BOSTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The hacker group that attacked
Google Inc in 2009 has launched hundreds of other cyber
assaults since then, focusing on U.S. defense companies and
human rights groups, according to new research from security
software maker Symantec Corp.
Google said in January 2010 that it and more than 20 other
companies were the victims of a sophisticated cyber attack -
later dubbed Operation Aurora – from China-based hackers that
resulted in the theft of intellectual property.
By Jim Finkle
(Reuters) – One or more insiders with high-level access are suspected of assisting the hackers who damaged some 30,000 computers at Saudi Arabia’s national oil company last month, sources familiar with the company’s investigation say.
The attack using a computer virus known as Shamoon against Saudi Aramco – the world’s biggest oil company – is one of the most destructive cyber strikes conducted against a single business.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A security firm known as CrowdStrike that is urging clients to get tough with hackers has hired one of the FBI’s top attorneys to advise customers on just how far they can go in fighting back without getting into legal troubles of their own.
The firm said on Thursday that FBI Deputy Assistant Director Steven Chabinsky will join the company next week as senior vice president for legal affairs and chief risk officer.