Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Law Firm That Sued Chinese Government Reports Cyber Attack

Sam Diaz writes on the ZDNet "Between The Lines" Blog:

The Los Angeles law firm representing a software company that filed a software piracy suit against the People’s Republic of China last week said today that it has been the victim of a cyber-attack that originated in China this week.

On Monday evening, the lawyers at the firm of Gipson, Hoffman and Pancione in Los Angeles began receiving trojan e-mails made to appear as if they were sent from within the firm. It remains unclear yet whether any of attacks were successful at allowing attackers access to any data. The attacks, which have been reported to the FBI and are under investigation, come a day after Google announced that it had been attacked from within China and threatened to shutter its site.

Google said yesterday that at least 20 other large companies in the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors were similarly targeted. Adobe confirmed yesterday that it was victim of a “sophisticated” and “coordinated” attack on its corporate network systems, though it was unclear if that attack originated in China. Adobe became aware of the attack on January 2, 2010.

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