Titan Rain

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Titan Rain was the U.S. government's designation given to a series of coordinated attacks on American computer systems since 2003. The attacks were labeled as Chinese in origin, although their precise nature (i.e., state-sponsored espionage, corporate espionage, or random hacker attacks) and their real identities (i.e, masked by proxy, zombie computer, spyware/virus infected) remain unknown. The designation 'Titan Rain' has been changed, but the new name for the attacks is itself classified if connected with this set of attacks.

In early December 2005 the director of the SANS Institute, a security institute in the U.S., said that the attacks were "most likely the result of Chinese military hackers attempting to gather information on U.S. systems."[1]

Titan Rain hackers gained access to many U.S. computer networks, including those at Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Laboratories, Redstone Arsenal, and NASA.

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  1. ^ "Hacker attacks in US linked to Chinese military", brietbart.com (retrieved 22 Apr 2008)

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