Monday, March 30, 2009

The Chinese Cyber very, very, very, targeted attack

Incredible news about the cyber attack launched from China - and its taking over systems worldwide.

What is amazing about this is the large number of countries attacked - 103 with the small number of actual computers affected - 1200! Just about 10 systems a country - now that's a targeted attack! And to top it off, apparently over 30% were "high-value" systems and those within embassies of many countries.

It is remarkable that something this targeted can be achieved using one malware - unless it is the secondary phase after another one was spread wide, segmented the market and finally targeted those that are important.

Without taking away from the seriousness and criminality of it, the marketer in me is impressed - and shocked.

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