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The Truth About Chinese Hackers

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Discovery Technology
  • June 19, 2008

The scoop: Last week, Rep. Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, said four of his government computers had been hacked by sources working out of China. Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist, gives us his take on what went down.

The popular media concept is that there is a coordinated attempt by the Chinese government to hack into U.S. computers—military, government corporate—and steal secrets. The truth is a lot more complicated.

There certainly is a lot of hacking coming out of China. Any company that does security monitoring sees it all the time…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.