Britain’s, The Telegraph, reports that American computer analysts have traced more than 100 attacks on the government departments, companies and journalists to the site of the 12-story building about 40 minutes outside Shanghai’s city center.
A 60-page report by Mandiant, a computer security company said the headquarters of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 61398 was located in the compound. The Daily Telegraph confirmed that a woman who questioned a reporter’s purpose in visiting the area was a member of Unit 61398.
Men in PLA uniforms guard the entrance of the compound. Large propaganda posters are pinned to walls around the base. Next door, a residential compound for military families greets visitors with a plaque reading: “Be faithful and loyal to the Party. Love the people. Dedicate yourself to the cause.” There is no sign identifying the base by name but clear orders have been placed outside in Chinese and English: “Restricted military area. No photographing or filming.”