Chinese hackers threaten to strengthen the U.S. military an excuse to attack the network capacity (Figure)
media spread rumors that the United States, F-35 stealth fighter by hackers to steal confidential
newspaper correspondent/Zhang Zhuo
four-star general leading network of combat power, anti-hacker attack while significantly enhancing network capabilities
4 21, “The Wall Street Journal” reported that the so-called “China hacking U.S. Department of Defense computer network, steal confidential the F-35″ message. 23, the paper also said the administration plans to establish a new military command responsible for war Pentagon computer networks and network services.
some media pointed out that the so-called “Chinese hacker threat” only the United States to strengthen the network warfare capabilities excuse.
Chinese hacker threat as an excuse
“The Wall Street Journal,” 21 reported that the United States, Britain, Italy and other 9 countries 300 billion dollar R & D The F-35 stealth fighter program has been suspected hacker to steal data. Hackers Copy copy to go “hundreds of megabytes (TB)” of the aircraft electronic systems design and related data. Former U.S. government officials believe that the attacks appeared to originate in China.
after the news caused a strong focus of world public opinion, but the F-35 fighter arms dealers Lockheed Martin, the main construction company then claimed that reports incorrect information that the plan “not subject to hackers attack, never leakage of confidential information. ”
23, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in response, easily identified without a detailed investigation on the attack from China or claim, that argument is extremely irresponsible. Chinese Embassy in Washington also say that those reports are a product of the Cold War mentality, and that spread of cyber crime charges in order to arouse anti-China opinions.
the U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman declined to comment on reports of the authenticity of the positive, saying “do not know any details.” The U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the CBS interview with concern that the United States are subjected to daily attacks, the Pentagon had to engage in offensive and defensive tasks of the expert network expanded four times. CBS posted on the website is “the middle of the Cold War has been transferred to the network,” the article, sensationally claimed that since 2001 China-US plane collision incident, the Chinese hackers continue to the U.S. civilian, government and military networks to attack. Russian hackers’ activities is also very active in NATO’s eastward expansion in the network for the counter-attack, cyberspace has been the rise of a new Cold War.
crusade in a shouting and the sound, the unified leadership of the U.S. military headquarters network warfare came into being. “The Wall Street Journal” reported that the Pentagon will set up a new Network Warfare Command, the unified management of the U.S. military computer network defense, protecting the U.S. from Russia and other countries the network hacker attacks, while improving network attack capability. Sources within the U.S. government said U.S. President Barack Obama himself on network security issues very seriously, had promised early in the campaign will raise the importance of network security to the equivalent of weapons of mass destruction, national security issues. Currently the United States government is a new network security policy advice on a comprehensive assessment, the next few weeks will complete the assessment work.
four-star general to head the new command
reported that the preparation of new networks established directly under the Pentagon’s Strategic Command war headquarters, will be a Name four-star general leadership. “Wall Street Journal,” commented that the U.S. military headquarters will help to improve the integration of resources within the military network warfare. Not long ago, the United States National Security Agency, Lieutenant General Alexander, the forum called network security within the military departments to get rid of the “fragmentation” of the situation.
present, various departments of the U.S. military has established a unit responsible for network security. As belonging to the U.S. Department of Defense National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Strategic Command and the Air Force has engaged in offensive and defensive network warfare troops. For example last year the U.S. Air Force plans to set up cyber warfare in the military command, but then repeatedly made by the management of nuclear weapons accidents led to the establishment Global Strike Command, Network Warfare Command had to be converted into offensive and defensive network dedicated to the 24th Air Force. As for non-military government agencies network security maintenance tasks by the Department of Homeland Security in charge.
now led by the new four-star on the future network warfare command, from within the military system on all departments to ensure communication and cooperation, enhance the overall offensive and defensive network warfare the U.S. military efficiency. Network Warfare Command established, will work with closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to protect the United States overall network security.
network status and nuclear war very
In fact, China and Russia U.S. hacker threat is an excuse for the development of cyber warfare capabilities. As computer networks spread in the military field applications, the network has become the military capability to enhance the “multiplier.” Like sea, air, space supremacy, as competition for control of cyberspace has evolved into the U.S. to maintain military supremacy important part. U.S. defense capabilities in the development of the network at the same time, pay more attention to network attack capability.
As the U.S. war in-depth study on the network, the role of cyber warfare and nuclear weapons have been the same. Important U.S. military think tank – the Rand Corporation said the industrial age is nuclear war fighting strategy, the information age is the main network warfare war strategy.
compared to network warfare and nuclear weapons, there was not only similarities, and differences between them. Like nuclear weapons, cyber warfare produce great destructive power. Once the network war in full swing, being attacked and defeated a party may be subject to the risk of total collapse of the national economy, and the winner will completely destroy the enemy party to initiate and maintain strategic resource war. Nuclear weapons can often generate a huge psychological shock effect, the network can also collapse the enemy’s war fighting spirit and will. Once the use of nuclear weapons, the consequences of war with the uncontrollable nature of cyber warfare as well as virus-like weapon is released, you can not control, may have “double-edged sword” effect. And network warfare and nuclear weapons, the biggest difference is that the network is not to win the war cost the lives of a large number of war with little damage. (Zhang Zhuo)