As Father Ted pointed out ...
... "I didn't steal it - the money was just resting in my account"
Security watchers have discovered a worm that targets drawings created in AutoCAD software for computer-aided design (CAD). Tens of thousands of drawings have been swiped using the malware, which is likely to have been designed for industrial espionage, according to antivirus firm Eset. The worm, dubbed ACAD/Medre.A, steals …
We only know that China hosted the email addresses. It wouldn't be hard for one Peru based company to have conjured the worm to intercept the work of another Peru based company and then relay the data through the Chinese email host in an attempt to kill the e-trail.
Beast? Rules? Because Europe has historically been such a paragon of virtue? Please do look at Africa and notice most of the mess was left behind when colonies became to much work and the imperial masters walked away. Now wonder why they welcome the Chinese who promise to help. Granted it's just another form of exploitation but at least the Chinese are using a carrot and not a stick to get what they want. And before my fellow Americans get too haughty, do I need to make a list of set-em-up-knock-em-down tin pot dictators like Noriega and Saddam?
"If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...."
...its probably that wascally wabbit in the old "duck season/rabbit season sketch.
If you want to start a fight between countries, attack one but let them think the attack as come from the other.
They probably didn't even want what was inside the cad drawings.
Ooh! Evil Chinese!
I have no doubt that governments of all stripes are running similar operations - like, oh, the Americans and Israelis - as well as a lot of large corporations. Can you say Flame? Stuxnet?
Beyond that, if this thing is in Peru you can bet your bottom dollar it's everywhere. Just because American companies aren't stepping up to say "We got it too!" doesn't mean it hasn't hit them. It would be silly to think otherwise.
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