[Dshield] Hackers Attack Via Chinese Networks

Joel Esler eslerj at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 13:46:42 GMT 2005

Yeah, that was probably something that wasn't supposed to be  
disclosed generally.


On Aug 25, 2005, at 1:39 PM, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:

> Titan Rain? Hmmmm.
> Bradley Graham writes in The Washington Post this
> morning:
> [snip]
> Web sites in China are being used heavily to target computer  
> networks in the Defense Department and other U.S. agencies,  
> successfully breaching hundreds of unclassified networks, according  
> to several U.S. officials.
> Classified systems have not been compromised, the officials added.  
> But U.S. authorities remain concerned because, as one official  
> said, even seemingly innocuous information, when pulled together  
> from various sources, can yield useful intelligence to an adversary.
> "The scope of this thing is surprisingly big," said one of four  
> government officials who spoke separately about the incidents,  
> which stretch back as far as two or three years and have been code- 
> named Titan Rain by U.S. investigators. All officials insisted on  
> anonymity, given the sensitivity of the matter.
> Whether the attacks constitute a coordinated Chinese government  
> campaign to penetrate U.S. networks and spy on government databanks  
> has divided U.S. analysts. Some in the Pentagon are said to be  
> convinced of official Chinese involvement; others see the  
> electronic probing as the work of other hackers simply using  
> Chinese networks to disguise the origins of the attacks.
> [snip]
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/24/ 
> AR2005082402318.html
> - ferg
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