Surge in Global Cyber-Spying Implicates All the Usual Suspects
News Analysis: The cyber-spying report to Congress suggests that the Russians are a major player in this field and fingered China as the "world's most active and persistent perpetrator of economic espionage against" the U.S. But what industrialized nation can truthfully claim it's not involved in cyber-spying?The call for a radio interview was fairly routine. For whatever reason, I get calls from time to time from radio stations asking for a comment on something involving current technology news. Less often, I appear on networks such as NPR to talk about technology. The call I got Nov. 7 was a little unusual in that it came from the Voice of Russia. For those of you not familiar with the Voice of Russia, it's an information operation of the Russian government that broadcasts on two stations in the U.S., one in Washington and the other in New York. Voice of Russia also broadcasts live on the Web. The station carries news and features giving the Russian take on global news, including news in the U.S. If this sounds familiar, that's because it's the new face of what was once Radio Moscow that we used to listen to on our shortwave radios back during what my children call "the olden days."
Today, Voice of Russia hosts Rob Sachs and Jessica Jordan wanted to know what I thought about the recent report by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive to Congress that said that Russia and China were the major cyber-espionage threats to the U.S.