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May 10, 2020
David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth / New York Times

David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth / New York Times  
DHS and FBI to Formally Warn That China’s Top Hackers and Spies Aim to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine, Treatment Research

In the latest Trump Administration move to highlight the cyber threat China poses, the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security will issue a warning that China’s most skilled hackers and spies are working to steal American research into vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. This effort is part of a wider surge of cyberthreats by nation-states seeking to exploit the coronavirus pandemic. The warning comes as Israeli officials accuse Iran of mounting an attempt in late April to cripple water supplies as Israelis were confined to their houses. A draft of the warning reads that “valuable intellectual property and public health data through illicit means related to vaccines, treatments, and testing.”  It focuses on cybertheft and action by “nontraditional actors,” a euphemism for researchers and students inside educational institutions seeking to steal research.

Related: Daily Mail, WSJ.com, The Hill: Cybersecurity, New York Post

Tweets:@jsfslowi @idreesali @ericgeller @SangerNYT @JenGriffinFNC @peterjhasson @lukOlejnik

Daily Mail: US officials ‘plan to accuse China of preparing hackers to steal coronavirus vaccine’ from America’
WSJ.com: U.S. to Accuse China of Attempts to Hack Coronavirus Research
The Hill: Cybersecurity: FBI, DHS to accuse China of trying to hack coronavirus researchers: reports
New York Post: FBI to warn of Chinese hackers trying to steal coronavirus vaccine data

@jsfslowi: Two technically and operationally ignorant hacks attempt to make pursuit of priority intelligence requirements/needs sound like some Earth-shattering revelation:
@idreesali: "A draft of the forthcoming public warning, which officials say is likely to be issued in the days to come, says China is seeking “valuable intellectual property and public health data through illicit means related to vaccines, treatments and testing.”"
@ericgeller: In the next few days, DHS and the FBI will publicly accuse China of trying to steal U.S. research into coronavirus treatments and vaccines, officials tell NYT.
@SangerNYT: The US is preparing to accuse China of hacking into American networks for vaccine and coronavirus treatment research, just the tip of the spear in how the pandemic has redirected state-sponsored cyber attackers. Exclusive, with the great @nicoleperlroth
@JenGriffinFNC: U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks - The New York Times
@peterjhasson: "The F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security are preparing to issue a warning that China’s most skilled hackers and spies are working to steal American research in the crash effort to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus."
@lukOlejnik: Countries accuse other countries over cyberattacks designed to steal #COVID19 information (e.g. about vaccine research). "a dozen countries have redeployed military and intelligence hackers to glean whatever they can about other nations’ virus responses" https://nytimes.com/2020/05/10/us/


June 25, 2018
Joseph Cox / Motherboard

Joseph Cox / Motherboard  
FireEye Refutes Chinese Hack-Back Claim in Sanger’s Book, Says Sanger Misunderstood Videos from Victim Organization

FireEye, which acquired security firm Mandiant in 2014, is refuting a claim by New York Times journalist David Sanger in his latest book that Mandiant broke into the laptops of Chinese military hackers, saying that Sanger did not accurately report how the company identified the Chinese hackers. Mandiant discovered in 2013 a Chinese Army economic and industrial espionage campaign targeting organizations for commercial gain. Sanger wrote that Mandiant’s “investigators reached back through the network to activate the cameras on the [Chinese] hackers’ own laptops.” As it turns out, Sanger reviewed live stream videos of APT1 operators interacting with malware command and control servers that Mandiant had provided him and concluded on his own that it was the result of Mandiant “hacking” those computers. The videos Mr. Sanger viewed were from Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) network packet captures (PCAP) of Internet traffic at these victim organizations and FireEye states it has never turned on the webcam of an attacker or victim system.

May 29, 2019
The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast  
Avril Haines, Eric Rosenbach, and David Sanger on U.S. Offensive Cyber Operations

Last month at the 2019 Verify Conference, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation hosted a panel discussion featuring former CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines, former Pentagon chief of staff Eric Rosenbach, and New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger. They talked about how the U.S. projects power in cyberspace, the difficulties of developing norms to govern state behavior in that domain, and more.

June 6, 2017
Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast  
Interview with David Sanger

Stewart Baker, Karen Eltis, and Maury Shenk discuss the week’s top news including Theresa May’s call for Internet regulation in the wake of the London attacks, Wikimedia’s challenge to NSA surveillance and China’s new cybersecurity law. They also talk with David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times to about cyber statecraft topics.

April 3, 2018
The Cyberlaw Podcast

The Cyberlaw Podcast  
Interview with David Sanger

Nick Weaver, Ben Wittes, Stewart Baker and Michael Vatis talk about the FBI and encryption, the Carbanak mastermind busted in Spain, Yevgeny Nikulin extradited to the US over Russian objections and more. The week’s interview is with New York Times reporter David Sanger who talks about the vulnerability of the US grid, the psychic income and electoral popularity that Vladimir Putin gets from crossing the West’s red lines, and whether we’d be better off sparking an escalating set of cyberattacks now or later. (Photo by Jorge Alcala on Unsplash.)

January 8, 2017
David Sanger / New York Times

David Sanger / New York Times  
ODNI Report Shows U.S. Too Slow to React to Russian Hacking Risks, Sanger

The U.S. government is moving at a much slower, analog-type pace in responding to escalating digital threats, New York Times Journalist David Sanger argues, pointing to the publicly released report from U.S. intelligence agencies on the Russian interference in the U.S. election. While some officials saw what was happening, it took sixteen months for the government to see the implications of Russia’s blending of information warfare techniques with the echo chamber of the Internet, allowing Russia to roam freely around the DNC server for eleven months.

June 27, 2018
Risky Business #505

Risky Business #505   
Sanger vs FireEye, Reality Winner cops a plea

Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau talk about the week’s top news including Confusion reigns in David Sanger vs FireEye spat, Reality Winner pleads guilty, PEXA property settlement platform users fleeced, US Supreme Court decides location info requires a warrant, The Apple unlock bug that wasn’t.

February 25, 2019
The Daily / New York Times

The Daily / New York Times  
Why Controlling 5G Could Mean Controlling the World

The United States believes that whoever controls fifth-generation cellular networks, known as 5G, will have a global advantage for decades to come. The fear is that China is almost there. David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age,” talks about the fear of who controls 5G networks.