US Gov’t to Formally Ask China for Explanation of Cyberattacks

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LVmonkey

reponse to the comment from thematejka on Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:23pm about canadian and american evil doings abroad

"Why don't we all be mature for once and put aside stereotypes and such. Yes China has a bad rep for things but come on, lets be mature. The US and Canada have done some pretty stupid and  @$$hole things, so stereotyping other countries is besides the point. Don't talk about China's human rights issues. "

Canada? Really? Cause i've heard plenty about americans stitching a canadian flag to their packs for better treatment in other countries but NOTHING about the reverse.

Hells, pick up the latest Scientific American... they have an article about Gold Farmers in countries such as China... guess what the farmer say about Americans (Not Canadians).

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thematejka

Why don't we all be mature for once and put aside stereotypes and such. Yes China has a bad rep for things but come on, lets be mature. The US and Canada have done some pretty stupid and  @$$hole things, so stereotyping other countries is besides the point. Don't talk about China's human rights issues. Canada and the US is full of haters on many cultural denominations.  I liked whoever wrote the piece on Communism, and how it's not political, but economical. If run right, Communism and Democracy works, of course the people who are at it's head don't always play fair.

 

The point of all this is, it's professional of the government to formally talk to China about the Cyber attacks. If Nigeria can crack down on it's many scammers, so can China. No excuse. I would like to see my own tax money put towards this, it is worth it. At least much more worth it than where it is sometimes going. You can argue being formal and mature doesn't get fast results but it is the best first step to take. After, if all else fails, you can really be mean. 

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sdcat

the question is, is it from the government did the officially or just people from China or people from other places used China's location?

I don't know this and I don't know that, I know nothing.

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PawBear

" Microsoft has issued an advisory on the vulnerability."

Thanks Microsoft, I feel more secure now.

Oh, China is a communist country, there are no

human rights.

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Tenhawk

In fairness to Karl Marx, let's remember that Communism is NOT a political system. It's an Economic system. Politically, China is a totalitarian regime and nothing more. The United States is FAR more 'communist' than China. In fact, the United States is fundamentally built on communist concepts.

From each according to their ability, To each according to their needs.

That perfectly describes the Nuclear Family that is enshrined in American Minds. Parents provide for their children, everyone puts in what they can and takes out what they need. What's left is shared around accordingly.

The problem is that Communism, like Democracy, only works as long as everyone is pulling their weight willingly. In the real world that never happens when you get much larger than a large extended family.

The issues in china have to do with totalitarian control over the lives of the citizens, a political issue instead of an economic one. A few people are in power and don't want to see their control eroded by free speech and thought... To people like that the Internet is a horror show, but one that's too damn valuable to turn off.

A bit of a Lady and the Tiger question from their POV, really. Door 1 or Door 2? One leads to ruin, one to riches. But which is which? Opening the free flow of information could leave to civil unrest (this is bullshit really, though it could make organizing protests easier), which in turn could bring down the government. Stomping down hard on that same flow could result in severe economic constrictions, limiting or even damaging  the overall economy.

Both options they see before them have strong pro and con arguments, but they're old school dictators... they're only seeing the analog facts. I think that it's their ignorance of the Digital reality that's going to bring things to a head. 

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jihnn

duhhhhhh hello this is china.... they could care less about other peoples rights.  they certainly will not tell the real reasons

 china is the country that used to put lead in everything.       NOW it puts cadmium , which is just as toxic, in everything

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Biceps

Calling people who hack our systems on their bull$h!t is not a waste of taxpayer money.  Also, this means we are formally recognizing that there was an attack, condemning it and requesting an explanation for the hostile act.  Kind of like if the Chinese Navy had 'accidentally' fired at one of our merchant vessels.

Get it?

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Danthrax66

I like the idea of 'accidentally' nuking their capitol. excuse: "Sorry we were still running vista on the launch system and it bsod during a test, oops."

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vistageek

Sounds legit

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johnny3144

just because it won't give much of a result, doesn't mean they should just let it slide. and china isn't that over the top with human rights voilation. i lived there for 11 years, and it's not THAT bad. 

 

on the side note, this showed those Iran Cyber Army n00bz

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quickone

 "on the side note, this showed those Iran Cyber Army n00bz"

 

haha 

 

~~The difference between insanity and genius is merely succes~~

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Biceps

Awesome!

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