Editor’s note: In “The Bejing hack attack,” WorldNetDaily
international correspondent Anthony LoBaido profiled the legendary
international hackers group, the
Hong Kong Blondes. In his next report on global hacking, “Thai Hackers claim responsibility,” LoBaido discovered the involvement of a youthful, Thailand-based hacking group which operates with the express purpose of agitating the government of communist China.
In this report, LoBaido focuses on cutting-edge encryption technologies being developed by the National Security Agency, Los Alamos lab and the U.S. Navy Computer Research lab — and what the development may mean to the future of hacking.
KO PI PI, Thailand — When Thailand’s Laurie Holden Hacking Group — modeled after international hacking superstars
The Hong Kong
Blondes — recently met at a tropical paradise in southern Thailand for a cyber summit, the agenda focused on new technologies that are a page out of Star Trek.
|Thailand provided the backdrop for a recent meeting of the Laurie Holden Hacking Group to discuss the Quantum photon key.|
While the sun beamed down on their sunburned necks, bringing the steaming jungle of palm trees and pristine sandy beaches to life, the sunlight also provided the evidence and modus operandus of the new technology — light itself. Light is made up of photons — and it is photons that are now, literally, important to this new method of encryption.
The group’s members call this new development a “revolution in cryptography” — a revolution, they claim, that threatens the balance of power between anti-globalization hackers and the well-financed governments, armies and multinational corporations that wield power on the international scene.
The group was scheduled to meet on Thailand’s Rayong Island but, recently, when a Thai F-16 sprayed Rayong’s beach bungalows with 20-millimeter cannon fire by mistake during a training mission, the hackers chose Ko Pi Pi as an alternate site. The isolated island played host to Leonardo DiCaprio’s filming of the hit movie, “The Beach.”
When they meet, the Laurie Holden hackers usually discuss their specific goals and means for hacking into the computers of the communist People’s Liberation Army as well as the Western multinational corporations that traffic with China. However, the group is now concerned that “hacking as we know it” — as a means of political and social protest — may become obsolete.
The Laurie Holden Hackers are led by Tracey Kinchen, a former British M15 security service agent born and raised in the former British colony of Hong Kong. The group takes it youthful name from Kinchen’s close resemblance to actress Laurie Holden — a star of the hit TV series “The X Files.”
“Get ready for a new beast,” says Mini Jet, one of the group’s top lieutenants. “Quantum key distribution is a breakthrough in encryption technology that will change the face of the Internet, spying, telecommunications and hacking — perhaps forever.”
“Moreover, it will severely curtail or perhaps shut down the great gains made by hackers the world over in their protest of the one-world economic system — controlled by impersonal giant corporations who have no concern for the average person living on this planet.”
Maxi Coke, the hacking partner of her twin sister Mini Jet compares the hacking wars to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
“You know how they said, ‘Only God could sink this ship?’ and, well, God did — through an iceberg. They said similarly, “Only God could crash CNN and eBay — and those and other sites were brought down. Now I must admit, concerning Quantum key distribution, only God could crack this code.”
Adds Kinchen, “The technology was developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, under the direction of the National Security Agency. Our concern is that the Quantum Key technology will be stolen by communist China, if not outright given to them by Bill Clinton or, perhaps, Al Gore some time in the future.”
|Chinese flags flying over Bangkok. Thai hackers fighting the communist Chinese government fear that it will acquire Quantum photon key technology.|
“If that were to happen — if communist China and the PLA get a hold of the Quantum Key, there will be absolutely no way to fight against their agenda of darkness.”
Kinchen pointed to China’s rape of Tibet, forced sterilization, abortion of females (called gendercide), slave labor, religious persecution of Catholics and Protestant Christians and other ills as ample reason for hackers around the world to unite and harass the regime via the Internet.
Quantum nuts and bolts
Traditional methods of encryption have relied almost exclusively on solving mathematical equations that would give even Stephen Hawking a headache. The new technology, however, relies on only “the laws of nature,” according to a public affairs spokesman at the Los Alamos National Laboratories, who spoke to WorldNetDaily.
“This is cutting edge — literally. It is the key to the future of computers and encryption,” said the spokesman. “And, considering the world’s reliance on computers, that makes it the key to the future — period.”
How does the Quantum Key technology operate? The answer is both simple and complex. Scientists at Los Alamos have, with prodding from the National Security Agency, outdone themselves.
Working under a cloak of secrecy not seen since the days of the Manhattan Project and the development the first atomic bomb — give or take a few PLA spies — researchers at Los Alamos have now successfully written data into individual photons.
Photons are miniscule packages of energy that combine to make up what is known as “light.” As quantum particles, they behave like other subatomic units — neutrons, protons and electrons.
The scientists then shot these photons more than half a mile across the New Mexican desert. On the receiving end of the discharge stand “photon collectors” which detected and absorbed only those photons containing the encoded data. The billions of other photons free of data, meaning normal, non-encoded photons — passed by the collectors at light-speed, unimpeded.
Each photon is encoded with binary data — either a “1” or a “0.” Some photons move clockwise while others move counterclockwise. So, the sequence of the digits and the direction in which they travel at the molecular level provide a sort of “cover” for the digitized information with which the photons are encoded.
The receiver will hold a key to solving the “problem” of binary code, say the Los Alamos scientists, and “subtract the binary digits in the photons, leaving only the digitized information” for the reader to read, analyze and utilize.”
The encoded messages can be encoded, collected, and either decoded or passed-on undecoded innumerable times. Both senders and receivers of information using Quantum photon technology will have a “key” provided for them by an orbiting satellite. Furthermore, several keys could be combined to make the message even more difficult to intercept — as if intercepting light particles with only one key wasn’t difficult enough for hackers, snoops and eavesdroppers.
The technology will be completely perfected within five years, says Kinchen. Already quantum particles have been projected and collected at a distance of 50 kilometers. Furthermore, the quantum messages can be sent from relatively simple communications equipment available commercially.
Key to the future?
For those whose job it is to keep secrets, the greatness inherent in the new technology is that the photons can’t be copied or made to maneuver off course from their intended target. The target, incidentally, will most likely involve the use of satellites orbiting the earth in outer space. The satellites would be used to extend the quantum network to every nook and cranny of the planet not currently linked by fiber optics.
“The nature of light, of the behavior of photons, means that eavesdropping and breaking codes sent in this manner will be impossible,” says Kinchen. “Eavesdropping will be easy to detect. The numerical sequence or binary code inside the photons will be altered, and both the sender and the intended receiver will know that their message has been attacked immediately.”
|In the future, the Quantum communications system is expected to make use of satellites which will greatly expand its global reach.|
Encryption experts say there are significant limitations and problems to overcome before this futuristic technology becomes practical. Lasers inherently are subject to line-of-sight requirements and are vulnerable to obstacles — like clouds, for instance — that satellites may encounter in trying to beam data to the intended recipient.
Currently, fiber optics have a limited distance over which they can transmit light — about 40 kilometers. That fact in itself severely limits the viability of the new technology.
Nevertheless, experts agree the Quantum key technology is very real — it works — and with time can be made to overcome its current formidable limitations.
“Banking information, military technology, communications with satellites — in other words, all of the things we hackers have been targeting in regard to communist China and its military-industrial complex will be out of our reach — if and when America hands over this technology to the PLA — or, as I said, if the PLA steals it.”
“The PLA has robbed America blind. Canada too. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were to get a hold of the Quantum Key,” added Maxi Coke.
“It should come as no surprise that the NSA, working on behalf of the military industrial communications complex, has not resigned itself to letting young people like ourselves attack them, their power base and means of control with simple home appliances like the computer,” says Mini Jet.
“The Echelon network has been exposed. It is currently being examined in the European Union’s parliament and there might be hearings on Echelon in the U.S. Congress. So the NSA, the large international banks and the corporations are already looking to move into the next level — a level at which they will be invisible, invulnerable and invincible to attacks from people like the Laurie Holden Hackers who oppose their agenda.”
As for the Laurie Holden Hackers, Kinchen said the group has two major goals.
“First, we want to bring knowledge of the Quantum Key Encryption System to light for the general public and to hackers specifically. Second, we want to warn America to protect this technology from communist Chinese spies. Most importantly, we need to find a way to combat it, so it is not used as a hammer against freedom by the PLA or perhaps even a world government which does not recognize the liberty, patriotism, morality and responsibility of the free peoples of the world.”