Chinese threat: shutdown of telecoms, South Korea military accuses North of stealing secrets, Iran, IAEA begin nuke talks as Ahmadinejad visits China, and Syria faces ‘all-out civil war’, says Annan.
WND.com reports: Chinese companies have developed a covert capability to remotely access communications technology sold to the U.S. and other Western nations.
This capability could ‘disable any nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, according to former and current intelligence sources cited in a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The Chinese have developed the capability to exploit networks to enable China to continue to steal technology and trade secrets, according to unconfirmed sources. The issue centers on the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies, which Western intelligence sources believe has direct links to the Chinese government and the People’s Liberation Army.
These sources emphasize that Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications firms such as ZTE Corp. have ‘electronic back-doors’ to telecommunications technology sold to the U.S. and other nations. Some of these technologies are equipped with unrecognizable intelligence collection systems.
SpaceDaily.com reports: South Korea’s military security chief accused North Korea recently of training elite hackers to steal military secrets and stir up public disorder.
North Korea is attempting to steal military secrets and cripple South Korea’s defense information system by employing experts trained to hack into South Korea’s military information network, according to Defense Security Commander Bae Deuk-Shik.
He said further that North Korea has attempted to ‘stir up social disorder by paralyzing South Korea’s core infrastructure through cyber terrorism. Korea University professor Lee Dong-Hun told the forum the that North Korea has created a 3,000 elite hacker special unit under Kim Jong-Un’s direction.
Analysts believe that North Korea is the third most powerful nation in cyber warfare following Russia and the U.S.