Chinese Hackers Infiltrate U.S. Chamber of Commerce

December 22, 2011  •  From theTrumpet.com
Yet another example of America’s e-weakness.

Hackers in China infiltrated the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s computer systems, undetected probably for at least six months, the Wall Street Journal reported December 21. “The break-in at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is one of the boldest known infiltrations in what has become a regular confrontation between U.S. companies and Chinese hacks,” it wrote.

The attack was shut down in May 2010, but the hackers may have had access to the Chamber’s systems for up to a year before that. Chamber officials investigating the attack say hackers accessed communications between less than 50 of its members, focusing on four Chamber employees that dealt with Asian policy. They are not sure if the hackers used this information to gain access to the computer systems of Chamber members.

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