Originally Posted by unSpawn
That's only what's been discovered and cleared for publication. And the recent spate of APTs weren't exactly all chinese efforts, right?..
Advanced persistent threat (APT) network attack have, indeed, been rising -- and originating from all over the place -- so, no, probably not all
of Chinese origin. However, the evidence seems to indicate the majority originating are in China.
Keep in mind that there a 12-story building on the outskirts of Shanghai that is the headquarters of Unit 61398 of the People’s Liberation Army.
Quoting from The New York Times, "Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S." 19 Feb 2013 article (see http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/te...anted=all&_r=0
The building off Datong Road, surrounded by restaurants, massage parlors and a wine importer, is the headquarters of P.L.A. Unit 61398. A growing body of digital forensic evidence — confirmed by American intelligence officials who say they have tapped into the activity of the army unit for years — leaves little doubt that an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies originate in and around the white tower.
And, of course, not just the U.S. is being targeted -- so's everybody else with anything worth knowing.
Is the article worth reading? Is The New York Times to be believed? Is China (as in state-sponsored) doing this?
I think ignoring or pooh-poohing is at your peril. You can, of course, decide for yourself.