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The Chinese Are Coming: Cyber Espionage Targets Government Contractors

U.S. government networks are consistently probed for vulnerabilities by hackers and foreign intelligence agencies. The difficulty of attribution combined with the ease of access and decreased physical risk makes cyber espionage a favorite tool of more advanced intelligence services. Foreign governments seek information for U.S.-based networks for a variety of …

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Oil Industry Subjected to Cyber Attacks

The oil industry experienced previously undisclosed Aurora-style cyber attacks in 2008 according to an article on the Christian Science Monitor website. Three US-based oil companies, Marathon Oil, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips were informed by the FBI in early 2009 of the attacks on their systems. The attacks attempted to target ‘bid …

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