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‘Aurora’ Cyber Attackers Were Really Running Counter-Intelligence

Dave Aucsmith, Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, who spoke last week at a government IT conference Microsoft, outlined a starkly different version of the attacks than the assessment that Google offered in the bombshell revelation it made in January 2010. Google had said that the attackers were trying to infiltrate the Gmail accounts of Chinese […]

Aussie companies lag on security as cyberthreat intensifies overseas

Ever vigilant on citizen privacy, EU regulators were promising action on Google’s privacy policy changes while the EU Parliament made more than 900 amendments to proposed new data-privacy laws. Also on the international front, security firm Mandiant was alleging that it had information about the Chinese-backed ‘PLA 61398’ cyber-army hacking into US firms. In an […]