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Cyber-war between U.S., China

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2013

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank explains President Obama's cybersecurity policy after an executive order designed to combat cyber-terrorism was issued last week. Photo: Ann Heisenfelt, Associated Press

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank explains President Obama’s cybersecurity policy after an executive order designed to combat cyber-terrorism was issued last week. Photo: Ann Heisenfelt, Associated Press

By James Temple

A prominent computer security firm has traced the activity of one of the world’s most sophisticated hacking groups to the gates of the Chinese military, underscoring critical weaknesses in both our cyber-defenses and trade policies.

Mandiant’s detailed 60-page analysis, first reported in the New York Times on Sunday, adds to the mounting evidence that Beijing plays a direct hand in ongoing espionage of U.S. corporations.

The Alexandria, Va., security firm explained that attacks from the group it calls APT1, or Comment Crew, originate in the same geographic location as the People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, on the edge of Shanghai. The two groups also appear to share missions, capabilities, resources, tactics and technology infrastructure.

“It is time to acknowledge the threat is originating in China,” the company said.

China declined to do so, however, denying the allegations and labeling the report “unprofessional.”

But Mandiant’s analysis follows a string of reports linking corporate cyber-attacks to China in recent weeks, including ones aimed at the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post and others. The report is also consistent with the U.S. government’s own findings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Maoists flay Indian news report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 13, 2010

KATHMANDU, OCT 12 –
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of the UCPN (Maoist) has taken exception to the Indian media report alleging that Nepali Maoists were imparting training to Indian Naxalites. The PLA has flayed the report as baseless, premeditated and speculative.

“People’s Liberation Army’s attention has been drawn towards the report that alleges the Maoist army of training Indian Naxalites,” said PLA Chief Nanda Kishor Pun in a statement on Tuesday. According to Monday’s edition of the Indian Express, the Indian Government warned the PLA has been imparting training to Naxalites. “We regret the publication of such baseless report and strongly condemn it,” reads the statement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Maoists win battle over UN

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 14, 2010

SOUTH ASIAN MEDIA NET / TIMES OF INDIA

KATHMANDU: Locked in a battle of will with the Maoists over the future role of the UN in Nepal’s wilting peace process, the government was forced to blink first and agree on Monday to extend the world body’s tenure at the expense of the national army. Now the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) gets a four-month extension with no redction in its mandate despite the Nepal Army lobbying to be freed of its supervision.

The extension comes even as Nepal’s ruling parties had been accusing the UNMIN – entrusted by the peace agreement of 2006 with monitoring the arms and soldiers of the Nepal Army as well as the Maoists’ People’s Liberation Army – of meddling in Nepal’s internal matters and speaking as the former guerrillas’ spokesman. As UNMIN’s term neared expiry Wednesday, the ruling parties had been favouring reducing its mandate and taking the army off its supervision. As the UN Security Council pondered the report on Nepal tabled by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the government and the Maoists had sent separate letters, seeking different roles for UNMIN. Read the rest of this entry »

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