It’s been known since 2012 that a Baltimore-based company called Cyber Point had a contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to assist its newly-established signals intelligence agency (then called the National Electronic Security Authority) with “advice on cyberdefense and policy,” as Ellen Nakashima reported at the time for the Washington Post.
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On Thursday, the Justice Department announced charges against two Chinese government-associated hackers for conspiring to commit computer intrusions. Video of the press conference is below.
Document: Justice Department Charges Chinese Intelligence Officers and Recruits in Commercial Hacking Conspiracy
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment in the Southern District of California charging 10 defendants, including Chinese intelligence officers and their recruits, in two conspiracies to steal sensitive commercial aerospace information and technology from American companies in violation of provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full indictment is below.
The White House recently released its National Cyber Strategy, and lawyers and privacy advocates alike should pay careful attention to its “priority actions” related to surveillance and criminal law reform.
As many readers know, supply chain security has been an increasing concern for those who use information technology for critical functions—that is, it affects everyone.
The Justice Department announced on Oct. 5 the indictment of seven officers of the Russian Military Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, on charges of computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. Here are three quick takeaways.
According to Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley in Bloomberg Businessweek, China has recently engaged in bulk supply-chain sabotage, corrupting thousands of servers on computers that end up in the server rooms of major U.S. companies such as Amazon or Apple, government systems and other locations around the planet.
In an article at Daily Beast a few days ago, Jake Williams (who previously worked for NSA) criticized the U.S.
Document: Justice Department Extradites, Unseals Charges Against Russian National Accused of Hacking U.S. Companies
On Friday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the extradition and charging of Andrei Tyurin, a Russian citizen who is accused of participating in a hacking campaign against U.S. companies, including banks and media companies. He was extradited at the request of the United States by the government of Georgia.
Document: Justice Department Charges North Korean Spy for Sony, Bangladesh Bank, and WannaCry Cyberattacks
On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a criminal complaint in the Central District of California against North Korean spy Park Jin Hyok. He is charged with violating 18 U.S.C.