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DoD: China Acquiring Tech for Military Modernization Through Legal and Illicit Means

The Defense Department said in a recent report that the Chinese government has been pursuing its military modernization goals through legal and illicit means, procuring foreign technology through legal means but also engaging in clandestine operations to gain access to regulated or export-restricted material, the DoD stated in its report to Congress.

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Symantec: ‘Regin’ Malware Spies on Gov’t, Private Networks

Symantec security experts have uncovered a sophisticated malware program that infected computers over several years in order to spy on international government agencies, companies and private individuals across 10 countries. The virus, dubbed “Regin,” was created to employ a five-phase method for mass surveillance and appears to be a cyber espionage tool of …

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Jon Huntsman: China Hacking Charges ‘Symbolic’

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said the government needs to more carefully consider its response to intellectual property theft, Politico reported Sunday. Nick Gass writes Huntsman called last week’s indictment of five Chinese nationals for cybertheft a largely “symbolic” gesture that will not gain much traction in stopping …

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U.S. to Hold Regular Cybersecurity Meetings With China

The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday. A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities. According …

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FBI Names Robert Anderson Counterintel Division Asst. Director

FBI Director Robert Mueller has appointed Robert Anderson Jr. assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the bureau’s headquarters, the FBI announced Friday. Since 2011, Anderson has served as the division’s deputy assistant director of operations and has also served as a supervisor and unit chief in the division for …

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Richard DesLauriers to Lead FBI’s Boston Office

Richard DesLauriers, who serves as deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division at FBI Headquarters, has been tapped to lead the agency’s Boston office. The Massachusetts native joined the FBI in January 1987. After completing training at the FBI Academy, DesLauriers was assigned to the Birmingham division, where he worked …

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