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Submission + - Chinese Hackers Infiltrate US Army Database, Compromise Safety Of Thousands Of D (ibtimes.com) 1

coolnumbr12 writes: Chinese hackers have infiltrated a sensitive U.S. Army database that contains information about the vulnerabilities of thousands of dams located throughout the United States. TheU.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Inventory of Dams (NID) has raised concerns that information gathered in the hack attack could help China carry out a cyberattack on the national electrical power grid.
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  • by fireman sam ( 662213 ) on Thursday May 02, 2013 @03:06PM (#43613557) Homepage Journal

    Why do people assume that the hacker is only one hop away. If they were able to hack into the US network, couldn't they have also hacked into the Chinese network first?

    if I was hacking a major military facility I would start by hacking into a crappy little network somewhere, from there a slightly larger network until eventually I am targeting my destination.

    Or maybe it was the US hacking into the Chinese networks then hacking back into the US networks.

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