Nations (Not Individuals) Are After Your Intellectual Property (IP)
A recent Wall Street Journal article titled, Russian Hackers Have Targeted 200 Groups Tied to U.S. Election, has Microsoft stating that “Russian government hackers have targeted at least 200 organizations tied to the 2020 U.S. election in recent weeks, including national and state political parties and political consultants working for both Republicans and Democrats.” The article goes on to point out that other bad actor nations such as China and Iran have also been identified by Microsoft as engaging in cyberattacks against “high-profile individuals” and “targeting personal accounts of people associated with President Trump’s campaign,” respectively. There is an understated cybersecurity progression to this piece: Ten to twenty years ago, bad actors were typically individuals or even small groups, often tied to organized crime, that were just looking for financial gain. Today we have the skills of a nation seeking to influence global politics.
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