state-sponsored attackers

State-sponsored hackers breached UK government network, claims minister

Those pesky state-sponsored hackers under the control of foreign governments have been up to their old tricks again.

That’s the claim of British Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude. What do you think?

‘The Mask’ malware campaign, undetected by anti-virus firms since 2007?

Kaspersky used the backdrop of the luxurious beach resort of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to announce its malware discovery to the world’s press.

But if Careto, aka “The Mask”, has been missed by security firms since 2007 that’s not a great advert for the anti-virus industry.

Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People’s Liberation Army of China.

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch claims that the Wall Street Journal is still being troubled by hackers, after a week of Chinese hacking revelations.

US Department of Energy hacked, employees’ personal information stolen

The US Department of Energy has been hit by a “sophisticated cyber attack” in the last few weeks, which resulted in the personal information of several hundred employees being compromised.

Was China behind the attacks, or not?