Bits and Bytes

Bits and Bytes

By Paul Rosenzweig
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 9:15 AM

China hacks DC Think Tanks. "Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks were hacked by Chinese cyberspies in recent weeks as events in Iraq began to escalate, according to a cybersecurity firm that works with the institutions."  [Heads-up Brookings, AEI, Hoover, Lawfare, Heritage, CSIS, CAP, etc.]

Russian arrested in Guam on hacking charges.  "A Russian man accused of being one of the world’s most prolific traffickers of stolen financial information was arrested in Guam on Saturday, according to the Secret Service.  Roman Valerevich Seleznev was arrested on charges that he hacked into cash register systems at retailers throughout the United States from 2009 to 2011. The Secret Service would not say whether he was tied to the recent attacks that affected the in-store cash register systems at Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels and other retailers last year."  [Will be interesting to see how he was lured to Guam ....]

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