Cyber Espionage

China has been violating an agreement with the United States aimed at stopping cyberespionage through the hacking of government and corporate data, a senior US intelligence official said on Thursday. When asked if China was violating the 2015 agreement between then President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, National Security Agency official Rob Joyce […]

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Under departing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice took a harder line against cyberespionage, particularly by China, than it ever had before. But experts say the offensive against China’s theft of billions of dollars in intellectual property is likely to continue under the new acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker. The big picture: Press […]

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 8, 2018–Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, has discovered a previously unknown attack group with the help of Symantec’s artificial intelligence-based Targeted Attack Analytics (TAA) technology. Dubbed Gallmaker, Symantec researchers discovered the group targets government and military organizations, including several overseas embassies of an Eastern European country […]

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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, so it shouldn’t be surprising that, every once in a while, the Trump administration actually gets something right. This is exactly what happened when the US Justice Department announced that it was bringing charges against two semiconductor companies, one Taiwanese and one Chinese, for conspiring to […]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released two indictments this week targeting Chinese individuals and companies allegedly involved in economic espionage, marking the latest in a string of cases involving both Chinese nationals and foreigners recruited by Chinese intelligence officials, and an increasing focus on Beijing’s alleged IP theft amidst the ongoing trade war. The […]

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Between 2010 and 2015, Chinese operatives together with hackers and company insiders working at a facility in Jiangsu, China, allegedly engaged in a major industrial cyberespionage operation targeting a US – French manufacturing company developing a turbofan engine for commercial planes, the US Department of Justice announced this week. “For the third time since only […]

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The Justice Department is ramping up its fight against Chinese economic and industrial espionage. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new initiative Thursday to combat Chinese economic espionage, as a federal grand jury indicted a Chinese state-owned company and a Taiwanese tech firm on charges of stealing trade secrets from U.S. semiconductor manufacturer Micron […]

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Written by Sean Lyngaas Nov 1, 2018 | CYBERSCOOP In unsealing charges Tuesday against 10 Chinese nationals, the Department of Justice showed its focus is on China’s civilian intelligence agency, which analysts say has become Beijing’s preferred arm for conducting economic espionage. The agency, the Ministry of State Security, is more professional and technical in […]

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Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a wave of cyber-espionage targeted attacks aimed at Central Asian diplomatic organisations. The Trojan called Octopus, disguised as a version of a popular and legitimate online messenger, was attracting users amid the news of a possible ban on Telegram messenger in the region. Once installed, Octopus provided attackers with remote […]

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The Justice Department on Tuesday (30 October) charged a group of 10 Chinese spies and hackers for conspiring to steal sensitive commercial airline information and other secrets from US and European companies, South China Morning Post has reported. This is the third such indictment in less than two months as US government has launched an […]

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