Chinese government-sponsored hackers hacked 45 U.S. tech companies and government agencies
Just recently, the Justice Department announced that Chinese government-sponsored hackers were responsible for hacking 45 U.S. tech companies and government agencies.
Chinese government hackers were also accused of being responsible for the huge Marriott data breach that resulted in the leak of personal data of over 500 million guests from the company’s database.
By now, you know that your hacker is probably not some pimply faced kid sitting in his parent’s basement with a bag of Fritos and a laptop. Instead, what you face is a sophisticated and well-funded government or organised crime outfit (or both).
It’s enough to make you throw your hands up and quit.
Consider it all to be a part of a sophisticated game.
Knowing that the government is working to assist with the central problem is certainly helpful. You are not an isolated powerless entity.
You just have to keep yourself as secure as you can in the face of these ever-growing threats.
Be vigilant, be ready, but most all, be realistic…
Posted by Ron Miller. Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. https://smartermsp.com/when-it-comes-to-security-youre-never-done/