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US May Prevent Chinese Hackers From Attending Def Con, Black Hat 193

Taco Cowboy (5327) links to a report from Reuters that says "Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said Saturday. The official said that Washington could use such visa restrictions and other measures to keep Chinese from attending the August Def Con and Black Hat events to maintain pressure on China after the United States this week charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets."
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US May Prevent Chinese Hackers From Attending Def Con, Black Hat

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  • Re:better idea (Score:4, Interesting)

    by rtb61 ( 674572 ) on Sunday May 25, 2014 @01:24AM (#47085957) Homepage

    Bar members of the Chinese military from attending. Now how exactly does the NSA know it was members of the Chinese military. Let me guess after initiating proper diplomatic relations the NSA approached China's computer crime task force and initiated a legal joint investigation in the hacking and after proper legal investigation discovered the perpetrators. What, don't tell me this didn't happen, not even fucking close.

    So the NSA hacked computers in China, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt those computer could be hacked and placed 'er' discovered proof of network hacking in the US, conducted by the NSA 'er' government of China and now the NSA 'er' government of China seeks to cover it up.

    You can see the real problem here. The NSA blatantly and publicly lied repeatedly to it's own government, the NSA now has publicly declared it is hacking government computers in China based upon the evidence they are attempting to submit. Now we know how naughty the NSA has been, the question is would they, hack computers in the US and then falsify evidence and plant it on computers in China that it has now publicly admitted to hacking, in order to deflect attention away from it's own criminal activities.

    Surely those idiots can see the problem they have created for themselves in combining network defence and network assault in the one unit. They are an offensive computer network organisation, their role is to destroy and break the security of other countries networks. Which now they are publicly admitting to via this flawed investigation, all based around hacking networks and breaking security and publicly proved only thing, is did hack government computers and networks in China. As to the validity of the evidence, they utterly tainted it to the point that only corrupt courts within the US would accept it and the rest of the world and the international courts would have to reject due to that extreme contamination.

  • Re:better idea (Score:5, Interesting)

    by dryeo ( 100693 ) on Sunday May 25, 2014 @03:04AM (#47086145)

    Yes, America has inverted the normal definition of totalitarian to pretend they're the opposite. []

  • Re:How now, 50 Mao? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Sunday May 25, 2014 @05:25AM (#47086411)

    Then I guess all the corporations who let China build cheap crap for the US are traitors? And everyone buying something "Made in China" is as well?

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. -- Thomas Jefferson