The server that hosts Intel9.us records attempted hacks. For those who are not familiar with server management, most websites are subject to constant attacks, producing large samples amenable to analysis.
In the case of Intel9, most attacks trace to rented servers and botnets. A small proportion of them, identified by reverse-IP lookup, appear to originate from China companies. At least one of them has a well-known name. In other cases involving the Baidu search engine, the server may be owned by Baidu, or the user-agent string forged to fit the “white list.”
(Lawfare) Beijing’s New National Intelligence Law: From Defense to Offense explains the legal obligation of such companies to participate in espionage. Questions:
- Arer these companies are aware of these activities, or have they themselves been hacked?
- Are such companies required to participate to a minor degree to demonstrate compliance with the National Intelligence Law?
- Is the participation of these companies fully revealed by reverse-IP, or does obfuscation hide more of it?
The severity of the problem is not yet appreciated by many members of the EU. (Reuters) Belgian cybersecurity agency finds no threat from Huawei. No greater threat to freedom exists.