Officially, China does not wage acts of cyber-warfare against the United States. Unofficially, mounting evidence points to Chinese entities attacking multiple entities in the U.S., from government agencies to private corporations and nonprofits.
Now comes a more tangible, damning piece of evidence. Buried in an official military documentary, a six-second clip aired on Chinese TV shows a custom-built computer program launching a cyber-attack from a compromised U.S. IP address.
The Epoch Times broke the story early this morning, revealing that a Chinese military university uses software to launch attacks against websites affiliated with the Falun Gong spiritual discipline, which are known dissidents of the People’s Republic of China. In order to do so, they compromised servers owned by the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) to launch the attack.