Unsafe at Any Bitrate
Bloomberg reporters used new technology and time-honored journalistic tools to pull back the curtain on hackers -- and even turn their own tools against them. They revealed how pernicious Chinese hacking methods have become as other nations bulk up on cyberweapons, with consequences for citizens, business deals and dissidents.
During his civil lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China, Brian Milburn says he never once saw one of the country’s lawyers. He read no court documents from China’s attorneys because they filed none
FBI officials quietly approached executives at Coca-Cola Co. (KO) on March 15, 2009, with some startling news. Sponsored Links Hackers had broken into the company’s computer systems and were pilfering sensitive files about its attempted $2.4 billion acquisition of China Huiyuan Juice Group (1886)
The findings of a Citizen Lab report link Western technology to the computer hack of a U.A.E. activist, whose predicament shows how nations have rapidly moved beyond the surveillance of phone and e-mail transmissions to rifle through the most intimate details stored by personal computers and the smartphones that citizens carry with them everywhere.
Gamma International GmbH’s managing director said his company didn’t sell its FinFisher spyware to Bahrain, responding to research that showed activists from the Persian Gulf kingdom were targeted by what looked like the software, which can secretly monitor computers.
Sep. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The British government has imposed export controls on U.K.-based Gamma Group’s FinSpy surveillance tool, which can remotely take over computers and phones, following reports that the systems may have been used to target political dissidents.
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- China-based hackers rifled the computers of DuPont Co. at least twice in 2009 and 2010, information absent from the company's filings to the SEC. The agency is applying pressure for more disclosure.