Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quote for the Oregonian: Feds accuse Chinese of stealing SolarWorld's data

I was recently quoted in The Oregonian for an article about industrial espionage.

Isaac Potoczny-Jones, a computer security expert with Galois Inc. in Portland, said spearphishing is a "rudimentary but extremely effective" hack. Unlike garden-variety spam promising millions in Nigerian lotto proceeds, sophisticated spear phishers make their emails appear legitimate, often with a familiar name in the sender box.

"It's a very asymmetrical problem," Potoczny-Jones said. "Those defending against cyber attacks have to get thousands of lines of code just right. Attackers have to find just one flaw."

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