Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
'The New Normal': US Charges Chinese Military Officers With Cyber Espionage
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Kelly Jackson Higgins
100%
0%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/20/2014 | 8:30:09 AM
Re: 'Yes, but we do it for freedom...'
I have a hard time believing the NSA is a tyrannical agency. An agency that oversteps at times? Yes. Are there some bad individuals in the agency? Likely. But it should come as no surprise after the "We failed to connect the dots" for 9/11 conclusion would not ultimately swing the pendulum to the extreme in its mission to help prevent another terrorist attack.
macker490
50%
50%
macker490,
User Rank: Ninja
5/20/2014 | 7:52:33 AM
Re: 'Yes, but we do it for freedom...'
@kelly

= "NSA's purpose is national defense."

their purported purpose... is looking for "terrorists" .   do you believe that?   or are they really looking for *dissidents* -- just like every ordinary tyrant.
securityaffairs
50%
50%
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
5/20/2014 | 7:34:43 AM
Re: 'Yes, but we do it for freedom...'
As I declared this morning to the Reuters I'm not surprised at the latest turn of events, this is just the "tip of the iceberg".

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-cybercrime-usa-china-unit-idUSBREA4J08M20140520

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/25070/cyber-crime/pla-officials-accused-hacking.html

"I believe there's an ongoing battle in the cyberspace. These countries are investing large amounts in cyber units that are able to create specific malware and have the ability to get into foreign networks and computers to steal trade secrets and intellectual properties," he said.

As Charlie highlighted almost every US allies is sure that also NSA was spying on them also for marketing competition. 

Why spy on German Industries? Why spy on allies?

Anyway cyber espionage is common practice, I believe that first of all we must be concerned of militarization of Internet, other bad actors could benefit of this situation like cyber criminals and cyber terrorists.

Regards

Pierluigi

 

 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/20/2014 | 6:17:22 AM
Re: 'Yes, but we do it for freedom...'
The big difference here between NSA's spying and China's cyber espionage spying strategy is that China's is all about market competition, while NSA's purpose is national defense. While I agree the Snowden leaks show NSA overreach in some of its operations, the goals/mission are/were not the same as China's here. As George Kurtz said, the NSA isn't stealing aircraft plans from Airbus and giving them to Boeing. 
Charlie Babcock
100%
0%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Ninja
5/19/2014 | 10:15:35 PM
'Yes, but we do it for freedom...'
This case is not exactly going to be "the shot heard 'round the world," whatever the its merits. Most of our allies suspect we have conducted business spying on them. They won't believe for a second that we haven't already done to the Chinese what we accuse them of doing to us. The former director of the CIA explained, "Yes, but we did it for freedom...." In the court of public opinion, that's a conflicted argument.


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 5/28/2020
Stay-at-Home Orders Coincide With Massive DNS Surge
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  5/27/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
How Cybersecurity Incident Response Programs Work (and Why Some Don't)
This Tech Digest takes a look at the vital role cybersecurity incident response (IR) plays in managing cyber-risk within organizations. Download the Tech Digest today to find out how well-planned IR programs can detect intrusions, contain breaches, and help an organization restore normal operations.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-11844
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-29
There is an Incorrect Authorization vulnerability in Micro Focus Service Management Automation (SMA) product affecting version 2018.05 to 2020.02. The vulnerability could be exploited to provide unauthorized access to the Container Deployment Foundation.
CVE-2020-6937
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-29
A Denial of Service vulnerability in MuleSoft Mule CE/EE 3.8.x, 3.9.x, and 4.x released before April 7, 2020, could allow remote attackers to submit data which can lead to resource exhaustion.
CVE-2020-7648
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-29
All versions of snyk-broker before 4.72.2 are vulnerable to Arbitrary File Read. It allows arbitrary file reads for users who have access to Snyk's internal network by appending the URL with a fragment identifier and a whitelisted path e.g. `#package.json`
CVE-2020-7650
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-29
All versions of snyk-broker after 4.72.0 including and before 4.73.1 are vulnerable to Arbitrary File Read. It allows arbitrary file reads to users with access to Snyk's internal network of any files ending in the following extensions: yaml, yml or json.
CVE-2020-7654
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-29
All versions of snyk-broker before 4.73.1 are vulnerable to Information Exposure. It logs private keys if logging level is set to DEBUG.