Cyber Justice Against Foreign Hackers


Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A number of high-profile cases involving international cyber attacks on the U.S. have been unsealed for the public. The incidents, released by the Department of Justice, involve everything from hacking U.S. banks to online hoaxes regarding a terrorist attack, and hacking critical infrastructure sectors—including a defense contractor and a New York dam. Mitigating cybercrimes that originate within the U.S. is a challenge, much less from hostile international actors. These attacks remind us ever more the importance cyber security continues to play in our national security and day-to-day life. Syrian Electronic Army Three members of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) were charged with a number of crimes including targeting U.S. government sites, spear-phishing and ransomware attacks, and targeting media sites. The Syrian Electronic Army has established itself in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Two criminal complaints are cited, one beginning in 2011 and the other beginning in 2013. The three Syrian nationals named in the complaints—Ahmad “The Pro” Agha, Firas “The Shadow” Dardar, and Peter “Pierre” Romar—not only worked to attack public and private organizations “antagonistic” towards the Syrian government, but later used their computer skills to exploit their victims for monetary gains. Su Bin A Chinese national pleaded guilty […]

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