Unless you’ve been in a cave, you saw where the computer security firm Mandiant released a ton of information on a certain unit of hackers in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. They even produced a video of Chinese PLA members hacking:
The CSO of Mandiant, Mr. Richard Bejtlich, taught a technical course I attended. Rich Bejtlich is one of the smartest dudes I’ve ever met.
Virtually everyone in computer security knows the Chinese hack…a lot. Mandiant, however, touched on a subject that most Americans in computer security wouldn’t broach due to fear of getting cut-off business-wise, and the Chinese propaganda machine. Getting cut-off business-wise is a joke because the Chinese have no intention of doing business with foreign firms. However, the threat of the Chinese propaganda machine is legitimate. Rest assured, whether directly or indirectly, Mandiant and/or its leadership will suffer retribution at the hands of the Chinese.
Americans have reason to be proud of Mandiant. They stood up to the other global bully…for once.