Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEWS: FBI: China-backed hackers waging attacks against US businesses via OSINT-X Newswires

The document said the agency recently obtained information regarding "a group of Chinese government affiliated cyber actors who routinely steal high-value information from US commercial and government networks through cyber espionage."

FBI spokesman Josh Campbell confirmed via email that the FBI had released the document, which was obtained by Reuters and described specific mitigation steps that companies should take following attacks.

"The FBI has recently observed online intrusions that we attribute to Chinese government affiliated actors," he said. "Private sector security firms have also identified similar intrusions and have released defensive information related to those intrusions."

The Chinese embassy in Washington fired back by asking "the US side to stop this kind of unfounded accusation," echoing past responses to US allegations of government-backed cyber security breaches.


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