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Chinese hackers resume attacks on U.S. targets

John P. Mello Jr. | May 21, 2013
For the last three months or so, the U.S. government and some of its defense contractors have engaged in a war of shame on China to pressure it to cool its cyber-attacks on U.S. targets. The campaign appeared to be yielding results, but it seems that Chinese hackers were only catching their breath.

Another way to counter cyber threats from China is to make it more expensive for the hackers to get the information they want, added Stiennon.

"Right now it's very inexpensive to engage in these cyber-attacks," he said.

"Mandiant's report slowed them down, forced them to retrench, pull their tools out, and reengage," he continued. "They spent a lot of man hours because of that report."

"That reaction was expensive for the attackers," he added.


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