IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Google, China and the Anatomy of the Aurora Attack
When Google reported in January that it had been the victim of a cyber-attack, it sparked what has turned out to be weeks of discussions and investigation. But what has become yet another entry on the list of cyber-security incidents between the United States and China began with a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The December attack against Google turned out to be the tip of the iceberg. More than 30 enterprises are believed to have been impacted by what has since become known as "Operation Aurora." At the center of Aurora is the IE vulnerability, which Microsoft had known about since September. Here, eWEEK looks at how the attack unfolded, including key events in the ongoing controversy between the United States, Google and China. eWEEK also looks at what enterprises can do to help prevent similar incidents.