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Re: Enter the cyber dragon....
« Reply #167 on: September 18, 2018, 04:18:43 pm »


Basically they want to replicate the joys of that Black Mirror episode "Nosedive". 
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Re: Enter the cyber dragon....
« Reply #172 on: October 09, 2018, 05:48:27 am »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-warns-hacking-spree-group-linked-china-003355487.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/04/chinese-spy-chips-are-said-to-be-found-in-hardware-used-by-apple-amazon-apple-denies-the-bloomberg-businessweek-report.html

Worth mentioning that Apple continues to vehemently deny this story.  Obviously, you'd expect they wouldn't want to confirm it if true, but as a publicly traded company they face penalties if they lie about financially significant facts. which this obviously is.  So the very strong denials seem to be an accurate reflection of what Apple leadership knows or believes.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/apple-attacks-bloomberg-spy-chip-story-in-letter-to-congress/

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"Our internal investigations directly contradict every consequential assertion made in the article," Apple claims. "Apple has never found malicious chips, 'hardware manipulations,' or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server."

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Re: Enter the cyber dragon....
« Reply #173 on: October 09, 2018, 10:35:25 am »
It looks like they were hoping that the scandal would be brushed under the carpet come the expected Democrat 'Blue wave' in November (though that is now looking dodgy). A major problem for them apart from the obvious fallout of such a disastrous security compromise is that a case could be made that Amazon/AWS, Apple, and Google (among others) have already lied under oath repeatedly about the security breaches in question, and not just to Congress. And that's not taking into account other potential criminal and civil liabilities. Therefore when the story first broke it might have seemed to be a good idea at the time to try and tough it out, admitting nothing until the problem could be made to 'go away'.

Their situation has certainly not been made any easier by a rather half-hearted (and IMHO highly hypocritical) denial by Homeland Security on Sunday which in effect put any and all blame on the companies involved. (That earlier denial by GCHQ by the way appears to have been an ill-advised pre-emptive panic response to try and protect that proposed £25 Billion Cyberwarfare initiative.) And the wheels seem to be still coming off:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/new-evidence-of-hacked-supermicro-hardware-found-in-u-s-telecom
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Re: Enter the cyber dragon....
« Reply #175 on: October 10, 2018, 02:28:27 am »
The story as presented makes very little sense technically. I'm not sure this is real.
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Re: Enter the cyber dragon....
« Reply #176 on: October 11, 2018, 06:47:37 am »
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/chinese-intelligence-officer-charged-economic-espionage-involving-theft-trade-secrets-leading

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Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies

A Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative, Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.  Xu was extradited to the United States yesterday.

The charges were announced today by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin C. Glassman, Assistant Director Bill Priestap of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, and Special Agent in Charge Angela L. Byers of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division.

“This indictment alleges that a Chinese intelligence officer sought to steal trade secrets and other sensitive information from an American company that leads the way in aerospace,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.  “This case is not an isolated incident.  It is part of an overall economic policy of developing China at American expense.  We cannot tolerate a nation’s stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower.  We will not tolerate a nation that reaps what it does not sow.”

“Innovation in aviation has been a hallmark of life and industry in the United States since the Wright brothers first designed gliders in Dayton more than a century ago,” said U.S. Attorney Glassman.  “U.S. aerospace companies invest decades of time and billions of dollars in research.  This is the American way.  In contrast, according to the indictment, a Chinese intelligence officer tried to acquire that same, hard-earned innovation through theft.  This case shows that federal law enforcement authorities can not only detect and disrupt such espionage, but can also catch its perpetrators.  The defendant will now face trial in federal court in Cincinnati.”
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