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The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – Chinese Hackers Blamed for Latest Leak at Nate, Cyworld
Chinese hackers were responsible for stealing the personal information of 35 million users of Internet portal Nate and blogging site Cyworld, police said on Thursday.
The stolen information, which included the people’s names and resident registration numbers, may be used to facilitate spam mail or voice phishing.
The Cyber Terror Response Center of the National Police Agency briefed reporters on the findings of their investigation, saying that the hackers used ALZip, a Korean file compression program, to access the data. The stolen personal information was leaked to a server that is believed to be based in China via another server in a third location. The ALZip program produced by ESTsoft is distributed free of charge and has around 14 million users.
An analysis of China’s domestic political situation shows how, increasingly, moderates want to take part in the decision-making process. However, they face the all-out opposition of the party, which fears losing its leadership role. Social unrest is just around the corner.
China is home to some of the world’s most sophisticated hackers, many of which are given a virtual green light to attack foreign governments and businesses, in attacks that assist China’s government and Chinese businesses. It’s a well known fact, but everyone is too afraid to try to stand up to the Asian nation, as it hold large amounts of debt, as well as enjoys control of much of the world’s rare mineral resources and manufacturing.
With more and more cyber attacks against governments and corporations, there is a growing belief that hackers could be potentially be exploited or actively recruited by various government entities.
For example, cyber activists associated with Anonymous have targeted a number of servers belonging to the U.S. government, federal defense contractors and high-profile companies.
Losing The War Against The Internet
July 25, 2011: China’s surging economic, and military, power has a fatal flaw. Several decades of enforcing the “one child” policy has prevented China’s population from spiraling out of control over the last few decades. But it also means that there will be too many old people and too few workers in another decade, and for several decades after that. Meanwhile, the shortage of young workers is already here, as the first “one child” generations come of age. These workers demand more money, and attention. Wages are moving up rapidly, and there’s still a shortage of workers. There’s also a shortage of skilled people in the armed forces. Plenty of low skilled or inept volunteers, but not the ones that are most needed, and in demand.