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State-Owned Chinese Firms Hired Military Hackers for IT Services
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User Rank: Strategist
5/30/2014 | 5:38:01 PM
Another cyber breach
Security officials just released another spear phishing report done by actors on 

social networking sites that compromised personal information of government,

academic, businesses and families,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/23/2014 | 4:38:22 PM
The war within
Interesting article, this is a cyber war and I wish the mainstream media would hone in on this point. Best pratices in this field are often hard to identify, I would encourage you to read how companies like OPSWAT are introducing multi-scanning technologies to the frontlines
User Rank: Ninja
5/22/2014 | 4:59:17 PM
Re: the jury is still out -- literally
Marilyn, you are right, this is the tip of the iceberg. The majority of victims of cyber espionage ignores that its data are stolen by foreign state-sponsored hackers. Cyber espionage is a common practice, practically every government adopts it to steal sensitive information and intellectual property.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
5/22/2014 | 3:49:50 PM
the jury is still out -- literally
This, is the tip of the iceberg. This is only the indictment. I can't wait to findout what we will learn when (or if) this case goes to trial. 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/22/2014 | 2:53:26 PM
Re: Great Factual read by Ms. Higgins--thank you
Thanks, @mmcgann334. Much of the problem is the human factor. Most attacks by Chinese cyberespionage actors come via convincing spearphishing emails. A user in one of the orgs opens a link or an attachment, and so it begins. That doesn't mean that companies can't do a better job of locking down their sensitive data and catching the bad guys before they exfiltrate the information, however. Somehow, that didn't happen with these steel companies. 
User Rank: Strategist
5/22/2014 | 2:35:57 PM
Great Factual read by Ms. Higgins--thank you
It is frightening to think that American companies like Westinghouse are an open book to  the the Chinese and how easy it is to obtain information.  What is going on with the security infrastructure in the U.S? Why is it so easy to break security codes?
Randy Naramore
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
5/22/2014 | 9:12:14 AM
Re: Time to Take Security More Seriously
Agreed, the ones you need to worry about are the ones you never see. The people at defcon are there for a reason, to gain notarity.
User Rank: Ninja
5/21/2014 | 6:05:22 PM
Time to Take Security More Seriously
This highlights the need for American companies to take storage and security of their data seriously.  If your trade secrets are located on systems that are 'net-connected, you're 50% on your way to having the data stolen.  I'm often surprised how many managers (some of them IT) feel it is archaic to have an offline policy for critical data stores, using encrypted storage to transfer/share files and buying non-electronic safes for storing those drives in.  I hope our American government cyber-elite aren't too distracted by these "loud" foreign teams, though.  The most efficient cyber-criminals are often the ones who never appeared at Defcon, published an exploit or sat in a chat room; guys with offline data stores, encrypted storage and old school safes, no doubt.

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