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The Massive Scope of Byzantine Candor

Posted: 16th August 2012
By: CHRIS
The Massive Scope of Byzantine Candor

Several weeks ago, Bloomberg published a lengthy piece  describing the breadth of Chinese hacking efforts dubbed “Byzantine Candor” by the intelligence community. The report also included a nice visualization of targets affected by security breaches during a short period of time June 29, 2011 to July 21, 2011.

We thought it would be interesting to also examine the scope of targets, particularly companies and governments, over a longer timeframe as more and more previously classified information becomes public. Below you can see a timeline of events with several high visibility attacks called out while the data and live visualization of events related to Byzantine Candor from 2006 to current is available here.

Byzantine Candor Timeline
Timeline of Byzantine Candor Attacks

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