If you ask most people United States, they believe that the cyber attacks coming into the United States mostly come from China ISPs. However, how would most people the United States know that, after all the average citizen doesn’t know a whole lot about the technology they use each and every day, mostly they have derived that believe from what they read in the media. Well, it appears that China is getting quite upset at being blamed for all the cyber attacks, hacking, and malware which is put onto hapless consumers and business computers.
There was an interesting piece in Physorg [dot] com on August 9, 2011 titled; “China hit by 500,000 cyberattacks in 2010,” which stated; “China said Tuesday it was hit by nearly 500,000 cyberattacks last year, about half of which originated from foreign countries including the United States and India.” Well, at least that is what China is saying in their mainstream censored and propagandizing media.
Perhaps this was in response to the McAfee Company’s comments in the Global Media that; “it had uncovered a massive global cyber spying campaign it described as a “five-year targeted operation” by one unnamed actor, which many analysts said was China.” Chinese media came back and stated; “most of the attacks on China came in the form of Trojan software — a malicious programme that masquerades as an application. 15% of the destructive programmes came from US IP addresses, 8% from India.”
Now then, it is true that there is a good bit of malware, spyware, and hacking attacks which come from China, or can be directly traced back to the Chinese. Still, hackers come from everywhere and use ISPs in different nations to hide their identities. We know that some cyber crime comes from Eastern Europe, Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, and yes, from right here the United States. There are some cyber attacks and hacking events which originate from South America and the reality is they can come from anywhere can’t they?
No one country wishes to be known as the cyber attack capital of the world, but right now China appears to be where everyone is pointing their fingers. Is this justified? Does China have a right to be angry for people accusing them of being the origin of cyber attacks in the United States? Apparently so, and there’s a lot of evidence for this conclusion. Nevertheless, it doesn’t make the Chinese very happy to hold that stigma, and thus, they are deflecting those accusations. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.