Lately there has been an upsurge of media reports concerning hacking said to be originating in China by APT1 – according to statements by Mandiant – which are mostly opinion and not fully supported facts.
I’ve always been leery of reports based upon allegations, especially those with little substantiation, and written to project an aura of authority and thus truth.
Thinkst wrote a piece about the Mandiant report and APT1. Please take a moment to read it here.
About Thinkst: Thinkst was founded to respond to the simple (but often repeated) call in infosec today: “We are not winning against X”. Despite billions being spent worldwide, we are often not much better than we were 10 years ago. This process is not tenable.
Thinkst exists to work on difficult problems and to solve them.
With a decade of history in well published applied research and a strong network of partners, thinkst aims at turning the current tide, because we strongly agree with Voltaire when he said:
“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking!”