Hard to believe? 2 years ago continues cyber-attacks from China were made public by Google. These attacks were targeting major big tech companies within US. Lots of sources claimed that China was attacking American companies for several years and Google was the first one to blow the whistle on the issue. The White House was put in a bad position by Google, they had to condemn the attacks, though they probably didn’t want to do that. After all their economy, thus political life depends on China and its money assets ready to finance Americas debt. So they’ve condemned the attacks, Google got out of China and bloggers, reporters and journalists started digging.
Some pretty amazing facts came to light. Some internet security spec-ops guy started his career protecting government networks against foreign attacks. On that job, he became so preoccupied with the scale of Chinese hacking that a senior military officer told him to stop talking about it, with the gruff explanation that “the reason this is still going on is that the Chinese government now owns us.” Continue reading →
2012 may bring us a lot of tensions on Korean peninsula. This bothers me most as the vision of a conventional conflict with a nation totally cut off from the world is very disturbing. I would prefer a conflict with any other nation that has an Internet connection. I just don’t believe any nation is stupid enough to begin a conventional conflict if informed properly. Continue reading →
Golden age of James Bond like intelligence agencies has come to an end. You don’t have to send your secret agents to gather intel, you do that through Google and Facebook. You want to have a switch in some suspicious company or foreign government agency? Friend with them on Facebook or other social network. Want to know what is going on in certain industry facilities? Observe geo-localized twitter stream. Double O’s were sent to acquire information and act. Nowadays there is no problem with information, the problem is with filtering and picking up the right one. Continue reading →