By Patrick Thibodeau
March 26, 2010
On the same day that Google Inc. and the GoDaddy Group Inc. complained
about China to a congressional committee, U.S. Navy Admiral Robert
Willard appeared before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee with an
even stronger warning about cyber-threats posed by China.
Willard's comments about China received little press attention but were
stronger than anything said by either company.
"U.S. military and government networks and computer systems continue to
be the target of intrusions that appear to have originated from within
the PRC (People's Republic of China)," said Willard.
He said that most of the intrusions are focused on acquiring data "but
the skills being demonstrated would also apply to network attacks."
Willard testified on the military's operations in its Pacific command,
which he said "faces increasingly active and sophisticated threats to
our information and computer infrastructure."
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