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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

China Spying on NZ? -Impossible, They're Our Friends!

From Bangkok Post

Wellington Foreign government hackers have raided official New Zealand websites, stealing information and installing spying software, the country's secret service chief told a newspaper in a report published on Tuesday.

Warren Tucker, director of the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), would not name any country responsible but referred to comments by Canadian security officials about Chinese spying activities, the Dominion Post reported.

Tucker told the paper there was evidence that foreign governments were responsible for the attacks and in some cases, departments did not even realise their computer systems had been breached.

He said information he described as sensitive had been stolen and attempts were made to access classified information.

Tucker said that one department's system had been penetrated and a programme inserted to generate bogus but genuine looking e-mails. He would not identify the department.

He said the SIS was stepping up foreign intelligence gathering and had increased security awareness in government departments.

The paper said Russia and China had been implicated in attacks on the British parliament's computer system and China was accused last week of hacking into German government systems and the Pentagon in the United States.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Reid of America said...

When I first read the title of your post "China spying on NZ" I thought no big deal. Every big international player spies on everybody else. But this is not spying but an outright attack on NZ.

NZ should be very public and loud in their response. I recall the way NZ reacted after they captured an Israeli spy. The response to China should be much more extreme. The whole world should know what happened from the NZ response to the attack.

I thought the response to the Israeli spy was overblown since it was not a direct threat to NZ. It was just middle east intrigue in an unlikely location.

Attacking Israel after the spy scandal was easy. Does NZ have the balls to go after China in response to an attack?

11:45 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

This is your typical hyprocrisy among the anti-Israel crowd. When Israeli Jews are caught spying, complain, when Chinese spy, don't make a major complaint.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

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9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mah...is there anybody there? Hello Mah!

"This is your typical hyprocrisy among the anti-Israel crowd. When Israeli Jews are caught spying, complain, when Chinese spy, don't make a major complaint."

Excuse me, those Israeli people (more than 1 Reid!) who were here, in this country, stole handicapped people's identity. How gutless is that? The Chinese did stuff on the web?!? Hello .. there is a big difference.

And no Mah I ain't anti Jew. Hello? Again Mah!

Shalom

Huhana

9:43 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

Once again, your hryprocrisy is exposed Huhana. Last time I checked, Israeli Jews never hacked into government websites and shut them down like the armed wing of the ruling Communist Party of China through the People's Liberation Army has already done.

5:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once again, your hryprocrisy is exposed Huhana. Last time I checked, Israeli Jews never hacked into government websites and shut them down like the armed wing of the ruling Communist Party of China through the People's Liberation Army has already done."

Oh really Mah...still can't spell EG "hryprocrisy". The difference is that your people stole identities from disabled people ....physically... in this country Mah...Aotearoa NZ. Even the French have done this to us - Rainbow Warrior!!! And physically as well! A website don't destroy people or kill them!

Once again I say HELLO Mah.

Huhana

10:10 PM  

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