Sun Tzu Explains Cyberwar 2,500 Years Ago

The US Government does a very good job of technically securing its systems.  There is rarely a report of attackers compromising US Government computers through technical exploits.  So, how do they do it?

A recent report in The Hill describes how Chinese and Russian cyberwarriors are using the same tactics to cyberattack the United States Government. What are these common tactics?  Spearphishing emails.  Why would two adversaries adopt identical tactics?

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About 2,500 years ago Sun Tzu, the Chinese general, strategist and tactician, wrote what is considered by many to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics — the Art of War.

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