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China's cyberwarfare capability by Elisabette M. Marvel (editor)

By Elisabette M. Marvel (editor)

The govt. of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is a decade right into a sweeping army modernization software that has essentially reworked its skill to struggle excessive tech wars. The chinese language army, utilizing more and more networked forces able to speaking throughout provider palms and between all echelons of command, is pushing past its conventional missions excited by Taiwan and towards a extra local security posture. This e-book offers a complete open resource overview of China's strength to behavior desktop community operations (CNO) either in the course of peacetime and sessions of clash, and may optimistically function an invaluable connection with policymakers, China experts, and data operations pros.

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46 Many logistics databases on NIPRNET have Web-based interfaces to enable ease of access, but may only require PLA operators to compromise one weak password via keystroke logging or to exploit SQL injection vulnerabilities on the Website to gain user-like access. Long term access to NIPRNET via CNE techniques—and to logistics information supporting the TPFDD for various warplans in particular—also allows the PLA to assemble a detailed current intelligence picture of the intended US force deployment packages for specific contingencies.

These explanations are, however, largely speculative as the fidelity of data on these incidents almost never provides insight into the internal communications, identity, or relationship dynamics of the actual people behind these intrusions.    This type of task oriented structure requires multiple skill sets, possibly requiring several individuals to complete one operation. This model, if accurate, also implies some means of recruiting, organizing, and managing a team like this and ensuring proper completion of a given mission.

The tools or techniques that these groups post are often used by true black hat practitioners. China‘s hacker community gained early notoriety for member willingness to engage in large-scale politically motivated denial of service attacks, data destruction, and Web defacements of foreign networks, known as hacktivism. Between 1999 and 2004, the Chinese hacker community was defined by its regular use of large scale, politically motivated attacks against foreign networks or Websites. Chinese hackers traded Web defacements and distributed denial of service attacks with their counterparts in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and South Korea and operated with relative immunity from Chinese law until strongly worded condemnations issued from Beijing eventually reigned in the attacks.

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