by Robert Blincoe
28 July 2008
China has been accused of sponsoring cyber-terrorism at a conference
organised by the UK Home Office.
Professor John Walker, managing director of forensics consultancy
Secure-Bastion, said at the International Crime Science Conference in
London last week that the Chinese government was behind the 'Titan Rain'
attacks on the US and the UK.
The attacks were identified as coming from servers in China, but the
Chinese government has never officially been accused of being behind the
Professor Walker's claims will add to the paranoia about Chinese hackers
attacking visitors and business people travelling to the Beijing
The academic made his comments during a Q&A session when he was asked
about state-sponsored terrorism. "This big problem has become more
focused," he said.
"Up to last year people did not take it very seriously, and then there
were state-sponsored Chinese groups and all sorts of groups attacking
the UK and the US and getting into the infrastructure. That happened
again earlier this year."
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