Chinese Cyber-warfare and U.S. Carrier Groups

There is this very disturbing article about Chinese Cyber-warfare strategy. From the TimesOnline article:

Chinese military hackers have prepared a detailed plan to disable America’s aircraft battle carrier fleet with a devastating cyber attack, according to a Pentagon report obtained by The Times.

The blueprint for such an assault, drawn up by two hackers working for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), is part of an aggressive push by Beijing to achieve “electronic dominance” over each of its global rivals by 2050, particularly the US, Britain, Russia and South Korea.

The part that I thought was very worrisome was the specific mention about aircraft carriers. That is a very important detail that I hadn’t heard mentioned before. Why is that detail important? One word: Taiwan.

(Mirrored from TalkBMC)

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