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Final Presentation

  1. 1. New York Times Hacking Incident Max Miller 3/11/2013
  2. 2. Background● Times reporting on Chinese PMs familys business dealings: 10/25/2012● Corruption, billions of dollars● Access to story immediately blocked in China
  3. 3. The Hack● Tactics identified with Chinese military hackers● Entered via computer networks at American universities (used in the past)● Stole employee passwords, gained entry to personal computers● Only seemed to be looking for information related to reporting on the story
  4. 4. Growing Threat● Expanding campaign against American media, corporations, and government entities● About image and stealing trade secrets● Not only country: US, Israel, Russia, and Iran are leaders in developing cyberwarfare
  5. 5. Dealing With the Attack● FBI contacted, worked with AT&T to expel the attackers● Evident not working: Mandiant consultants hired● Allowed hackers to persist in system, monitored for 4 months● Closed all “back doors” once patterns were detected
  6. 6. Guardians Lessons● Tiers to hackers: – Amateurs: “Anonymous” – Commercial: Hack to make money – Government/Military
  7. 7. Guardians Lessons● Answers: No.● More visible the hacker, less to worry about

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