Threat of the Week: China’s Professional Hackers
Ask longtime cybercrime expert Steve Santorelli, a spokesperson with researchers Team Cymru, about the many hacking expeditions targeting the US that appear to originate in China and the bottom line is: “This is very disturbing. We have never seen anything this sophisticated.”
Know this: Unlike many others in IT security, Santorelli avoids bold-faced headlines and scare tactics. A onetime London policeman, he is a just-the-facts kind of guy. When he tells you he is very concerned – be afraid, be very afraid.