According to a report obtained by The Verge, analysts from Florida-based Internet security firm Cymru have uncovered a massive foreign hacking enterprise that has somehow managed to steal more than a terabyte of data per day. Confirmed international targets include military and academic facilities in addition to a major search engine, among others.
While the report doesn't specifically name any potential suspects, Cymru director Steve Santorelli acknowledged that the group almost certainly had to be state-supported, describing the crime as "Internet theft on an industrial level."
This report comes just a week after security firm Mandiant was able to detail the exploits of a Chinese cyber espionage outfit dubbed APT1, which has reportedly stolen hundreds of terabytes of date from 141 American organizations. But that doesn't necessarily help us here, as The Verge notes: