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Former FBI Agent Starts Cybersecurity Company to ‘Hack Hackers’
Written by Angelo Castigliola
Dec 04, 2012 at 08:25 AM
The Los Angeles Times, has in interesting story, on a new Cybersecurity
“CrowdStrike is at the forefront of a new business
model for cyber security, one that identifies sophisticated foreign attackers
trying to steal U.S. intellectual property and uses the attackers' own
techniques and vulnerabilities to thwart them.
The firm is marketing itself as a private cyber
intelligence agency, staking out networks to catch infiltrators, assembling
dossiers on hackers and fooling intruders into stealing bogus data.”
So CrowdStrike uses decoys to lure hackers into a
controlled environment so investigators can watch and trace the attack.
Sometimes the company feeds hackers false information, as in a case recently
when a client was entering negotiations in China and expected to be hacked.
CrowdStrike, which employs Chinese linguists and
former U.S. government cyber warriors, also has identified Chinese hackers
using clues in their malware. It then profiles them — complete with real names
and photos — using information gathered from a variety of sources.
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