Thursday, December 13, 2018

China, as a state actor, seems to be behind Marriott hack


Mike Pompeo has “accused” Beijing, as a state actor, of hacking the Starwood systems of Marriott hotels, as explained in Politco here.
That could be “good news” for average American consumers who don’t travel abroad to non-western countries.  It is extremely unlikely that the information would be used to create fake identities for normal crime, or that the personal information could be used for financial credit card fraud or for Internet spam or other targeted attacks.  However, in a few cases, people with passports to travel to China or to other authoritarian countries could need to be wary. 

Note how Fox News emphasizes "Communist" China.  How true. 

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