China bugs and burgles Britain

#1
From The Sunday Times
January 31, 2010
China bugs and burgles Britain
David Leppard

THE security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets.

A leaked MI5 document says that undercover intelligence officers from the People’s Liberation Army and the Ministry of Public Security have also approached UK businessmen at trade fairs and exhibitions with the offer of “gifts” and “lavish hospitality”.

The gifts — cameras and memory sticks — have been found to contain electronic Trojan bugs which provide the Chinese with remote access to users’ computers.

MI5 says the Chinese government “represents one of the most significant espionage threats to the UK” because of its use of these methods, as well as widespread electronic hacking.

Written by MI5’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, the 14-page “restricted” report describes how China has attacked UK defence, energy, communications and manufacturing companies in a concerted hacking campaign.

It claims China has also gone much further, targeting the computer networks and email accounts of public relations companies and international law firms. “Any UK company might be at risk if it holds information which would benefit the Chinese,” the report says.
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#2
So what?

If MI6 are not doing the same to China, they are not doing their job!
 
#4
They spy on us, we spy on them. The yanks spy on us, we spy on the French and Germans. The Israelis spy on everybody and we all spy on the UN.

Big boy's games, big boy's rules. On the plus side, if they were particularly good, we'd not know they were doing it.
 
#5
smartascarrots said:
They spy on us, we spy on them. The yanks spy on us, we spy on the French and Germans. The Israelis spy on everybody and we all spy on the UN.

Big boy's games, big boy's rules. On the plus side, if they were particularly good, we'd not know they were doing it.

i chink you're right, but you might be wong :wink:

... i'll get my coat :)
 
#6
Grass mud horse.
 

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#7
Christ, does anybody not know about this? Everyone spys on everyone (exception: we take it up the arrse from the U.S. and are expected to say 'thank you'). The only problem is, we spend more time looking for Jihadi's and Iranian alleyways now, there is very little left in the kitty for the old guard (China, Russia, Eastern Bloc). We are a fcuking laughing stock...
 
#9
Labour have been robbing and spying on me for 13 years… :x
 
#10
#11
Skynet said:
From The Sunday Times
January 31, 2010
China bugs and burgles Britain
David Leppard

THE security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets.
How do the Chinese girls compare to Mossad's & SVR's?
 
#12
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Labour have been robbing and spying on me for 13 years… :x
The same can be said for a lot of people in Britain.There again,Labour are,like the Chinese,communists.
 
#13
Pork_Pie said:
Skynet said:
From The Sunday Times
January 31, 2010
China bugs and burgles Britain
David Leppard

THE security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets.
How do the Chinese girls compare to Mossad's & SVR's?
From what I have seen,the word fit springs to mind.
 

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#14
In other news, Pope is revealed as Catholic. Bear seen defecating in some woods.
 
#15
shiny_arrse said:
So what?

If MI6 are not doing the same to China, they are not doing their job!
Must be a slow news day.A bit like reporting that bears defacate in forested areas.
 
#16
shiny_arrse said:
So what?

If MI6 are not doing the same to China, they are not doing their job!
What the article is saying is that the Chinese are making a concerted effort to get information, especially sensitive information by any means possible and that MI5 has issued a warning, so that people can take precautions.

I would hope that MI5 are doing the same to China and that the Chinese are not as good at prevention of access to data as we are.
 
#17
It claims China has also gone much further, targeting the computer networks and email accounts of public relations companies and international law firms. “Any UK company might be at risk if it holds information which would benefit the Chinese,” the report says.
Really? They've gone much much further than that. Express interest in doing business with any Chinese company and expect to have an interest shown, no matter who you are.

They will absolutely latch on to every form of electronic comms you have , from Skype downwards.

Datamining must be the biggest growth sector in China. It's not just commercial secrets they're after , they're after everything.
 
#18
Skynet said:
From The Sunday Times
January 31, 2010
China bugs and burgles Britain
David Leppard

THE security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets.
Honeytraps can work in your favour! The thing to do as a single man is to wander around wearing a wedding ring and wait for the trap to be sprung. Once one's had one's fun there is the additional pleasure of telling the man with the incriminating photos that there is no wife to send them to, but would he mind handing over a set anyway as they'd be great for show and tell back in the Mess. Obviously not really an option for the pads but there you go...
 
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#19
Fred_Karno said:
Skynet said:
From The Sunday Times
January 31, 2010
China bugs and burgles Britain
David Leppard

THE security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets.
Honeytraps can work in your favour! The thing to do as a single man is to wander around wearing a wedding ring and wait for the trap to be sprung. Once one's had one's fun there is the additional pleasure of telling the man with the incriminating photos that there is no wife to send them to, but would he mind handing over a set anyway as they'd be great for show and tell back in the Mess. Obviously not really an option for the pads but there you go...
Doesnt work that way, they will get images of you with envelopes, expensive presents, the water you drink will be drugged, that fit chick you screw will get a photoshop job done on it ie added dick, or you will get her picture in a school uniform, you will find out she is underaged. You will get a letter warning you off hepatitus or aids, you would get a bad credit rating unexpectedly. Or customs and excise will hound you for import tax and importing objects of an offensive nature.

They might accuse you of rape,

These guys will play hard ball, they have the resources and technology to spy on you. They could probably crack the ARRSE server have your IP address, and geo location already .
 
#20
armadillo said:
Fred_Karno said:
Skynet said:
From The Sunday Times
January 31, 2010
China bugs and burgles Britain
David Leppard

THE security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets.
Honeytraps can work in your favour! The thing to do as a single man is to wander around wearing a wedding ring and wait for the trap to be sprung. Once one's had one's fun there is the additional pleasure of telling the man with the incriminating photos that there is no wife to send them to, but would he mind handing over a set anyway as they'd be great for show and tell back in the Mess. Obviously not really an option for the pads but there you go...
Doesnt work that way, they will get images of you with envelopes, expensive presents, the water you drink will be drugged, that fit chick you screw will get a photoshop job done on it ie added dick, or you will get her picture in a school uniform, you will find out she is underaged. You will get a letter warning you off hepatitus or aids, you would get a bad credit rating unexpectedly. Or customs and excise will hound you for import tax and importing objects of an offensive nature.

They might accuse you of rape,

These guys will play hard ball, they have the resources and technology to spy on you. They could probably crack the ARRSE server have your IP address, and geo location already .
Jeez, that's a hell of a lot of trouble to go through just to get me to turn a blind eye to two Chinese students sitting in First Class on a Standard Class ticket :rmp:
 

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