Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

April 16, 2010

The Dark Side of Cyberspace

Filed under: CyberKill — Frank Fiore @ 11:50 AM

In a report released earlier this month, Canadian based ‘Information Warfare Monitor’ and the ‘Shadowserver Foundation’ have warned of an ongoing, massive cyber espionage scheme directed from China against several countries, among them India and Pakistan. The warning was included in the “Shadows in the Cloud: An investigation into cyber espionage 2.0” report.

The study uncovered a complex ecosystem of cyber espionage that systematically targeted computer systems throughout the world, targeting governments individuals, non-state and international organizations, among them the Offices of the Dalai Lama, the United Nations, as well as Indian government officials and Pakistani embassies. Through their investigation the group recovered thousands of official documents obtained by hacking targeted computers being ‘harvested’ through internet.

“This is just a small piece of a very big pie.” Said Steven Adair is a security researcher with the Shadowserver Foundation. “This is a problem that goes well beyond those detailed in this report and affects organizations and missions of all sizes all over the globe.” According to the researchers, the attackers seemingly targeted specific sensitive and classified material, belonging to government, business, academic, and other computer networks and politically sensitive targets by employing virus-like ‘maleware’ applications. These shadow worms systematically snoop through the files stored on targeted computers, sending the harvested data through the web to core servers located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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1 Comment »

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