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August 25, 2005

Hacking is So Sexy

Hackers probe and penetrate.

Whether the attacks constitute a coordinated Chinese government
campaign to penetrate U.S. networks and spy on government
databanks has divided U.S. analysts. Some in the Pentagon are said to be
convinced of official Chinese involvement; others see the electronic
as the work of other hackers simply using Chinese networks
to disguise the origins of the attacks.

U.S. officials lament over the scope and girth of said probe and penetration.

"The scope of this thing is surprisingly big," said one of four government officials...

and ponder the ease of access to tools.

...the tools are much simpler today. Anyone can download an attack tool...

It seems Amazon is even selling them now.