A complex and targeted cyber-attack has been uncovered by Russian security firm, Kaspersky Labs. The malware (known as Flame) is believed to have been operating since August 2010 and is considered to be a state-sponsored attack.
What makes this news story frightening is the fact that experts believe it is backed by a government. Professor Alan Woodward from the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey concludes;
“This wasn’t written by some spotty teenager in his/her bedroom. It is large, complicated and dedicated to stealing data whilst remaining hidden for a long time.”
There is a growing discovery of state-sponsored cyber-attacks, whether they are from Russia or China. Understand more about cyber warfare and the underground economy of cyber attacks with 21st Century Chinese Cyber Warfare. Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad and author of this book, researches into the Chinese cyber threat and the initiatives behind the Chinese government.
|21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare
by Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad
21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare discusses:
- Statistics of the Chinese Cyber Threat
- Chinese Government Cyber Initiatives
- Understanding the key motivators for Government Sponsored Cyber Warfare
- Commercial Enterprises as a Cyber Threat Vector
- Nationalistic threads of Chinese Hackers
- And much more.
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