tao has his own job and lives like normal people now, there are lots of "red hackers" active in the internet. Their behaviors are not completely controlled by the government. Therefore, we cannot consider what they did as a constituent part of national cyber-warfare in government level. In fact, both China and US have their own cyber-warfare army, and this group hackers are just side effect of two countries' hostile attitude.
at September 17,2015
President Obama is considering sanctions against China for its hacking of US companies; not withstanding the recent OPM attack. Ahead of the state visit to the US by Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, cybercrime figures to be a key topic of discussion between the two world leaders. The US is increasing the pressure on Beijing and it will be interesting to see if any compromise will be reached or if this is the catalyst for increasing activity in cyber-warfare between the the two nations.