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Urgent warnings over China cyber attacks

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Urgent warnings over China cyber attacks

March 8, 2010

••• Warnings about China waging a cyber war on the West to grab intelligence material have been circulated throughout Nato and the European Union.

“Everyone has been made aware that the Chinese have become very active with cyber-attacks and we’re now getting regular warnings from the office for internal security,” Nato diplomatic sources told The Times.

A recent US report declared that attacks from China on Congress and other government agencies have risen to a staggering 1.6 billion every month.

Despite cyber defences in Britain being among the most sophisticated in the world, the threat is so severe that a special team has been established at the government communications headquarters in Gloucestershire, GCHQ, to counter the onslaught.

EU states are less able to defend attacks through the internet according to James Lewis of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

He said: “The porousness of the European institutions makes them a good target for penetration. They are of interest to the Chinese on issues from arms sales and nuclear non-proliferation to Tibet and energy.”

Jonathan Evans, Director-General of MI5, flagged up in 2007 the issue of states waging cyber-warfare on a large scale.

China has always vigorously denied making any such attacks.

Related: Cyberwar declared as China hunts for the West’s intelligence secrets GO
Related: Cyber Attacks Becoming More Sophisticated GO

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