A Texas patent-licensing company that demands royalties from businesses for simply scanning a document was sued by Vermont in what the state said is the first such consumer-protection lawsuit in the U.S.
The U.S. should consider new laws to let American companies better defend themselves against cyberattacks from Chinese-based hackers, said a commission led by two former advisers to President Barack Obama.
A previously unknown hacking group believed to be based in Iran has started cyber attacks inside the U.S., according to Mandiant Corp., a security company that’s linked China’s army to similar activity.
The Chinese military has targeted U.S. government computers with intrusions that seek sensitive data, according to a report in which the Pentagon for the first time directly accuses China of a cyber espionage campaign.
Among defense contractors, QinetiQ North America is known for spy-world connections and an eye- popping product line. Its contributions to national security include secret satellites, drones, and software used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
China wants to work with the U.S. on cybersecurity because the effects of an Internet attack could be as serious as a nuclear bomb, a Chinese general said at a briefing with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.