I wasn’t surprised when i read this post, nowadays You can read everywhere that China is attacking over the Internet. They are the world biggest industrial power (USA fall back, Japan and other states are maybe good at inventions and have more new ideas..), the production is more powerful as any of the other countries on the Globe.
What funny is, some comments at the hungarian web page where i read this article are naive 🙂 No one of the multinational groups could exist without the possibility of transfer informations between the companies and/or plants.. The technical staff who are responsible for the IT infrastructure and networks are not always the best i agree but its not easy to get important data. Theoretically. The main problem are IMHO the people who work with the data (an accountant, an SAP power user or a controller) . They use the PC not only for the company issues but for the private purposes too. Facebook, twitter, several applications without administration rights can be very dangerous. The second thing: only one lazy administrator or a person with high IT skills can cause damage with the activities which aren’t part of the company policies. Nobody could save the data when somebody REALLY wants them. The only thing we can do is be prepared and do our best 🙂
I didn’t mentioned intentionally the softwares and the bugs in the software the branches use, thats another thing.