Cyberwar with China: Self-fulfilling Prophecy

    Date30 Apr 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3424
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A recent Wired News article warns the cyber-going public of an impending "week-long all-out crack attack on American websites and networks" by Chinese hackers during the first week of May. The logic? May 1st is "May Day" celebrated in China, May 4th is "Youth Day" in China (all those Chinese script kiddies will be feeling wholly patriotic) and May 7th is the anniversary of the US "accidental" bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.. . . A recent Wired News article warns the cyber-going public of an impending "week-long all-out crack attack on American websites and networks" by Chinese hackers during the first week of May. The logic? May 1st is "May Day" celebrated in China, May 4th is "Youth Day" in China (all those Chinese script kiddies will be feeling wholly patriotic) and May 7th is the anniversary of the US "accidental" bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.

    Holy fortune cookie, Batman! Could this be the end of the Internet in America??

    No, not really. Just the collective dick-waving of a bunch of script-kidiots fueled by so-called journalists generating media hype - the former trying to feed their egos and the latter to feed their hit counts.

    According to the Wired News article, the Chinese crackers are pissed off at the defacement of over three hundred Chinese Web sites by American and/or other allegedly pro-American groups, as well as the loss of a Chinese pilot in the recent spy plane incident.

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