By Lance Whitney
November 17, 2010
A report delivered today to Congress by a commission on U.S.-Chinese
relations is pointing the finger at the Chinese government for continued
hacking attempts and computer exploits.
"Recent high-profile, China-based computer exploitations continue to
suggest some level of state support. Indicators include the massive
scale of these exploitations and the extensive intelligence and
reconnaissance components," noted the report from the U.S.-China
Economic and Security Review Commission's (USCC).
The report specifically concluded that the Chinese government, Communist
Party, and Chinese individuals and organizations continue to hack into
computer systems and networks in the U.S. and other countries. Finding
the methods used more sophisticated than in past attacks, the commission
said that the hackers are increasingly using social-networking tools and
malicious software with ties to criminal organizations.
CNET last month reported on the findings of the commission through
information obtained from a draft report. Today's release marks the
official version of the USCC's 2010 report to Congress.
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