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Chinese MalWare Attacks Tracked to Individual March 30, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy.
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According to a report on Foxnews today, TrendMicro has traced a MalWare attack aimed at Tibetan activists in Japan and India to a Chinese graduate of Sichuan University. The LuckyCat campaign has been active for about a year and compromised over 230 computers in 90 separate attacks.  You can read the TrendMicro report here.    According to TrendMicro: “The Luckycat campaigns targets include the aerospace, military, energy, shipping and engineering industries, as well as Tibetan activists and organizations. Given its technical similarities, Luckycat is believe to be a continuation of ShadowNet, also known as GhostNet, a Chinese cybercrime campaign that has been targeting Tibetan activists as well as the Indian government since 2009, Trend Micro said.”

Traveling Naked (digitally) to avoid Cyberespionage February 25, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in InfoSec & Privacy, Risk & Risk Management.
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There is a very good article written by Nichole Perlroth of the New York Times that discusses the dangers of cyberespionage.  I have written this subject in this blog, as well.  It is always interesting when you talk with people about cyberespionage and get the “brush off” or some comment about “james bond” and fantasy.  Unfortunately, cyberespionage is very real, and very dangerous for companies.  Intellectual property and trade secrets are in high demand for certain governments and competitors.  As stated by top counterintelligence official, Joel F. Brenner: “If a company has significant intellectual property that the Chinese and Russians are interested in, and you go over there with mobile devices, your devices will get penetrated,(more…)

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