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FBI Points Fingers at China, Warns U.S. Enterprises of Cyber-Attacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation blames China for hackings targeting U.S. companies, and warns enterprises to stay on guard to prevent future breaches, according to Reuters. The agency said it recently got information regarding a group of Chinese cyber-actors affiliated to the Beijing government, who are regularly stealing “high-value information from U.S. commercial and government networks through cyber...

NSA Agents Physically Infiltrated Communication Companies from China, Germany and South Korea

The latest Snowden leaked documents revealed that the NSA has physically infiltrated and compromised devices and networks from communication companies within China, Germany and South Korea during their "physical subversion" programs. The Intercept reported that the National Security Agency used "under cover" agents to access important systems and data from the communication industry. "The documents describe...

GreatFire Alleges Chinese Government Intercepted Traffic to Yahoo amid Hong Kong Protests

GreatFire, the online censorship monitor, accused the Chinese Government of intercepting traffic to Yahoo using fake and self-signed X.509 certificates, according to a Twitter announcement. The alleged man-in-the-middle attack was also analyzed by Netresec, a Swedish-based network forensics company that confirmed the existence of fake X.509 certificates  in the other two cases. "The purpose of GFW (a.k.a. `...

GreatFire accuses China of Intercepting CERNET Traffic to Google, Man-In-The-Middle Attack via Fake X.509 Certificates

Online censorship monitor GreatFire accused the Chinese government of carrying out a MitM (Man-In-the-Middle) attack by intercepting encrypted SSL traffic between the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) and Google, according to a blog post. Google and many of its services are blocked in China due to internet censorship and the only access is through CERNET. “Instead of just outright blocking Googl...

China Plans to Boost Internet Security after Huawei Spying Report

China plans to beef up internet security after allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on one of the country’s major telecommunications companies, according to Reuters. The Defense Ministry accused the US of “hypocrisy and despotic rule,” following news that the NSA infiltrated Huawei Technologies’ servers. "For a while now, some Americans have jabbered on and on, condemning Chinese hacking a...

NSA Spied on Chinese Telecom Manufacturer; Chinese Government Also Targeted

The US National Security Agency reportedly spied on the major Chinese networking company Huawei during an intelligence campaign against China, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel. Chinese politicians such as former president Hu Jintao, the Trade Ministry, as well as banks and telecommunications companies were also targeted. Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the 2009...

Chinese Digital Spies Snoop on Apple’s Latest iPhone Designs, Obama Claims

Surprising details emerged after last week’s meeting between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on the topic of cyber-warfare. Even though most of the meeting topics were kept under wraps, much of the discussions focused on North Korea and cyber-security. According to a news report by AFP, President Obama incidentally mentioned that every country is gathering intelligence abo...

US to Propose Bill against Foreign Hackers

The US House Intelligence Committee will propose a bill against foreign hackers, especially those from Russia and China, according to CNET. The new law aims to protect both government and private institutions from cyber-attacks. The legislation will also reinforce “real consequences and punishments,” according to US lawmakers. “Cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia have been aggressively ta...

China Chief Source of Cyber-Espionage-Type Attacks, Study Says

With about 40 percent of the world’s computer attack traffic in 2012, China provided most IP addresses linked to data breaches, according to a Verizon report. More than 95 percent were used in cyber espionage against private and state department sectors. China was the country of origin for most computer breaches, according to Verizon study Data Breach Investigation Report. This doesn’t necessarily prove tha...

US Security Advisor Warns China to End Cyber Attacks

Warning China to put an end to cyber-attacks, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said the US will take any measures necessary to protect itself from intrusions. Large companies and businesses have expressed concerns over recent cyber-attacks as proprietary technologies and classified information may have been leaked "through cyber intrusions emanating from China.” "The international community cannot affo...

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