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Nation states launching cyberespionage attacks becoming normal

National governments attacking one another in the digital world is becoming more common, as cyberespionage campaigns are becoming increasingly normal.

Published Wed, Feb 11 2015 10:25 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It's not just the United States and UK launching sophisticated cyberespionage attacks against foreign government states, with China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and other nations increasingly jumping into the fun. Groups in China and Russia have been linked to major data breaches, such as Target, The Home Depot, Anthem and Sony Pictures, with future breaches expected to happen.

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China is the most active country involved in launching cyberattacks, routinely targeting US infrastructure - and other lucrative targets, such as financial institutions and government departments. As witnessed by CrowdStrike, skilled Chinese hacker groups are able to adapt their strategies while avoiding detection.

The Obama administration has publicly criticized China for its cyberespionage activities, but has been unable to launch any meaningful political crackdowns.

Along with developing increased cyberespionage tools, countries are investing more focus on creating stronger network defenses to defend attacks.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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