The New York Times
Where hackers were once satisfied with stealing sensitive data, they now seem as bent on sabotage. Government officials say a new wave of cyberattacks hitting U.S. energy companies is aimed at seizing control of processing plants.
For the first time in public, the U.S. is directly accusing the People’s Republic of China’s military of having a direct hand in intrusions aimed at government and defense contractor systems.
Verizon’s annual data breach investigation finds that Chinese hackers are going after small organizations in order to steal the trade secrets of their larger partners.
Striking back at cyber criminals – so called “Strikeback” – carries serious risks that far outweigh the short-lived satisfaction of revenge.
It’s time to put aside jingoistic discussions of cyberwar and approach China as a political and economic rival that can be swayed from bad behavior on the Internet.