Friday, June 05, 2015

Chinese Hackers Behind Breach at Insurers Are Also Responsible for Government Attack, Researchers Say - NYTimes.com

Maybe the hackers simply didn't find the open-market personal profile prices acceptable...

"Just what the attackers plan to do with Social Security numbers and other personal information for four million current and former government workers, and millions more insured by Anthem and Primera, is not yet clear.

“We believe they are creating a tremendous database of P.I.I.” — personally identifiable information — “that they can reach back to for further activity,” said John Hultquist, the senior manager of online espionage threat intelligence at iSight, a security firm. “It looks like they are casting a very wide net, possibly for followon operations or identifying persons of interest, but we’re in a new space here and we don’t entirely know what they’re trying to do with it.”"
Chinese Hackers Behind Breach at Insurers Are Also Responsible for Government Attack, Researchers Say - NYTimes.com
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