Chinese Hackers Attacking US?


Posted April 18, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Damn! The Chinese appear to be up our Yankee ass over what they say is Western media’s recent public pro-Tibet coverage.

It seems that a Chinese website called Anti-CNN is calling for street protests in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom on April 19 (Beijing local time; early evening Friday on the East Coast, or close-of-business on the West), and nationalistic Chinese hackers have issued a call for a distributed denial of service attack against CNN to coincide with the street protests.

Hey, China…back off!

According to Computerworld.com, “while there is no apparent link between Anti-CNN and the hackers calling for the denial-of-service attack, the team at The Dark Visitor, who have been tracking Chinese hacking activity for some time, believe that it may be members of the Red Hacker Alliance that are pushing for the online attack to accompany the physical demonstrations. 

Who are the Red Hacker Alliance, you wonder?

Well, members of Alliance (we’re sounding kinda Star Warsian here, aren’t we?) have required very little in terms of direct motivation to launch politically motivated attacks against external sites in the past. The Dark Visitor researchers have associated politically motivated attacks from this group against sites in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia. And with disagreements in the West about how to approach attendance at the Olympic Games in Beijing in August, and continued coverage of social and political unrest in sensitive Chinese territories, more and more Western sites are going to gain the attention of China-based hacking groups like the Red Hacker Alliance. 


Computerworld.com: Chinese hackers poised for anti-CNN attack over the weekend

Chinese Hackers Attacking US?


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