Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.
Posted: 2/19/2013 | By: David E. Sanger, David Barboza and Nicole Perlroth | The New York Times
On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a
12-story white office tower, sits a People’s Liberation Army base for China’s growing corps of cyberwarriors.
The building off Datong Road, surrounded by restaurants, massage parlors
and a wine importer, is the headquarters of P.L.A. Unit 61398. A
growing body of digital forensic evidence — confirmed by American
intelligence officials who say they have tapped into the activity of the
army unit for years — leaves little doubt that an overwhelming
percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and
government agencies originate in and around the white tower.