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FBI’s Comey Says Cybercrime A Top Priority After China Attacks

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — James B. Comey, the new FBI director, was visiting the bureau’s field office in Indiana recently and was struck by how the invention of the automobile gave old-time Midwest bank robbers like John Dillinger a faster getaway. Today, Comey’s FBI is more concerned with cybercrime, and […]

May 21, 2014

Chinese Hackers Allegedly Used ‘Spearphishing’ To Steal Secrets

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times Much of the damage allegedly inflicted by the Chinese military officers charged with economic espionage this week came via email scams. But the strategy, as described in a federal indictment, was far more sophisticated than the common “Nigerian prince” email blast. Instead of sending out thousands of generic scam […]

May 21, 2014

U.S. Indicts 5 Chinese Officers, Alleging Economic Espionage

By Timothy M. Phelps and Julie Makinen, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Justice Department Monday filed unprecedented criminal charges against five members of the Chinese military, accusing them of economic espionage for hacking into the computers of U.S. companies involved in nuclear energy, steel manufacturing and solar energy. The indictment for economic espionage marked […]

May 19, 2014