Cyber Attacks Coming from China, Stealing Intellectual Property
Who exactly is at risk for a cyber attack, and what can be stolen? The truth is, a cyber attack can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time. It is not like being attack on the street on your way home where you can immediately call someone or fight back or just run. None of that will work in a cyber attack because it is almost impossible to tell when a cyber attack is happening until it is far too late. Hackers can steal your personal and financial information in a matter of minutes and get away with it before you even realize that something happened. In many cases, the police cannot help because it takes a security expert to respond correctly, and many of them work in government jobs.
Speaking of government, cyber attacks can come from them too. According to Representative Mike Rogers, the Chinese government is actually supporting and even paying hackers to attack government businesses to steal their intellectual property. Intellectual property means things like ideas, schematics, or anything else that is related to making something for business or profit. This is a very highly level of cyber warfare. If they continue to steal intellectual property, then they could steal ideas for all different kinds of technologies and use them for their own financial gain. They could begin to sell stolen products or ideas as their own, which is a massive crime.
In addition to being a representative from the state of Michigan, Mike Rogers is also the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The House Intelligence Committee is a section of the House of Representatives that deals with matters concerning national intelligence, which includes things like hacking and intelligence gathering. They are the first people to deal with matters that concern national and international intelligence, and therefore have a big responsibility. They will be proving a special report tonight, July 9th, at 9:00PM on NBC. This report will go into further detail about what has been happening in the world of cyber intelligence and how potentially damaging it can be to businesses, governments, and individuals.
Cyber espionage and crime has been increasing over the last several years, with more and more people finding themselves to be the target of a cyber attack. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars have been stolen as a result of hacking attacks. And anyone can be a target for a hacking at any time. Businesses and corporations often find themselves on the wrong end of a hacking attack, and national government sites are also a prime target. With this threat continuing to grow, it’s imperative that you have a way to defend yourself from these hackings at all times. Someone could easily steal your entire life or livelihood if they can hack into your computer. General Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency, says that within two years he believes that the hacker group known as Anonymous will be able to hack into the power grid and control the flow of electricity. Defend yourself at all costs.