In recent weeks we have seen an escalation of hacking attempts origination from China. China is considered the most dangerous country in terms of cyber threats. Experts have claimed that China has more hackers than any other country, accounting for 41% of all attacks on the internet. The majority of groups responsible for hacking seem affiliated to the Chinese military-technology and espionage which is growing at an alarming rate.
Hackers threaten security on a personal and national level by committing crimes related to identity thefts, financial offences, and leaking of confidential information from governmental institutions.
China is not only the world's second largest economy, it also has a global lead in cyber crime. In 2014 alone 41% of all global cyber attacks originated from China when compared to 13% that came from America. A few months ago we reported on military-linked Chinese company accused of spying on Australians.
Today we could read the DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment
- The office of the Director of National Intelligence released its “Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
- The office of the Director of National Intelligence released its “Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence CommunityDuring the last decade, state sponsored hackers have compromised software and IT service supply chains, helping them conduct operations — espionage, sabotage, and potentially prepositioning for warfighting.