ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday.
“We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.
The Chinese Internet giant seeking a U.S. initial stock offering as early as next month has troubling links to investors affiliated with the Chinese and Russian governments, according to reports.
Chinese cyberspies hacked Middle East experts at U.S. think tanks in recent weeks, the Washington Post reports.
The Chinese military revealed this week that it has set up a high-level cyberspace intelligence center amid growing concerns around the world over Beijing’s aggressive cyber espionage.
Disclosure of the new military cyber spying center followed unprecedented U.S. charges in May against five Chinese military hackers who prosecutors say engaged in widespread theft of American corporate and trade secrets through cyber espionage.
Current House intelligence and defense legislation now before Congress is seeking to block U.S. intelligence officials from working for Chinese-linked companies, and also is aimed at preventing a major Chinese telecommunications firm from conducting cyber attacks against defense and intelligence networks.
(Reuters) – In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.
FBI Director James Comey said stoners should still apply to work for his agency, noting that the best and brightest to fight cyber crime usually “smoke weed on the way to the interview.”
The Obama administration’s indictment of five Chinese military hackers for cyber attacks against U.S. companies and a labor union has revealed new details of China’s large-scale cyber warfare and cyber espionage operations.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel went to China last month as part of his global climate change panic tour.
This was several weeks before news broke that the United States indicted five Chinese military officers on cyber-spying charges. According to the New York Times, the issue of cybersecurity came up in Hagel’s meeting with Chinese officials. How did it go?