Editorial – What exactly is happening?
“The computer networks of a broad array of U.S. government agencies, private companies, universities and other institutions — all holding large volumes of sensitive economic information — were targeted by cyber espionage,” said a report issued in October by the Office of the National Counterintellingence Executive. “Much of this activity appears to have originated in China.”
The Pentagon has set up a cyber command, but it has the authority to protect only military networks; the Department of Homeland Security jealously guards its prerogative to guard domestic civilian targets. Government agencies often don’t share sensitive intelligence with companies, while many companies are reluctant to report on penetrations of their networks; Google has been a rare exception. more> http://twurl.nl/zlzun7
- Updates from Congressman Mike Rogers
- China-Based Hacking of 760 Companies Shows Global Cyber War (businessweek.com)
- Pentagon: Cyber offense part of U.S. strategy (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- China’s Vast Network of Cyber Spies (businessweek.com)