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US-Israeli cyber firm: China is prime suspect in global espionage campaign (maybe)

US-Israeli cyber firm: China is prime suspect in global espionage campaign (maybe)

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All eyes are on Beijing after a Tuesday release from a US-Israeli cybersecurity company said that state-sponsored spying and other cyber crimes were committed by state-supported hackers in China with the hopes of obtaining data pertinent to a number of high profile persons worldwide. Following a nearly year-long cyber investigation, US-Israeli cyber firm Cybereason announced on June 25 that a number of “state-sponsored adversaries” had been utilizing private infrastructure companies around the world to carry out “state-sponsored espionage and cyber war.” The investigation found that hackers were able to infiltrate cellular providers’ IT networks and lift a number of records, including usernames, passwords, billing information and call records. According to the Times of Israel, targeted persons included individuals in government positions, law enforcement and politics. This isn’t one breach, but a series of sophisticated and targeted breaches. What is really troubling is this is an…
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