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Report says Chinese far outstrip US in cyberspy fight

Kevin Fogarty | April 14, 2011
Operation Byzantine Hades pulls 'terabytes' of sensitive data over half a decade of success.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington - a think tank specializing in security - have been negotiating with the Chinese over digital conflicts between the two countries' militaries, law enforcement and trade groups. So far with no progress on the cyberwar front.

CSIS itself was the target of a spear-phishing attack containing malicious code that could be tentatively traced to China.

Though it contains little about American capabilities or practice, the report concludes that in aggressiveness, volume and success rate, the Chinese cyberattackers are scoring far higher than their U.S. counterparts.

Which doesn't mean the Epsilon email snatch was small potatoes. It was big potatoes.

Epsilon is just lucky they didn't take the whole kitchen.


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