01-28-2013 10:44 AM - edited 01-28-2013 10:49 AM
We all know this has been building to something bigger for quite some time. Now there's an official-like statement on these activities.
"There's a war going on, and it's raging here at home -- not in the streets or the fields, but on the Internet. You can think of it as a war on the digital homeland. If you work for a power company, bank, defense contractor, transportation provider, or other critical infrastructure type of operation, your organization might be in the direct line of fire. And everyone can become collateral damage.
A cyber war has been brewing for at least the past year, and although you might view this battle as governments going head to head in a shadow fight, security experts say the battleground is shifting from government entities to the private sector, to civilian targets that provide many essential services to U.S. citizens."
01-28-2013 02:34 PM
This is a nice summary of the past several years' worth of exploits, although I don't think this will surprise anyone who has been actively following security news. I do think the precautions about traveling to China and other questionable areas with your laptop are worth paying attention to.
01-28-2013 05:36 PM
What about your phone? I would imagine that's as vulnerable, if not more, since people are more likely to bring a phone or tablet unless they're going on a business trip.