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Eric Holder, the US Grand Jury and Ugly Gorilla

In Activism, Al Jazeera NEWSHOUR, Amnesty, Archive, ASIO, Assange, Australia, Big Data, CENTCOM, China, CIA, CISPA, Economy, EFF, FOI, FOIA, Hong Kong, Huawei, leaksource, SPIN, Surveillance, Technology, twitter, WikiLeaks on May 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM

 

The United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania has released an indictment against 5 Chinese members of the People’s Liberation Army, PLA for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Fraud. (read here)

The indictment outlines a number of  industrial intrusions over a period of time from 2006 to 2014 conspiring to “hack” into commercial entities located in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States which would be ‘useful’ to their competitors in China, including State owned enterprises.

The Indictments lists a number of companies rom solar industries to proprietary and confidential technical and design specifications in nuclear plants.

Alleged victims include:

Westinghouse Electric Co. (Westinghouse), U.S. subsidiaries of SolarWorld AG (SolarWorld), United States Steel Corp. (U.S. Steel), Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI), the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW) and Alcoa Inc.

The irony of the allegations come at a time as the NSA is further shown to have actively collected and ostensibly spied on a countries in the Bahamas  as people use this as an example of, “do what I say, not what I do.”

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Below is an image of one of the alleged conspirators Sun Kailiang a/k/a “Sun Kai Liang” a/k/a “Jack Sun”

 

UPDATE

 

Here is the response form the Chinese Ministry of National Defence May 20th 2014

 

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Brazil, China, India Rally Round Russia After G7 Snub

In Brazil, China, India, NATO, News, USA on March 27, 2014 at 6:49 AM

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Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 9.38.28 PMG7 leaders and top EU officials met on the margins of a summit on nuclear security in the Dutch capital (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

03/25/2014

EU Observer:

BRUSSELS – The G7 club of wealthy nations has cancelled a summit with Russia over its annexation of Crimea, but emerging economies have protested against its exclusion from a G20 meeting.

The G7 leaders – from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US – announced the move in a communique published after their meeting in The Hague on Monday (24 March). The June summit, which was to be held in the G8 format with Russia in Sochi, on the Black Sea coast, will now be held in Brussels.

The communique said Russia’s actions “are not consistent” with the G7’s “shared beliefs” and that they will “suspend” the G8 “until Russia changes course”. It also said G7 states “remain ready to intensify actions, including co-ordinated sectoral sanctions … if Russia continues to escalate this situation”.

For its part, US ally Australia had indicated Russia might also be excluded from a G20 summit in Brisbane in November. But Brazil, China, India, and South Africa rejected the idea. They said, together with Russia, also at The Hague, where almost 60 countries had sent VIPs to a Nuclear Security Summit, that “the escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions … does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful solution” to the Ukraine crisis.

“The custodianship of the G20 belongs to all member states equally and no one member state can unilaterally determine its nature.” With Brazil and China now wealthier than some G7 countries, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov noted the G7 has lost its monopoly on global governance.

“If our Western partners believe this format [G8] has exhausted itself, let it be. We are not clinging to it. As an experiment, we can wait a year or a year and a half and see how we live without it,” he said.

Lavrov in The Hague met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Andrey Deshchytsia, for the first time since the crisis began. But he did not agree to launch bilateral talks to resolve the dispute, as demanded by the EU and US.

He noted only that Ukraine must undertake unspecified “constitutional reforms” and repeated the Kremlin line that Ukraine’s revolution is a form of Western expansionism.

Meanwhile, Ukraine circulated a draft UN General Assembly resolution which says Crimea’s recent referendum on secession has “no validity”. It got backing from UN head Ban Ki Moon, who said Russia’s violation of the Budapest memorandum – a 1994 treaty giving Ukraine security guarantees in return for nuclear disarmament – has “profound” implications “both for regional security and the integrity of the nuclear non-proliferation regime”.

Russia on Monday also hit back at Western sanctions by blacklisting 13 Canadians. It has mocked EU and US blacklists and economic threats. But its own deputy economy minister, Andrei Klepach, on Monday forecast that Russia’s first quarter economic growth will be zero and that $70 billion of capital will leave the country in developments he linked to “worsening of relations”.

Russia’s state-owned Sberbank the same day said capital flight could reach $100 billion.

Regime Change: First Ukraine, Next Venezuela, Then Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil

In Archive, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela on March 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM

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03/14/2014

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Now that US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued an ultimatum to Russia, telling Putin that he has until Monday to follow Washington’s orders or else, hopefully everyone can see the repeat of the March of Folly that produced World War 1.

In my last column, “Merkel Whores For Washington,” I mistakenly attributed to Khrushchev all transfers of Russian territory to Ukraine.  The first gifts of Russian territories to Ukraine were made by Lenin, and the last was Sevastopol in the early 1990s.

I have posted today Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of how Russian territory was given to Ukraine.  In the meantime, Washington’s puppet regime in Kiev has sent in thugs to commit violence against protesting Russians in eastern Ukraine who want nothing to do with Washington’s stooges in Kiev, prompting Russia to issue another warning that the Russian military will protect Russians. Clearly, Washington is doing everything it can to provoke Putin into sending the Russian Army into eastern Ukraine.  Now that Merkel has sold out Europe, the course of Ukrainian events seems clear, which provides an opportunity for me to address Washington’s coup-in-the-making against Venezuela.

Venezuela Also Is Being Overthrown By The Criminal Regime In Washington

The Washington orchestrated coup in Ukraine has kept Venezuela out of the headlines.

A confrontation with nuclear armed Russia is more dangerous than with Venezuela.  But the violence that Washington has unleashed on Venezuela almost simultaneously with Ukraine is testimony to Washington’s stark criminality.

South America has always consisted of a tiny Spanish elite with all the money and power ruling over large majority populations of indigenous peoples who have not had political representation.  In Venezuela, Chavez broke this pattern. An indigenous president was elected who represented the people and worked in their behalf instead of looting the country. Chavez became a role model, and indigenous presidents were elected in Ecuador and Bolivia.

Chavez was hated by Washington and demonized by American presstitutes.  When Chavez died of cancer, Washington celebrated.

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, was inclined in favor of granting asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Consequently, Washington ordered its European puppet states to deny overflight permission to President Morales’ airplane on its return to Bolivia from Russia. Morales’ airplane, in violation of every diplomatic protocol, was forced down and searched.  Morales has since suffered other indignities at the hands of the Washington criminals.

Related: Bolivia Says They Have Evidence That US Is Plotting To Destabilize Nation

Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador, made himself a target of Washington by granting political asylum to Julian Assange.  On Washington’s orders, Washington’s  British puppet state has refused to grant free passage to Assange, and Assange is spending his life in the London Embassy of Ecuador, just as Cardinal Mindszenty spent his life in the US Embassy in Communist Hungary.

Related: CIA Drug Money Plot to Overthrow Ecuador’s President Correa

With Chavez’s death, indigenous Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro became president. Maduro does not have Chavez’s charisma, which makes him an easier target for the tiny Spanish elite that owns the media.

Related: “They Want Me Dead!” Venezuela President Maduro Claims US Murder Plot / Maduro Accuses U.S. of Plot to Collapse Venezuela Gov’t by Sabotaging Food, Electricity and Fuel Supplies

Washington began the attack on Maduro by attacking the Venezuelan currency and driving down its value in currency markets.  Then university students, many of whom are the children of the rich Spanish elites, were sent out to protest.  The falling Venezuelan currency raised prices and spread dissatisfaction among Maduro’s poor indigenous base.  To put down the rioting, property damage, and unrest that Washington is using to launch a coup, Maduro had to turn to the police. Secretary of State John Kerry has labeled the government’s effort to reestablish public order and forestall a coup a “terror campaign against its own citizens.”

Having orchestrated the protests and plotted a coup, Kerry blamed Maduro for the violence that Kerry unleashed and called on Maduro “to respect human rights.”

For Washington, it is always the same script. Commit a crime and blame the victim.

If Washington can overthrow Maduro, the next target will be Correa.  If Washington can get rid of Correa and re-empower a puppet government of rich Spanish elites, Washington can have the Ecuadoran government revoke the political asylum that Correa granted to Julian Assange.  The Ecuadoran Embassy in London will be ordered to kick Assange out into the waiting arms of the British police who will send him to Sweden who will send him to Washington to be tortured until he confesses to whatever Washington demands.

The poor gullible dupes demonstrating in Venezuelan streets have no more idea of the damage they are doing to themselves and others than their counterparts in Ukraine had. Venezuelans have already forgotten what life for them was like under the rule of the Spanish elites. It appears that Venezuelans are determined to help Washington to return them to their servitude.

If Washington reconquers Venezuela and Ecuador, Bolivia will be next. Then Brazil.

Washington has its sights on Brazil, because the country is a member of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), and Washington intends to destroy this organization before the countries can establish a trading bloc that does not use the US dollar.

Related: BRICS Plan New $50B Bank to Rival World Bank and IMF

Not long ago a US official said that as soon as we (Washington) get Russia in a bind, we will deal with the upstarts in South America.

The program is on schedule.

China fires back at hacking claims: ‘144,000 hacks a month, mostly from US’

In News on February 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

 

02/28/2013

In a fresh round of cyberwarfare accusations, the Chinese Defense Ministry said two of the country’s major military sites endured about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, two-thirds of which originated in the United States.

“The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years,” ministry spokesperson Geng Yansheng said Thursday.

“According to the IP addresses, the Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites were, in 2012, hacked on average from overseas 144,000 times a month, of which attacks from the US accounted for 62.9 percent,” he added.

The Chinese official also said that the US has been unhelpful in efforts at international cooperation against hacking: “We hope that the US side can explain and clarify this.”

Earlier this month, US security firm Mandiant said that the Chinese military were likely behind a large number of hacking attacks against US targets. Mandiant claimed that the Shanghai-based Unit 61398 of the People’s Liberation Army was the driving force behind the hacking; China has denied the allegations.

The war of words comes as the US ramps up its cybersecurity and cyber-attack capabilities. Earlier, numerous US officials claimed that Chinese hackers were a major threat to both national security and US commercial interests.

Some experts believe the US is exploiting the rhetoric of China as a cyber-threat as part of its mounting rivalry with the ascendant Asian nation.

“I think what we’re looking at is part of this Obama pivot to focus on China and to paint China as a new military threat to the world,” geopolitical analyst William Engdahl told RT. “It’s a demonization of China.”

So far, the only public case of cyber-weapons being used for geopolitical ends is the alleged attack by American and Israeli hackers on an Iranian uranium enrichment facility. While neither nation has officially acknowledged using the Stuxnet virus to damage centrifuges at the Natanz plant, the so-called ‘Olympic Games’ operation was widely reported by international media, citing anonymous government sources.

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US losing global cyber war to China – House Intelligence chairman

In News on February 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM

02/25/2013

As cyber battles grow more violent, hack attacks more blatant, risks more dramatic, the world’s political opponents rush to protect themselves. The US and China seem to have strongest cyber armies, and the winner may have already been determined.

A series of hacking attacks on US corporations and infrastructure facilities show the United States is losing its cyber war with China, says the chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers.

“They [the Chinese] use their military and intelligence structure to [steal] intellectual property from American businesses, and European businesses, and Asian businesses, repurpose it and then compete in the international market against the United States,” Rogers told ABC.

Earlier in February, American data company Mandiant reported to have tracked 141 cyber attacks performed by the same Chinese hacker group since 2006, 115 of which turned against US corporations. Rogers says there is “not a shadow of a doubt” the attacks were sponsored by the Chinese government. He says it’s just the tip of the iceberg and on average the US is subjected to at least 140 attacks per day.

“We get [hit] every single day by a whole series of attacks, everything from criminals trying to get into your bank account or steal your identity, to nation states like China who are investing billions and hiring thousands,” he said.

China denies any involvement by the government or the military in hacking attacks, saying the Mandiant report lacks any proof of its charges.

Geopolitical analyst William Engdahl believes US ‘cyber war’ rhetoric aims to demonize China.

“I think what we’re looking at is part of this Obama pivot to focus on China and to paint China as a new military threat to the world. It’s a demonization of China,” he told RT.

While the US complains about being a victim of cyber attacks, it’s well known its government has been behind major international cyber attacks against strategic objects of other nations. A computer virus known as StuxNet infected Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities, destroying nearly 1,000 of the country’s 6,000 centrifuges. According to reports, the virus, made entirely out of code, was a joint collaboration between the US and Israel.

Last October, US President Obama signed an executive order expanding military authority to carry out cyber-attacks, now called ‘defensive’ actions. Around the same time, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned the public of a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” Panetta told Time magazine: “The three potential adversaries out there that are developing the greatest capabilities are Russia, China and Iran.”

The Pentagon has reportedly decided to double its cyber war workforce from 900 to more than 4500 employees. The new US ‘cyber defense’ strategy cannot but worry the other world players, leading as far as a ‘US-China Cold War’, RT’s correspondent Marina Portnaya reports.

“In terms of a Pandora’s box, I think it will be slighter harder for the United States to adopt a position of purely defense now. We’ve sort of made it clear that we’re willing to use cyber in advance of our national interest.” Allan Friedman from Washington’s Brookings Institute told RT.

There is little doubt the cyber espionage and rivalry has already turned into battlefield and is viewed by the military as such.

“Every commander with whom I have spoken is convinced that the next major war will include a cyber component,” journalist Tom Gjelton told RT. “It won’t just be a traditional insurgency, bombing from aircraft, ground troops; the next war, almost certainly, will include a cyber component,” he confirms.

Via RT

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