Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Software piracy, followed by hacking

China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink

"For three years, a group of hackers from China waged a relentless campaign of cyber harassment against Solid Oak Software Inc., Milburn’s family-owned, eight-person firm in Santa Barbara, California. The attack began less than two weeks after Milburn publicly accused China of appropriating his company’s parental filtering software, CYBERsitter, for a national Internet censoring project. And it ended shortly after he settled a $2.2 billion lawsuit against the Chinese government and a string of computer companies last April. "

Spear fishing, sabortage of email server, etc. were the tactics used by the attackers.

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