China Hijacked U.S. Internet Traffic

Posted by scapozzola on 11/18/2010

Ahh, our good friends in China...

According to the annual report released yesterday by the Congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a state-owned Chinese telecom firm "hijacked" massive volumes of U.S. Internet traffic earlier this year by redirecting it unnecessarily through servers in China.

Specifically, China Telecom rerouted traffic intended for branches of the U.S. armed services, the U.S. Senate, and companies including Microsoft Corp.

This massive cybersecurity breach is just one of many, many troubling incidents reported by the Commission.  It helps to explain why (with good reason) a majority of the American public now view China as a threat, according to a new CNN poll.

As a reminder,  Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Executive Director Scott Paul will be interviewed tonight at 6:10 pm ET on MSNBC's The Ed Show to discuss these troubling consequences for U.S. national security.  Be sure to tune in.

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