Monday, April 28, 2014

Hackers, Journalists, Cyberattacks

Watch out, journalists: Hackers are after you - CNET: ".... Speaking on Friday at the Black Hat hackers conference in Singapore, Google security engineers Shane Huntley and Morgan Marquis-Boire reported that 21 of the top-25 news organizations in the world have been targeted by hackers. Those hackers, the researchers told Reuters, are likely sponsored by foreign governments seeking information. State-sponsored hacking has taken on a life of its own over the last several years. Several countries around the world, including the US, China, and Russia, are believed to be engaging in hacking to gain information. It's no surprise that some state-sponsored hackers have broadened their scope to journalists, especially given the information many top journalists have on companies and government officials. Huntley and Marquis-Boire warned that, while the tech industry is coming to grips with online security requirements, many journalists and news organizations are just now becoming aware of the threats...."

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