DHS briefs industry on shift in Chinese hacking that ‘increases the risk for all of us’

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U.S. officials on Wednesday continued to warn industry about the threat posed by Chinese government-backed hackers by detailing how those teams have evolved and urging companies to better secure IT services that can be an avenue for stealing proprietary data.

“Their strategies have shifted from labor-intensive, one-off compromises of individual targets to the use of the force-multiplier effects that enable them to compromise multiple targets through a single attack,” Rex Booth, a Department of Homeland Security cyber official, said during a webinar presentation to the private sector. “That shift in strategies increases the risk for all of us.”

The public webinar focused

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