Thursday, July 28, 2011

China Implicated in Korea Break-Ins

A CBC story says a series of major Internet break-ins Tuesday in South Korea originated in China. While China is the most common host for Internet crime in general, the shape of this attack would seem to tie it to previous attacks on Google, which were almost certainly state-sponsored. If the snooping on consumers in Korea was also the work of the Chinese central government, it is surprising in how public the operation was and the degree if paranoia and desperation that would have to have been present in the strategic thinking behind it.