Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
China Government Privacy United States

US Hacked Chinese University Network 330

Posted by Soulskill
from the plot-thickens dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reports that Tsinghua University, widely regarded as the mainland's top education and research institute, was the target of extensive hacking by U.S. spies this year, according to information leaked by Edward Snowden. The information also showed that the attacks on Tsinghua University were intensive and concerted efforts. In one single day of January, at least 63 computers and servers in Tsinghua University have been hacked by the NSA. The university is home to one of the mainland's six major backbone networks, the China Education and Research Network from where internet data from millions of Chinese citizens could be mined. Universities in Hong Kong and the mainland were revealed as targets of NSA's cyber-snooping activities last week when Snowden claimed the Chinese University of Hong Kong had been hacked." The U.S. government is reportedly hacking into Chinese mobile phone companies as well for access to text messages. In related news, the U.S. has asked Hong Kong to extradite Snowden, and the petition to pardon him has met that 100,000 signature threshold required for an official response from the administration.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

US Hacked Chinese University Network

Comments Filter:
    • by Catmeat (20653)
      Presumably a deal has already been struck with the Russians -Âa debriefing in exchange for sanctuary.

      Given his alternative is likely 50 years of solitary confinement in a concrete box in a Supermax, it's hard to blame him.
    • Traitor on the run! (Score:2, Informative)

      by arcite (661011)
      He can run, but he cannot hide. South America is American's backyard. There will be no safe harbor there. Any country that shelters Snowden in SA will feel the full diplomatic weight of the great Empire breathing down their neck.
      • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @04:56AM (#44083729) Journal

        Snowden a traitor ??

        What about the government of the United States which has violated the Constitutions of the United States ???

        • I'm curious, what would it take for you to acknowledge that Snowden might have betrayed his country? A parade through Red Square? Pictures of him wearing a FRS (nee' KGB) colonel's uniform like Philby?

          Kim Philby hailed as 'great spy' in Russia [telegraph.co.uk]

          • If I was going to spring into action to help save this country I no doubt would end up with our Friends of Freedom in Russia at some point or other. Maybe you haven't noticed, but Russia is sovereign and remains separate from the rest of the basket case--at least in spirit. This tells me that they are not playing along with these psychopaths hellbent on their Utopian one world government where everyone is an equal subject. You know, I'm OK with a one world government if it upholds the principles of freed

          • by Spottywot (1910658) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @08:43AM (#44084531)

            I'm curious, what would it take for you to acknowledge that Snowden might have betrayed his country? A parade through Red Square? Pictures of him wearing a FRS (nee' KGB) colonel's uniform like Philby?

            Kim Philby hailed as 'great spy' in Russia [telegraph.co.uk]

            It's fairly simple actually, double agents don't advertise themselves in the media. You may not agree that his Whistleblowing was in the national interest, but to compare him to Kim Philby, probably the worlds most famous/notorious double agent is disingenuous at best, and government propaganda at worst.

        • What kind of whistle blowing crusade is he on by revealing US espionage programs details to the Chinese and then seeking shelter with them? Whatever other things he may be doing, that part at least is treason.

          • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 23, 2013 @07:42AM (#44084287)

            What kind of whistle blowing crusade is he on by revealing US espionage programs details to the Chinese and then seeking shelter with them? Whatever other things he may be doing, that part at least is treason.

            The Chinese already know about the US espionage programs, they've been complaining about it for many years, you just haven't been listening. The US public on the other hand thinks the Chinese government unilaterally started a hacking war in the past year. Snowden is a patriot who's calling out those who would lead us into another war.

          • Who knows what Snowdens motives were. Whatever the case it is irrelevant now and a healthy debate is taking place about the various things he managed to expose. Perhaps he is a dumbass, doesn't really matter now. The horse has left the barn.

      • by DarkOx (621550)

        Yes because the US controls all of SA, sure that is why Chavez was allowed to control Venezuela turning into a communist nation in our own back yard and why his chosen successor was able to take power after his death. Its also why Cuba managed its continued existence thru the entire cold war.

      • by dj245 (732906)

        He can run, but he cannot hide. South America is American's backyard. There will be no safe harbor there. Any country that shelters Snowden in SA will feel the full diplomatic weight of the great Empire breathing down their neck.

        There are plenty of countries that don't care. Most of them may not be a place you would want to live if you are poor. If you have a pile of money, however, almost anywhere on earth can be nice.

    • Snowden in flight for Venezuela via Moscow, Cuba. [abc.net.au]

      Russia's Interfax news agency is reporting a source at Aeroflot airline says there is a ticket in Snowden's name for a flight from Moscow to Cuba.

  • If China (Score:5, Funny)

    by purnima (243606) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @04:41AM (#44083665)
    got nothing to hide, then China has nothing to worry about.
    • by gl4ss (559668)

      got nothing to hide, then China has nothing to worry about.

      yeah but what's usa gonna do when they start asking nsa operatives to be extradited to china for spying charges...

  • An illegal war? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by DarkOx (621550) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @05:21AM (#44083809) Journal

    Our own military brass has spoken publicly about how state sponsored hacking might constitute an act of war and could result in a Kenetic response. In that context the NSA has endangered our nation by potentially starting an unauthorized war with China. When will these dangerous criminals be controlled.

    • Obviously we need to introduce them to the South Korean Air Force, and send them a few thousand copies of StarCraft. That should keep them occupied for some time.

      If they somehow manage to beat them, repeatedly, then we can introduce them to Wikipedia Wars, and let them try to take back Project Gundam from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture.

  • nsa prosecuted (Score:4, Informative)

    by geekymachoman (1261484) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @05:21AM (#44083811)

    The real question is - will the US Gov be prosecuted for their crimes ? At least these ones this guy Snowden made public. We can talk about thousands of other crimes against humanity and life later.

    Nobody is talking about that.. why ? What the hell is wrong with you people ?

    • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @05:49AM (#44083919) Journal

      The real question is - will the US Gov be prosecuted for their crimes ? At least these ones this guy Snowden made public

      Buddy, the 1970's is long gone

      The United States of America is no longer the United States of America of yesteryears

      Our journalists no longer have the professional zeal as their peers back in the 70's

      Our congress is filled with scoundrels that are as bad as the scoundrels in the White House

      And most importantly, our judiciary system can no longer be as unbiased as before --- no judge would dare to rule against the man in the White House, no matter who he or she turns out to be

      And our court system is no longer unb

  • by srijon (1091345) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @06:40AM (#44084079)

    From petitions.whitehouse.gov: "In a few rare cases (such as specific procurement, law enforcement, or adjudicatory matters), the White House response might not address the facts of a particular matter to avoid exercising improper influence."

    This allows Obama to simply say "We cannot comment on the Snowden petition, since he is subject to an ongoing legal enquiry, and we must avoid exercising improper influence."

    Meanwhile, several members of government have already declared Snowden guilty of treason without trial - no improper exercise of influence there, right?

    Anyone with thoughts about how the petition might have been worded to avoid this loophole?

  • by kawabago (551139) on Sunday June 23, 2013 @10:56AM (#44085327)
    Is it hacking when you're just stealing your own ideas back?

Vitamin C deficiency is apauling.

Working...