Chinese information warfare: ‘The Panda That Eats, Shoots, and Leaves’

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The following is an excerpt from “iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age.” No other nation today poses a greater danger to American national security than China, a state engaged in an unprecedented campaign of information warfare using both massive cyberattacks and influence operations aimed at diminishing what Beijing regards as its most important strategic enemy. Yet American leaders remain lost in … Read More

Apple’s Chinese competitors figured out how to make better Apple products than Apple

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Apple’s (AAPL) dramatic decision to cut its Q1 2019 revenue guidance from $89 billion to $93 billion down to $84 billion on weaker-than-expected iPhone sales in China has rocked the company’s stock. Apple was down as much as 9.5% on Thursday. In a letter to shareholders, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Lower than anticipated iPhone revenue, primarily in Greater China, accounts for all of … Read More

FBI’s Christopher Wray: Chinese State-Backed Cyber Hacking Group Targets IP, Confidential Business Info

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FBI Director Christopher Wray has said a group of Chinese state-sponsored threat actors compromised the computers of U.S. government agencies, firms and other organizations worldwide to steal large volumes of confidential business data and intellectual property. Wray made the remarks during a recent press conference announcing the indictment of two members of the APT 10 cyber hacking group – Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong – linked … Read More

Former Phillips 66 employee charged with trade secret theft

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Research engineer reportedly caught by energy firm following a review of his computer activity Phillips 66 spokesman Dennis Nuff confirmed Monday that the company is cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an case involving a former Bartlesville employee. A Chinese national, Hongjin Tan, who is a legal permanent resident of the United States, was charged last week in … Read More