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The Telecom Digest for February 21, 2013
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Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:56:42 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: "Operation Shady Rat" identifies widespread cyber-spying Message-ID: <20130220175641.GA19188@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Report on 'Operation Shady RAT' identifies widespread cyber-spying By Ellen Nakashima,August 02, 2011 A leading computer security firm has used logs produced by a single server to trace the hacking of more than 70 corporations and government organizations over many months, and experts familiar with the analysis say the snooping probably originated in China. Among the targets were the Hong Kong and New York offices of the Associated Press, where unsuspecting reporters working on China issues clicked on infected links in e-mail, the experts said. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-08-02/national/35269748_1_intrusions-mcafee-china-issues -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address for direct replies)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:06:09 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Inside 'Unit 61398' Message-ID: <20130220180608.GA20256@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Inside 'Unit 61398': Portrait Of Accused Chinese Cyberspying Group Emerges BEIJING (AP) . Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army has been recruiting computer experts for at least a decade. It has made no secret of details of community life such as badminton matches and kindergarten, but its apparent purpose became clear only when a U.S. Internet security firm accused it of conducting a massive hacking campaign against North American targets. Hackers with the Chinese unit have been active for years, using online handles such as "UglyGorilla," Virginia-based firm Mandiant said in a report released Tuesday as the U.S. prepared to crack down on countries responsible for cyber espionage. The Mandiant report plus details collected by The Associated Press depict a highly specialized community of Internet warriors working from a blocky white building in Shanghai. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/inside-unit-61398_n_2722356.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email for diret replies)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:52:57 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Computer security firm blames cyber spying on Chinese military Message-ID: <20130220175257.GA18609@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Computer security firm blames cyber spying on Chinese military Mandiant says a clandestine Chinese military unit has conducted sophisticated cyber espionage operations against dozens of American and Canadian companies. By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times February 19, 2013, 4:38 p.m. WASHINGTON . A clandestine Chinese military unit has conducted sophisticated cyber espionage operations against dozens of American and Canadian companies, according to a private report that provides unusual new details about China's involvement in cyber theft of economic and trade secrets. The report by computer security firm Mandiant Corp. in Alexandria, Va., breaks new ground by attributing attacks against 141 companies to a specific 12-story office building in the financial center of Shanghai. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-cyber-20130220,0,7881440.story -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address for direct replies)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:49:47 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: China won't stop cyber-spying Message-ID: <20130220174947.GA17969@telecom.csail.mit.edu> By GREG AUSTIN LONDON - President Obama registered his serious concern in the State of the Union address over cyberespionage by what he called "our enemies". His remarks on Feb. 12 came two days after leaks from a U.S. intelligence estimate named China - again - as the most serious menace in the cyberdomain. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/opinion/global/china-wont-cut-its-cyberspying.html?_r=0 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address for direct replies)
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