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[Dataloss] Chinese hackers steal private data from 760 firms

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Tue May 08 2012 - 12:56:27 CDT

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The Jakarta Post

China-based hackers are reportedly targeting US-based Google Inc and Intel

An attack hackers launched on iBahn could help them access secret e-mails,
even encrypted ones, according to a US senior intelligence official
familiar with the matter.

As many as 760 companies have had their data accessed by hackers through
iBahn, which runs broadband business and provides entertainment access for
guests of Marriott International Inc?s global network and other hotel
chains, as well as for multinational companies that hold meetings in the

Internet security company Trustwave Corp SpiderLabs chief Nick Percoco
said what was more concerning was that hackers might have used the iBahn
system as a stepping stone to connect to companies linked to the system by
creating a ?secret backdoor? through employees who had stayed in one of
the hotel chains.


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