U.S. DoD: China Fielding Cyberattack Units
Remeber all the hoopla on "Titan Rain'?
Josh Rogan writes on FCW.com:
China is stepping up its information warfare and computer network attack capabilities, according to a Defense Department report released this week.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is developing information warfare reserve and militia units and has begun incorporating them into broader exercises and training. Also, China is developing the ability to launch pre-emptive attacks against enemy computer networks in a crisis, according to the document, “Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2006.”
The Chinese approach centers on using civilian computer expertise and equipment to enhance PLA operations, the DOD report states.