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Unit Within Chinese People's Liberation Army Linked To Online Spying
2014-06-10 10:50:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unit 61398, the not-so-secret cyber warfare branch of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), might not be working entirely alone. On Monday CrowdStrike identified another group that has been dubbed Putter Panda, a cyber-espionage team that conducts operations from Shanghai and reportedly works on behalf of the PLA's 3rd Department 12th Bureau Unit 61486. CrowdStrike, a US security firm, released a detailed report that casts...

cybercrime china
2014-05-19 12:00:28

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that cyber-spying charges had been filed against five officers of the Chinese military. The DOJ accused them of stealing trade secrets from six US companies. This is the first such case where an indictment for economic espionage has been brought against foreign government officials. The officers were identified as Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu...

Chinese Hackers At It Again
2013-05-20 13:28:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this year, security firm Mandiant released a report which found a rash of cyber attacks against companies from the US and other English-speaking countries. These attacks were all believed to be launched from China, specifically a branch of the People´s Liberation Army (PLA) called Unit 61398, located in one 12-story building on the edge of Shanghai. In the weeks following this report´s release, cyber activity...

Chinese University Linked To Government’s Military Hackers
2013-03-25 16:32:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has recently been accused of hacking into a number of American, Canadian and UK networks. Today, Reuters reported that the PLA may be getting some help in the way of research from faculty members at a top Chinese University. According to Reuters, freely accessible online papers show that faculty members of Shanghai Jiaotong University have been working with the PLA to publish technical...

2010-07-06 09:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A report by an independent research firm concludes that the Chinese military, the People's Liberation Army, is likely behind many recent episodes of cyber espionage and cyber intrusions against the United States. The white paper was assembled over several months by a small team of journalists and researchers, reviewing military, academic, technical and government documents as well as interviewing government sources. The paper is being made available to...

2006-07-31 23:37:03

BEIJING (Reuters) - China marked "Army Day" on Tuesday with a warning from its defense minister that the mainland would never tolerate Taiwan independence, but he stopped short of directly threatening the use of force against the self-governed island. Cao Gangchuan also vowed that China's military modernization would continue, in remarks carried in the Liberation Army Daily that were thick with political rhetoric but lacking specifics on new arms purchases or weapons expenditure....

2006-01-09 00:50:00

BEIJING -- China's military has cut back its troops by 200,000, the official mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army said on Monday, reinforcing its high-tech military ambitions to overtake rival Taiwan. The Liberation Army Daily said the two-year program to slim China's military was finished on schedule at the end of 2005, and troop numbers were actually down by 230,000, or just over 9 percent. China had 2.5 million serving military in 2003 when the cuts started. In 1987, it had about 4.2...

2005-07-08 07:12:33

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - After more than two decades of bloody guerrilla warfare, John Garang led his rebel army from the battlefield to a peace deal sealed in January with the northern Islamic government of Sudan. Along the way, he allied himself with communists, courted U.S. Christian groups and juggled tribal rivalries to hold onto power even when infighting threatened his grip on the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Garang, in his late 50s, will become...


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