Online Espionage Network, Based In China, Exposed
from the well,-there's-that... dept
For years, there have been claims of widespread “cyberspying” of various governments by other governments, but little evidence to back it up. Over the weekend, reports broke of a massive network, dubbed “GhostNet,” that was based in China, and tapped into computers of multiple foreign nations, mainly via foreign embassies. The Chinese government denies that it has anything to do with the network — though, the spying did include tapping into Tibetan computers. While it still seems like the threat of a damaging online attack may be overblown — online espionage is only going to become a bigger and more important part of any government’s arsenal in the coming years. That’s why reports like this one probably shouldn’t be much of a surprise.