"I am convinced that every company in every conceivable industry with significant size and valuable intellectual property and trade secrets has been compromised (or will be shortly), with the great majority of the victims rarely discovering the intrusion or its impact," said Alperovitch. "In fact, I divide the entire set of Fortune Global 2000 firms into two categories: those that know they've been compromised and those that don't yet know."One thing is clear, though. McAfee must have a get-out-of-jail-free card. Quoting the same article:
Alperovitch says McAfee "gained access to one specific Command & Control server used by the intruders," and began gathering log-based evidence in mid-2006 (though noting the attacks could have begun earlier).So my question to McAfee is rather obvious. You guys have watched "one specific operation" steal "petabytes of data" in 2009, why in blazes didn't you work with NSA or DoD to launch your own virus countermeasures and shut the operation down? Either we were too politically stupid to act, or too technologically stupid the be able to act. Or both.
ZDNet's headline today: "Has the United States already suffered its cyberwar Pearl Harbor?"