Friday, August 18, 2006

More Real Threat Reporting

Harlan Carvey sent me a link to the following: Chinese seek military ID info. From the article:

Maj. Gen. William Lord, director of information, services and integration in the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, today told an audience of civilian Air Force personnel attending the Air Force IT Conference that "China has downloaded 10 to 20 terabytes of data from the NIPRNet. They're looking for your identity, so they can get into the network as you...

We don't think they've gotten into the SIPRNet yet," [the classified GIG network], he said, "though we know they have [penetrated] the NIPRNet. There is a nation-state threat by the Chinese."


10 to 20 TB? Details, please. That's a lot of data.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When reading a security report, worry about what's MISSING from the report: data that's left and been lost track of. BTW the general didn't say that the data was SENSITIVE, or even usable, or that the data wasn't meant for China or that it originated IN China. WE can only gather from the general is that he says the Chinese can download lots of data from a network. At Motel 6, we'll keep the lights on for you.