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Experts React to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

December 23, 2011

The New York Times reports on hackers accessing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's internal networks last year, calling the breach "in some ways, a twist of fate for the chamber" because it has been "one of the more vocal critics of cybersecurity legislation." The Federal Bureau of Investigation had alerted the chamber that servers in China were accessing its internal network last year, the report states, and the chamber has announced it has taken steps to improve security. "Businesses are already worried about the cyber theft of their internal trade secrets. Now they have to worry that the sensitive information they've shared with the chamber is compromised," one cybersecurity expert said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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