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Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov’t contractors’ systems in one year

Over the course of almost a year, Chinese hackers were able to target, attack and successfully penetrate government contractors’ systems to steal sensitive information and, in one case, access systems onboard an American commercial ship. The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee spearheaded the release of the “Inquiry into Cyber Intrusions Affecting U.S. Transportation Command Contractors” […]

Secret US cyber actions exposed by Snowden leaks demand much larger debate

In April 2009, Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, took the stage at the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco for a keynote address. He told the crowd of thousands: “The NSA does not want to run cyber security for the government.” Instead, he said, the job of protecting U.S. infrastructure is […]

Watering hole attack targets Chinese dissidents

A fresh “watering hole” campaign that targets Chinese government dissidents is under-way, according to security firm FireEye. In a watering hole attack scenario, a trendy scheme used to conduct cyber espionage, a website frequented by a targeted victim list is seeded with malware so that when they visit the site, they are hit with the […]