France doesn’t publicly attribute cyberattacks to state actors as it is commonly known, but it names the perpetrators and, in doing so, exploits every ambiguity associated with the term “attribution.”
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Nation-state indictments may not be dramatic, but they are foundational.
The Justice Department announced the indictments against two Chinese private citizens, Li Xiaoyu (known as Oro0lxy) and Dong Jiazhi, for unauthorized infiltration of computers and the theft of terabytes of COVID-19 research data. The pair were indicted in the Eastern District of Washington.
In a previous post, I commented on the apparent desire of U.S. Cyber Command to develop "loud" cyber weapons, that is, weapons whose use could be easily attributable. But further conversation with various people suggest one additional wrinkle important enough to warrant a separate posting here (rather than just updating the original article).