China Behind Hijacked U.S. Internet Data, Says New ReportLance Whitney reporting in CNet News: "A Chinese state-run telecom provider was the source of the redirection of U.S. military and corporate data that occurred this past April… The current draft of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's (USCC's) 2010 annual report, which is close to final but has not yet been officially approved, finds that malicious computer activity tied to China continues to persist following reports early this year of attacks against Google and other companies from within the country."Then on April 8, a large number of routing paths to various Internet Protocol addresses were redirected through networks in China for 17 minutes. The USCC identified China's state-owned telecommunications firm China Telecom as the source of the "hijacking." This diversion of data would have given the operators of the servers on those networks the ability to read, delete, or edit e-mail and other information sent along those paths.
(And GOI has lifted ban on Telecom products from China)
Wow, thats just mind blowing. China has the infrastructure to snoop on a massive scale ! I think it should also be possible to attach viruses to emails, launch phishing attacks etc.
Aside, if they were BRF login pages, then they could read all your passwords. Its not SSL protected, so it is sent as clear text.