While on the phone congratulating China’s new president Xi Jinping on his appointment, President Obama reportedly slipped in some conversation around cyber security and intellectual property theft.
After the U.S. national security adviser said that China needs to acknowledge the cyber attack issue between the two countries, China said it will happily begin discussions.
Tom Donilon, U.S. national security adviser, explained that Chinese hacking is top of mind for the administration in a speech today.
Microsoft is the latest company targeted by a sophisticated Java-based cyberattack that focuses on mobile app developers — particularly those using Macs.
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.