Monday, June 13, 2016

The Chinese Hackers in the Back Office - The New York Times

For more Area 1 details, see A Computer Security Start-Up Turns the Tables on Hackers (NYT)

"Two years ago, the Cates received a visit from men informing them that their server had become a conduit for Chinese spies. The Cates asked: “Are you from the N.S.A.?”

One of the men had, in fact, worked at the National Security Agency years before joining a start-up company, Area 1, that focuses on tracking digital attacks against businesses. “It’s like being a priest,” said Blake Darch√©, Area 1’s chief security officer, of his N.S.A. background. “In other people’s minds, you never quite leave the profession.”"
The Chinese Hackers in the Back Office - The New York Times
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