Private resale of stolen data
That must be a real cash cow for them . . .
Beijing's spies compromised government computer networks in six US states by exploiting, among other flaws, a vulnerability in a cattle-counting system, according to Mandiant. Meanwhile, Proofpoint reckons a China-aligned miscreant is targeting European governments. Both firms warned this week that Middle-Kingdom-backed snoops …
Russia/Putin has gone rogue a few times in the past. It's worth thinking about what's different this time - the push-back must have come as a surprise to him. I wonder if one factor* has been that everyone has become thoroughly pissed off with the intrusions from the Russian outfits that they have become less tolerant. Another may be that Covid has prompted Western governments and industry to look more closely at their supply chains. It may well be that the West will start wondering about how to spring some sort of surprise on China.
* There will have been others, one being that invading Ukraine is particularly egregious.