Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

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WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to two people briefed on the investigation. The hackers, they said, are suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry … Read More

Frontline Series: The Facebook Dilemma

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Since Facebook’s inception and meteoric rise as a social community and sharing platform, the promise was to connect and unite us as a global community. But has the Social Media giant done more divide us? Frontline presents a 2-part investigative report to tell us what they found: “The promise of Facebook was to create a more open and connected world. But … Read More

Virginia’s Warner speaks on cyberwarfare

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke Friday at the Center of New American Security about cyberwarfare and the direction America should take in fighting cyber threats and hacking, some of a few ever-growing concerns to national security. The discussion is coined “A New Doctrine for Cyberwarfare & Information Operations.” Warner is the Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence. … Read More

The White House: Update Concerning China”s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation

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On August 14, 2017, the President instructed the U.S. Trade Representative to determine under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 19741 whether to investigate China’s laws, policies, practices, or actions that may be unreasonable or discriminatory and that may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development.2 On August 18, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade … Read More

China’s 5 Steps for Recruiting Spies

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Originally published at Wired. Beware of Chinese spies offering laptops, women, or educational stipends—and especially watch out for odd LinkedIn requests. On Tuesday, the Justice Department unsealed new chargesagainst 10 Chinese intelligence officers and hackers who it says perpetrated a years-long scheme to steal trade secrets from aerospace companies. The case continues an impressive tempo from the Justice Department, as it … Read More