The Terrible Scale of the Chinese Cyber-Pearl Harbor Attack

The scale of a massive cyber-attack on America’s governmental infrastructure that was revealed last week is still coming to light. As is the case with virtually all preemptive strikes, hackers believed to be linked to the People’s Republic of China have executed an attack so comprehensive and sophisticated that it could only have one aim: the preventative neutering of America’s defensive capabilities. Along with others, I dubbed this the nation’s cyber-Pearl Harbor last week, and that characterization looks only more apt today. In concert with the debilitating effect of Edward Snowden’s revelations while in Russian custody, this attack may seriously hinder America’s ability to secure and respond to more conventional threats to its interests.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Has Obama called China “peace partners” yet?

    • Alain

      Perhaps he admires the Chinese communist government as much as our man-child Trudeau does.

  • Minicapt

    Welcome to the permanent Clinton World of International Relations.


  • Sean

    Not quite Pearl Harbor…

    Clinton and Kerry are/were incompetent. Adm. Halsey was a scapegoat. Otherwise outstanding officer.
    The US immediately got angry and started into the war. Nobody has said anything about throwing with China yet.
    The US was Lend/Leasing stuff by then already to the Allies. Everything they could lend/lease now is made in China.
    Japan had already conquered much of China by ’41 (more like 38-39). China has established beachheads in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco, Seattle.

    Otherwise totally on point. 🙂 (slightly satirical)

    • DD_Austin

      All these “vital” infrastructures are plugged into the international internet, so
      government employees can surf their “working” hours away

      It takes a computer genius to come up with this (thankfully i am one) but

      there is an answer to Chinese “cyber” attacks

      Unplug from the internet, Batch process** what you do have to* get from the

      * There is nothing anyone in government needs from the internet, that can
      be got in already established methods, this is just a bureaucratic bullshit
      excuse to keep their connection.

      ** Internet Nerds will need to look this up

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  • El Martyachi

    … now WOULD be the time to do this sort of thing.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I guess we’ll be forced to default on all the debt we owe China.

  • David Murrell

    Yes but Obama and his vast media allies do not care…