HACKED Tianjin - Chinese Gov't (2nd)

Grab of the Hacked page

December 1, 1998

This was another attack on a Chinese site. The Tianjin Network of Information of Science & Technology was hacked by the same people who were behind the 10/26/98 incident and the message was fairly similar, including a passing reference to the Kevin Mitnick case.

The main inspiration for this hack was the arrest of Lin Hai who faces life imprisonment for sending email to an American publication. In addition, Sun Microsystems is implicated as aiding the Chinese in censoring the net for its citizens.

The hackers also claim to have misconfigured Chinese firewalls in such a way as to allow its citizens free access to the rest of the world. If true, this would certainly be one of the more dramatic hacking incidents in an international forum.