USA Identifies Fresh Online Spying Scheme Tracing to China
Crowdstrike of USA recently condemned the China government for executing an advanced cyber-espionage attack on USA as well as European enterprises. Unfortunately, this revelation could even more strain the two countries bi-lateral standing, thus reported v3.co.uk, June 10, 2014.
On 9th June 2014, Crowdstrike issued one thorough report wherein it disclosed a study it conducted to examine malicious software named 'Putter Panda,' which aided in surveillance over high-tech organizations associated with industries like communications, aerospace and space.
The malware indicated in the report was found directly from China's central location within one building at Shanghai which according to Crowdstrike, possibly remained under the control of China's PLA (People's Liberation Army) 3rd Department 12th Bureau Unit 61486.
The security vendor singled out Chen Ping, also known as 'cpyy,' a man who reportedly belonged to the PLA and who bought domain names related to Putter Panda.
Doubt remains if the man is truly called Chen Ping; however, Crowdstrike's findings indicate in the positive since more investigations disclosed many electronic mail ids related to 'cpyy.'
Moreover, the company found 'cpyy' as having an own blog where he shared information about him employed in the police and military along with his interests in programming and networking.
Crowdstrike stated that economic spying schemes targeted at entities impaired technological advantage, reduced nation vs. nation competition, while eventually superseded geographical boundaries. The company found the indictments by USA credible whilst worldwide awareness and acknowledgement were vital factors towards rightfully proceeding. Therefore, for backing such efforts, Crowdstrike was getting its report publicized, Crowdstrike added. Securityweek.com published this, June 10, 2014.
Many times, the China government dismissed the condemnation, while asked the US to provide further clues towards supporting its assertions. While China has still more rejected US' latest accusations, it blamed the US over repeated engagements in online-spying.
Hua Chunying Spokeswoman for the (Chinese) Foreign Ministry stated that USA mustn't anymore act like a victim, as the country was the top most hacking empire globally. Rather than introspecting into its own wrongdoings, America had intensified its operations, Chunying continued, adding that she didn't think that was highly constructive. Bloomberg.com published this, June 10, 2014.
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