Tracking Chinese Hackers

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Tracking Chinese Hackers

New reports of Chinese hackers attacking U.S. computers prompt questions about how we know who's after our data and what we can do about it.

Reports of Chinese hackers descending on U.S. companies are raising new questions about cybersecurity and how we hunt the digital bad guys. Tech Tuesday explores how the FBI, Mandiant Corp. and other cyber sleuths track hackers and examines what you should do to protect your data, whether it's on your home computer or your business's vast network.

Guests

Richard Bejtlich

Chief Security Officer, Mandiant

Michael Hicks

Director, University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center; Professor of Computer Science

Nicole Perlroth

Reporter,The New York Times

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Mandiant Exposes APT1, One Of China's Cyber Espionage Units

This video shows actual attacker sessions and intrusion activities conducted by one specific Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group, which Mandiant has named APT1. This group has systematically stolen confidential data from at least 141 organizations across multiple industries. A full report, published by Mandiant, details APT1's multi-year cyber espionage campaign and is available at www.mandiant.com/apt1.

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