February 2013

28 February, 2013

Chinese Military Suspected of Hacking US Trade Secrets – The International


The International
Chinese Military Suspected of Hacking US Trade Secrets
The International
While the study could not place the hackers inside the building housing the military unit, in a New York Times interview, Kevin Mandia, founder and chief executive of Mandiant, stated: “Either they are coming from inside Unit 61398 or the people who

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Police remove school server in hacking inquiry – South China Morning Post

Police remove school server in hacking inquiry
South China Morning Post
A University of Science and Technology computer server, identified as a source of cyberattacks against the US, has been removed by police for investigation, the college president says. The server, in a computer at the university's business school in

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RSA 2013: Meet Hacking Team – The Under-Fire Surveillance Software Seller – TechWeekEurope UK


TechWeekEurope UK
RSA 2013: Meet Hacking Team – The Under-Fire Surveillance Software Seller
TechWeekEurope UK
Given how much flack Hacking Team has taken from the civil rights community, it was pretty brave of the firm to come to RSA 2013 to fend off accusations its surveillance software was sold to repressive regimes, who allegedly have a history of torturing

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TV tonight: Hacking the Planet premieres on The Weather Channel – Washington Times


Washington Times
TV tonight: Hacking the Planet premieres on The Weather Channel
Washington Times
WASHINGTON, February 28, 2013 —Yet again, most of the networks will show reruns tonight. However, some unlikely places provide entertainment. Tonight, that unlikely place is The Weather Channel. Their newest series Hacking the Planet, explores the

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High Tide: From New Charges to Claims of US Hacking – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)
High Tide: From New Charges to Claims of US Hacking
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Security researchers said hackers targeted dozens of computer systems at government agencies across Europe and NATO through a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc.'s software. Adobe said a patch issued last week should protect those who downloaded it.

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China Hacking Report Raises Data Security Alarm at Firms – Corporate Counsel


Corporate Counsel
China Hacking Report Raises Data Security Alarm at Firms
Corporate Counsel
The report linked hacking of 141 entities, mainly in the United States, to a Chinese military unit based in a suburban Shanghai neighborhood. Four of those entities were law firms. Mandiant general counsel Shane McGee declined to name them, but says

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Which Four Countries Most Actively Hack the US? – MIT Technology Review


MIT Technology Review
Which Four Countries Most Actively Hack the US?
MIT Technology Review
Which Four Countries Most Actively Hack the U.S.? View. 0 comments. Tom Simonite. February 28, 2013. Which Four Countries Most Actively Hack the U.S.? An expert says U.S. intelligence believe four countries actively attack U.S. computers. But aside

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His firm accused China of hacking the US; now he awaits the consequences – NBCNews.com (blog)

His firm accused China of hacking the US; now he awaits the consequences
NBCNews.com (blog)
Accusations of nation-state-sponsored hacking are nothing new, but Mandiant provided the most specific and detailed account of computer espionage that the security world has seen to this point. In it, the firm chronicled 141 attacks and even produced a

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China Accuses US Of Hacking Military Sites – NPR (blog)


Washington Times
China Accuses US Of Hacking Military Sites
NPR (blog)
China's answer to accusations of cyber espionage against the U.S.? The Americans are doing it to us, too. Barely a week after a report from security firm Mandiant that an arm of the People's Liberation Army was behind the theft of "hundreds of
China Blames US For Thousands Of Hacking AttacksHuffington Post
China Accuses US of Hacking Government SitesPC Magazine
China defense ministry accuses US of hacking thousands of websitesWashington Times
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Is the United States Hacking China Back? – National Journal


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Is the United States Hacking China Back?
National Journal
Americans have been bombarded for weeks by reports the United States is engaged in a shadowy cyber war against Chinese hackers. This has included warnings that Chinese digital spies have thoroughly infiltrated U.S. networks and that a national
Washington Treads Warily on China and CyberattacksSci-Tech Today

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China claims its defense sites face constant US hacking attacks – Engadget

China claims its defense sites face constant US hacking attacks
Engadget
China is routinely accused of launching concerted hacking campaigns against the US, many of them reportedly tied directly to the army's Unit 61398 in Shanghai. If you believe the Ministry of Defense's spokesman Geng Yansheng, however, just the opposite

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China defense ministry accuses US of hacking thousands of websites – Washington Times


Washington Times
China defense ministry accuses US of hacking thousands of websites
Washington Times
“The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years,” said ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng, according to

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China Accuses US of Hacking Government Sites – PC Magazine

China Accuses US of Hacking Government Sites
PC Magazine
China is hitting back at the U.S. over accusations of hacking, arguing that American officials have orchestrated their own attacks on China. A recent report from Mandiant, which accused the Chinese military of carrying out cyber attacks on U.S. and

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China Gets Specific on Hacker Attacks – Wall Street Journal

China Gets Specific on Hacker Attacks
Wall Street Journal
U.S. military and homeland-security officials have long blamed the Chinese military for the most serious attacks on U.S. computer networks, but in 2011, U.S. officials began fingering China publicly when a U.S. intelligence report said Chinese hackers

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China Says US Is on Offense in Hacking Attacks on Defense Ministry – The Atlantic Wire


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China Says US Is on Offense in Hacking Attacks on Defense Ministry
The Atlantic Wire
Ten days to the day that cyber security firm Mandiant released a blistering report on China's state-sponsored sustained hacking of the United States's vital infrastructure and top companies, the Chinese Ministry of Defense has its own report about the

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China Accuses US Of Hacking Its Defense Websites – Fast Company


Fast Company
China Accuses US Of Hacking Its Defense Websites
Fast Company
"According to the IP addresses, the Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites were, in 2012, hacked on average from overseas 144,000 times a month, of which attacks from the U.S. accounted for 62.9 per cent," said a spokesman for the Defense

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China says US-based hackers target its websites – Huffington Post

China says US-based hackers target its websites
Huffington Post
Geng attacked the Mandiant report, which blamed hacking on the People's Liberation Army's Shanghai-based Unit 61398, as "unprofessional and not in accordance with the facts." He also criticized the U.S. military's cyber command for impeding

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China fires back at hacking claims: ’144000 hacks a month, mostly from US’ – RT


RT
China fires back at hacking claims: '144000 hacks a month, mostly from US'
RT
"The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years," ministry spokesperson Geng Yansheng said Thursday.

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China Blames US For Thousands Of Hacking Attacks – Huffington Post


RT
China Blames US For Thousands Of Hacking Attacks
Huffington Post
BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Two major Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the United States, the ministry said on Thursday.
China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US originThe Guardian
China fires back at hacking claims: '144000 hacks a month, mostly from US'RT
China says US-based hackers attack its military websitesGlobalPost
Las Vegas Sun -RTHK -BBC News
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China says US-based hackers are targeting its government websites – Fox News

China says US-based hackers are targeting its government websites
Fox News
BEIJING – China's military said Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144,000 times per month last year, with almost two-thirds of the attacks originating in the United States. The claim from Defense

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Commentary: The Bush email hacking episode’s hidden dangers – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Commentary: The Bush email hacking episode's hidden dangers
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Media throughout the country carried news recently that a half-dozen email accounts belonging to ex-President George W. Bush and several of his friends and relatives had been hacked. The words and images that were pilfered weren't all that interesting,

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China says US routinely hacks Defense Ministry websites – Yahoo! News (blog)


Yahoo! News (blog)
China says US routinely hacks Defense Ministry websites
Yahoo! News (blog)
BEIJING (Reuters) – Two major Chinese military websites, including that of the Defense Ministry, were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the United States, the ministry said on Thursday.
China says military websites hackedRTHK

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Commentary: The Bush email hacking episode’s hidden dangers – Lexington Herald Leader

Commentary: The Bush email hacking episode's hidden dangers
Lexington Herald Leader
Media throughout the country carried news recently that a half-dozen email accounts belonging to ex-President George W. Bush and several of his friends and relatives had been hacked. The words and images that were pilfered weren't all that interesting,

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Dale Dougherty: Hacking the Physical World: If you can “mod software,” you can … – Austin Chronicle


Austin Chronicle
Dale Dougherty: Hacking the Physical World: If you can "mod software," you can
Austin Chronicle
Dale Dougherty: An essential idea for me was that we would hack the physical world the same way we would hack a software environment. Software gives us a way to change things easily, to create variations. We've got generations growing up with that

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Son Charged with Murdering Mom and Hacking Up Her Body, Police Say – DNAinfo

Son Charged with Murdering Mom and Hacking Up Her Body, Police Say
DNAinfo
McLean and his friend William Harris, 26, are also accused of hacking up Byrd's body and scattering the bagged pieces on the blocks surrounding Byrd's home. Police identified Byrd after McLean reported her missing Tuesday morning and gave cops a

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