China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

wo more major organisations have gone public about, what they claim, were attempts by Chinese hackers to infiltrate their networks and steal sensitive information.

EADS, the European Aeronautic Defense and Space company, and steelmaker ThyssenKrupp are said to have become the targets of hack attacks originating in China, according to Der Spiegel.

EADS – who makes the Eurofighter jet, as well as spy drones, surveillance satellites, and even rockets for French nuclear weapons – are said to have contacted the German government last year to warn them that the military contractor’s computer network has been hacked…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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