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China’s Hackers to Target U.S. Enterta inment Industry, Security Firm Warns
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:50:48 +0000 (UTC)
David S. Cohen
Senior Editor, Features
March 13, 2014
A new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye warns that the U.S. film and
entertainment industries could come under cyberattack from Chinese hackers
intent on undermining companies’ content, technology and internal
“China’s Soft Power Strategy and Cyber Intrusions: What Hollywood Should
Know,” due to be officially published next week, posits that Chinese
authorities see U.S. domination of filmed entertainment as a strategic
advantage for America, and want that advantage for China.
“We judge that links between China’s soft power strategy (in this case,
their cultural means of influence) and its designation of ‘creative
industries’ as strategic, provides the motivation for groups to commit
cyber espionage,” says the report.
Of course, FireEye sells threat protection and stands to gain financially
if the entertainment industry invests in cyber-security.
But cybersecurity expert Hemanshu Nigam, founder of SSP Blue, says China’s
cyber threat to the entertainment industry is already well known. “When
your’e doing business with a country or company that has very different
beliefs than the American value system, there’s always a chance this kind
of thing can happen,” Nigam told Variety.
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