What we’re reading about the Chinese hacking charges
While the full implications from yesterday’s DoJ indictment of five Chinese hackers on charges of cyber crime are yet to be fully seen, these charges have already succeeded in elevating cyber crime from a niche discussion to an important debate in society at-large.
Furthermore, just as last year’s APT1 report did, the court documents provide a detailed glimpse at the tactics China is using to steal trade secrets from the world’s largest corporations (not surprisingly, phishing continues to be the favored attack method).
There has been a lot of media attention on this story, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most interesting content we’ve seen so far:
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Cybercrime case names U.S. Steel, Westinghouse, Alcoa as victims
The Wall Street Journal: Alleged Chinese Hacking: Alcoa Breach Relied on Simple Phishing Scam
The Los Angeles Times: Chinese suspects accused of using ‘spearphishing’ to access U.S. firms
Pittsburgh Business Times: Hackers posed as Surma on email to access U.S. Steel’s computers
Ars Technica: How China’s army hacked America
The New York Times: For U.S. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal
The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Tech Firms Could Feel Backlash in China After Hacking Indictments
The Washington Post: China denies U.S. cyberspying charges, claims it is the real ‘victim’