The Security Experts at McAfee have discovered the biggest cyber attack in the history which has infiltrated the networks of the United Nations, various governments and many multinational companies.
McAfee’s security experts who uncovered this attack believed a “specific country” was behind these attacks. Though they didn’t take any name, but hinted that Chinese hackers and possibly Chinese Government was behind these attacks.
This attack was not done over night rather it was a 5 year long operation code named “Operation Shady Rat”. McAfee came to know about these attacks in March when it was reviewing the contents of one of its servers.
Governments of United States, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam and Canada were some of the targets. Some of the International agencies like Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency were also targeted. Big tech giants were also targeted but their names and information were not disclosed.
Our take on this news is that if China is behind these attacks, it is acting like a coward who just wants to bully other nations and sometimes its own people. China should not forget that the countries that it targeted were one of the biggest contributors in its GDP.
What do you guys think about these attacks? Are these attacks an act of cowardice or is it an ugly display of power?