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Syria military strikes to include cyber warfare

Syria military strikes to include cyber warfare


The Pentagon’s war plan for Syria operations includes the use of new cyber warfare attacks and the military is preparing for counter cyber attacks from Syria and its allies.
 
Military sources disclosed that the U.S. Cyber Command, the new unit within the Strategic Command, is involved in war planning for Syria operations.
 
Initially the Obama administration was planning a limited strike using mainly Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the Mediterranean. But under pressure from Congress to expand the operation to inflict more damage on the…

China stonewalls Pentagon on PLA cyber warfare

China stonewalls Pentagon on PLA cyber warfare

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
 
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan continued the Chinese government and military policy of denying the People’s Liberation Army is engaged in cyberattacks and cyberespionage against the United States during his meeting at the Pentagon Aug. 19.
 
Gen. Chang Wanquan met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hegal and officials familiar with the meeting said Chang denied the Chinese military engaged in cyber attacks against Pentagon, defense contractor and other networks.
 
The reason is simple. China’s military regards its cyber…

Former CIA chief: China’s Huawei Technologies worked for PRC intelligence

Former CIA chief: China’s Huawei Technologies worked for PRC intelligence

Company poses major threat China’s Huawei Technologies is one of several major state-run telecommunications companies seeking to a large share of the growing telecommunications hardware market. The company, founded by a People’s Liberation Army officer, has been a target of U.S. intelligence and security agencies for years and has tried and failed several times to purchase or merge with U.S. telecommunications firms. Now, former National Security Agency Direcector Michael V. Hadyen says Huawei one reason behind the U.S. intelligence concern is the company’s tie to Chinese intelligence agencies. Hayden said in an interview…

The Coming China Cyberwar

The Coming China Cyberwar

Is Prepared to Wage Large-Scale Cyberwarfare Attacks Against U.S. Military, Civilian Networks

BY: Bill Gertz
March 8, 2012
China’s military has developed highly sophisticated cyber warfare capabilities that would be used to cripple computer networks at the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Transportation Command that would direct American forces to defend Taiwan in a future conflict, according to a congressional report. The cyber attacks would begin weeks before actual hostilities, as cyber warriors associated with two units of the People’s Liberation Army secretly penetrate networks and plant sleeper software that can destroy both…