Hospital Hacks Are Skyrocketing Because Hospitals Are Super Easy to Hack

According to a fresh report from cybersecurity experts, hospitals are hackers' new favorite playground. That's unsettling news for anyone who's ever visited a hospital (read: everyone) but it also offers a curious window into how we guard our most important data. Put bluntly, we do a pretty piss poor job of it. » 9/03/14 11:09am 9/03/14 11:09am

Why Chinese Hackers Stole 4.5 Million US Hospital Records

This month's installment of Chinese hackers stealing your data focuses on breaches at an especially scary type of venue: hospitals. A massive hospital empire that mostly serves small towns and rural areas reports that hackers lifted 4.5 million patient records earlier this year. You might be surprised by what the… » 8/18/14 12:20pm 8/18/14 12:20pm

The US Is Already Turning Back Chinese Hacker-Types at the Border

A senior administration official recently listed several ways that the United States is taking aim at the Chinese hacker community on the whole. That list includes everything from economic sanctions to a blanket ban on Chinese hackers attending conferences in the U.S. It's actually already happening. » 5/25/14 9:00am 5/25/14 9:00am

The FBI Just Issued Wanted Posters for 5 Chinese Army Officers

In case you need more reasons to worry about escalating tensions between the US and China, the FBI is now circulating Wanted posters for five officers of the People's Liberation Army. This isn't just a fun let's-see-what-happens exercise. These guys have been charged with some serious cyber crimes. » 5/19/14 11:30am 5/19/14 11:30am

China Can't Stop Hacking the World's Only Superpower

It's been almost a year since The New York Times, working with cybersecurity firm Mandiant, outed the Chinese military for being behind an ongoing series of hacking attacks aimed at the United States. Articles were written. Meetings were held. Defense budgets was boosted. Did it stop the hackers? Not a chance. » 11/07/13 1:05pm 11/07/13 1:05pm

Chinese Hackers Have Been Caught Hijacking a Decoy US Water Plant

Chinese hackers have been harassing the US in a series of cyberattacks, but we've started trying to talk it out and cool this all down. But in the meantime, a security researcher has just revealed that he caught a team of Chinese hackers hijacking a fake water plant he set up. And aside from spotting the fake, they… » 8/03/13 12:54pm 8/03/13 12:54pm

What It's Like to Be a Chinese Military Hacker

All-black stealth suits, fingers flying across keyboards, screams of unintelligible jargon at Matrix-style lines of code. These are the things that generally come to mind when you hear the phrase "foreign military hacking unit"—or at least the mind of anyone who's seen a movie in the past 10 years. But as the Los… » 3/13/13 10:34am 3/13/13 10:34am

Watch a Chinese Hacker Launch an Invasion in Real Time

Are the Chinese after us? According to a new report, yes. Security firm Mandiant has detailed the exploits of a Chinese cyber espionage group it calls APT1. Mandiant claims to have evidence that APT1 has stolen "hundreds of terabytes of data" from 141 American organizations. Evidence that includes this video of an… » 2/19/13 4:40pm 2/19/13 4:40pm

The Chinese Army Is Hacking the United States From This Building

To no one's real surprise, the culprit behind all the hackings against the United States is the Chinese Army. Specifically, they're known as the 'Comment Crew' or 'Shanghai Group' (two rather non-intimidating names if you ask me) and they're in P.L.A. Unit 61398, a 12-story office tower located just outside of… » 2/18/13 11:04pm 2/18/13 11:04pm

Chinese Hackers Have Been Hacking the New York Times for the Past 4…

Because the NY Times recently exposed China's Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, for having made billions of dollars through business dealings, Chinese hackers have been trying to hack and infiltrate the NY Times for the past 4 months. Security experts say the hackers used methods consistent with the Chinese military. » 1/30/13 10:21pm 1/30/13 10:21pm