A report coming from Reuters suggesting that researchers at Universities in China are working together with the military linked to hacking on a security-related papers.
The papers were co-authored by some PLA Unit 61398 or People’s Liberation Army of China linked to cyberattacks against companies in the West. The papers that were from Shanghai Jiaotong University included details of network securities and intrusion detection.
Majority of the universities avoid working and collaborating with government unit agencies when it comes to official papers. There are no solid evidences that the staff in the university have . . . → Read More: Universities in China Collaborated with Military Hacking Group?
Google together with its Onix Networking as its partner was awarded with the $35 million contract to handle the new cloud-based email and collaboration system of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
In 2010, Microsoft was awarded with $59.3 million contract to handle the Department of the Interior’s email and collaboration system. With this award, Onix Networking – based in Ohio – and Google filed a lawsuit before long to prevent the contract. According to Google, the U.S. Department of the Interior was unfair in giving the favor to Microsoft as it never gave them a fair chance. . . . → Read More: Google Awarded with $35 Million Government Contract
A MacAfee researcher who uncovered the effort said that a well known cyber-espionage campaign stole government secrets, sensitive corporate papers, and other intellectual property for five years from over 70 public and private organizations in 14 countries. The movement, called “Operation Shady RAT” (RAT symbolizes for “remote access tool”) was discovered by Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research at the cyber-security firm McAfee.
According to McAfee, while most of the targets have removed the malware, the operation goes on. It gained access to a crucial command-and-control server utilized by the attackers and has been monitoring . . . → Read More: Well-Known Cyber-Espionage Gets Discovered