Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed today that the Chinese government hacked Marriott and potentially stole the information of up to 500 million people. During an interview, Pompeo said China was "conducting espionage and influence operations here in the United States." Marriott announced the hack on Nov. 30 and said the intruders had access to its Starwood chain's reservation database since 2014.

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China is responsible for "over 90 percent of cyber-enabled economic espionage in the United States. Reports issued this year by the White House Office on Trade and Manufacturing, the U.S. Trade Representative and ODNI all report detailed findings on China's role as a prime cyber-attacker and thief of American intellectual property and technology."

The reason they are hacking databases is to look for personal information on higher raked individuals within the military & the defense industry in general. They then use this information to for penetration attempts of classified networks. OPM was another big hack.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-15 02:36 PM | Reply

Does this mean the Chinese know about that ----- I watched while staying at a Marriot fifteen years ago? I am so screwed.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-12-16 03:01 PM | Reply

Unfortunately, I can't condone what I'm about to say since I work in the industry, but I believe fighting fire with fire. The problem is, America has to hire people to fight back in the digital world and provide them benefits, etc. whereas China just takes people from their families and forces them to work on nothing but hacking. Difficult to fight against that.

#3 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-17 12:49 PM | Reply

I believe fighting fire with fire.

Imagine if we really fux'd with them in retribution, degraded and destroyed some of their infrastructure with full attribution. What would happen next?

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-17 02:04 PM | Reply

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