Oh, hey, look what China did, again. Isn’t this supposed to be an act of war now?
The world’s most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, was revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks.
The spying was dubbed “Operation Shady RAT,” or “remote access tool” by McAfee — and it led to a massive loss of information that poses a huge economic threat, wrote vice president of threat research Dmitri Alperovitch.
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Analysts told The Washington Post that the finger of blame for the infiltration of the 72 networks — 49 of them in the U.S. — points firmly in the direction of China.
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Why did it take a private security company to uncover the largest case of cyberspying in world history and why aren’t we doing something about it?
/does China have to steal every last piece of sensitive and secret computer data we possess before we start taking this threat seriously?
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