China has been blamed for the recent US newspapers and Twitter hackings but security experts have stated that the perpetrators could have easily come from Java instead.
Chinese hackers have been blamed but Jason Steer, EMEA product manager and architect at security firm FireEye thinks otherwise.
“There’s a lot of elements that would certainly indicate that China would be one of the main potential perpetrators of it, but it’s very easy today for vendors to point the finger at China without any data to substantiate it.”
“There’s a lot of people going after China, but there’s a lot of other nation states equally guilty of playing at this level.”
The data speaks, and our data reveals that there’s a lot of other countries playing this game.”
Sean Sullivan, security advisor at F-Secure said that the hackers were likely to be targeting individuals and everyone else got caught up as “collateral damage.”
“In the case of Twitter, if they’re going after a few dozen accounts and managed to browse through 250,000, that’s not reassuring that those passwords were exposed.”