FORTUNE -- Hillary Clinton and Admiral Mike Mullen. The nuclear weapons labs at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge. The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Energy and Commerce. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical and Coca Cola. Adobe, Yahoo and Google
That, according to an alarming (and alarmingly hawkish) article in the Wall Street Journal's weekend edition, is a partial list of U.S. interests targeted by a group of Chinese hackers who over the past decade have allegedly drained terabytes of military and commercial secrets from U.S. servers.
The list was drawn from a 60-page report issued in February by Mandiant, an American computer security firm that says it traced the source of the attacks to the doorstep of the 12-story building in the photo above, the Shanghai headquarters of the People's Liberation Army's top secret Unit 61398.
What does this have to do with Apple (AAPL)?
"China is going to keep eviscerating America until we put our foot down," Levinson writes. "It's simple freakonomics -- we must make it 'cost too much' to cheat us. Regrettably, that means a hard-nosed trade war."
I hope he's wrong. I fear he isn't.
The programming platform Oracle inherited from Sun continues to plague Apple
FORTUNE -- "Java's not worth building in," Steve Jobs told the New York Times' John Markoff in 2007. "Nobody uses Java anymore. It's this big heavyweight ball and chain."
To Jobs' regret, Java did not disappear. The write-once-run-anywhere programming platform that Sun Microsystems developed and Oracle (ORCL) inherited continues to drag Apple (AAPL) down.
On Tuesday, with foreign hacker attacks on U.S. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2013 6:30 AM ET
For reasons unclear, the online store was not responding Wednesday morning
[UPDATE: As of 11:10 a.m. EST the store seems to be functioning properly. No new products that I can see. Never did get an explanation from Apple PR.]
[UPDATE 2: As of noon EST, the site seems to be misbehaving again. Still no word out of Apple.]
[UPDATE 3: Reader Mehdi Daoudi of Catchpoint Systems reports that the site had fully recovered MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 17, 2011 9:51 AM ET
With hackers running riot on the Internet, here's how you can get paid to stop them.
By Alex Konrad, contributor
FORTUNE -- Don't let the headlines about New Corp.'s (NWSA) recent phone follies give you the wrong idea about hacking: Cyber crime is only getting more complex and dangerous, but it is creating new jobs for people who want to fight it. Recent high-profile hacks of government sites, Citigroup (C), and Sony MOREJul 22, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The vulnerability of 225 million iTunes credit card accounts has been grossly exaggerated
The headlines over the July 4th weekend were pretty scary.
Wall Street Journal: "Computer-Hacking Group Targets Apple In Latest Attack"
Financial Times: "Hackers Claim Attack on Apple Server"
Gizmodo: "Apple Is Latest Company To Feel the Might of AntiSec's Hacking Power"
Coming less than a month after Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's (AAPL) iCloud project, the reports had a predictably unsettling effect.
"WOW," wrote MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 4, 2011 8:29 AM ET
It's hard to get a handle on the hacker community, but here's a look at the range of people -- from lone geeks to organized governments -- who could be behind recent security breaches.
FORTUNE -- The recent hacking headlines make it seem like we're in the middle of a cyberwar: In the past few weeks, there have been revelations of security breaches at organizations including Citigroup, Sony, the IMF, and MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Jun 16, 2011 1:58 PM ET
Jon and Michael debate the merits of Google (GOOG) pulling out of China over spying concerns.Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Mar 19, 2010 10:33 AM ET
In the latest installment of Connected, Fortune Senior Editor at Large Adam Lashinsky sits down with Adobe (ADBE) CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss hacking threats from China and beyond, competing with tech giants Microsoft and Google and explaining the reasons behind the Omniture deal.
_____________________________________________________________Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Feb 11, 2010 1:14 PM ET
"Hey Dimwitt here's a pcworld article about russian hackers targeting Macs. http://tiny.cc/dL4Yi."
I assume that message, sent via Twitter by "chalupatime" Saturday afternoon, was directed at me because I wrote something a few weeks ago called "Why are there no Mac viruses?"
My tortilla-loving friend is correct. There is indeed an article by Gregg Keizer in PC World (as well as in Computerworld) about Apple (AAPL) computers being targeted for malware.
Keizer's source MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 27, 2009 9:53 AM ET
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