Hacking Threats From China Persist

More knowledge than you could ever consume in your lifetime, communication with a loved one despite oceans between you, a lightweight place to capture and store hundreds of photographs and personal messages. These are the tempting promises of the smartphone, that palm-sized keeper to your memories and whereabouts. But like most great promises, the smartphone comes with a price tag, and it’s not just your monthly bill. The tradeoff for owning a device that promises instantaneous global connections is the ongoing problem of international espionage via these digital windows into…

Disrupting the Malware Market

This year, the number of cyberattacks has increased, along with the types of malware used in the attacks. Much of this escalation is due to the proliferation of malware through online markets. These black markets are making it easy and cheap to commit identity fraud, gain information, and launch attacks that are costly for companies, governments, and individuals. But like any market, the malware market is subject to economic forces. Not only do malware vendors and consumers act on basic laws of supply and demand, but their behavior in response…