Top U.S. cybercops were surprised by revelations of an unprecedented case of cyber-espionage — a five-year-long hacking scheme from a single “state actor” that targeted U.S. government and U.N. computers as well as defense firms and private industries.
The spying was dubbed “Operation Shady RAT” by security firm McAfee, which uncovered the hacking — and it led to a massive loss of information that poses a huge economic threat, security experts say.
Infiltrated for five years. Maybe the cybercops were too busy spying on the Tea Party and other American Patriots. Operation Shady RAT. We have enough of those in Washington.