The Rise of Foreign Cyber Security Threats

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The U.S. government, telecommunications providers, and operating system (OS) developers may need to address cybersecurity and privacy threats from adversarial countries such as China and Russia. These threats are commonly centered on intellectual property (IP), telecommunications, smartphones, tablet PCs, connected products, Internet of Things (IoT)/industrial IoT (IIoT) devices, and PCs that use the Android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows OS. … Read More

NTD: Chinese Regime-Linked Hackers “APT 20” Resume Global Attack

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A hacking group linked with the Chinese Regime has resumed their global attacks, stealing data from companies and government agencies, according to Dutch cyber-security firm Fox-IT. The researchers believe the hacking is being performed by a group called APT20, also known as Violin Panda, a group that is “likely working to support the interests of the Chinese government and are tasked with … Read More

FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

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WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday during Senate testimony. The admission by John Brown, assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division at the FBI, backed up a Senate subcommittee report that found federal … Read More

Americans, Lawmakers Are ‘Waking Up’ to China Threat

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote letters on Oct. 9 and Oct. 18 to heads of Apple, NBA, and Activision Blizzard criticizing these companies for bowing to political pressure from the Chinese regime (CCP). The initiative united Republican and Democratic legislators. Among those who spoke out is Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), … Read More