China a Threat to U.S. Cyber Security?
Experts fear 'death by a thousand cuts'
- Duration 4:23
- Date Oct 8, 2011
Experts fear 'death by a thousand cuts'
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Young brave as well cyber security the focus of a hearing on Capitol Hill this week and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says China's cyber attacks already posing a threat to our national security.
China's economic espionage has reached an intolerable level and I believe the United States and our allies in Europe and Asia have an obligation.
To confront Beijing and demand they put a stop to this piracy.
Gregory Evans is a cyber security expert and national cyber security dot com and He joins us this morning Gregory nice to see -- this morning.
The morning thanks -- -- so I have to ask you China continues.
To get away with this why.
Because who's going to do anything to track China has over a billion citizens in their country right now.
If this was a smaller country we would have already been after them.
We don't have all types of sanctions on them but since China has invested billions of dollars in corporations here.
Everything here including a flag in my office I've noticed the other dates is made in China and it's an American flag.
China has so much economic power around the world that they have this big added to write what you gonna do about it what are we gonna do about it.
Yeah and that is that -- has the larger question are -- modern debates as well we hear these you know these these hearings this week of course over security is it a threat.
To national security.
-- -- a threat and is gonna get worse and worse.
We keep thinking about war as having troops out on the front lines with M sixteens and we're shooting at someone and they're shooting back at us.
But this site and our next real war will be a cyber war.
Weird you're stealing our information -- -- messing up our NASDAQ or our financial system.
And there's really not too much that we are doing about it because they -- so much power.
I hear this you know Richard Clarke had written his book about the coming cyber war but it only seems to fall on deaf -- talk to ambassador Bolton about -- a lot of others who say that this is.
The next major war as you just said but it seems like until something catastrophic happens in the United States we're gonna do anything about it.
I'm glad you said that because I've been saying that for years people thing.
That computer hacking in this cyber war is a bunch of kids sitting in their mom's basement hacking school computers are just having fun.
They do not real -- -- -- the effect.
Computer hacking let me just say this cyber crime -- rates five times more money.
That all drug trafficking in the world.
So this just tells you economically we have Packers in this country who won hacker stole 200 million dollars from a major corporation.
This is just one person.
Can you imagine when you have a whole country behind you and in China.
They're teaching their kids when Google's got hacked I'm last year it was traced back to a high school in China.
You're teaching their kids how to hack in high school -- -- -- kids how to be the next Michael Vick or the next American Idol in high school.
Unbelievable and don't you take on this because we learn this morning about those drones that the US navy says not a big deal.
But we now learn that -- was a key -- attack which of course means that every keystroke that was punched in with these drone.
Was being tracked.
By some hacker navy says it wasn't a big deal.
What do you make it.
He is a very big deal think about this is a key -- is nothing but spyware -- everything that you do -- your computer username pass where everything that you -- Is being -- sit back to someone else so we're using these drones are very important we saw what we did what the draw last week -- we killing al-Qaeda.
Leader -- Just imagine if al-Qaeda was able to get this type of information we're not just China and should we don't know who China is supplying this information to as well yeah.
Think about this also that in.
With al-Qaeda -- -- getting their weapons from they're getting their AK forty seven's Chinese may.
We make a lot of sense this morning Greg I hope a lot of people are paying attention to you and what what you're saying in Washington.
-- have these hearings I appreciate you guys having me on here and following up with the story I think more people need to hear this and I'm glad fox did.
Absolutely Gregory Evans decided cyber security expert in national cyber security dot com Greg thanks so much.
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