How do you infiltrate US government computers when security experts are increasingly aware of your hacking campaigns? The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center has warned officials of a China-based campaign that mails CDs loaded with malware. State institutions have received China-postmarked envelopes containing both discs with virus-laden Word documents as well as nonsensical letters. While it's not clear what the exact intent was, it looks as if the'hackers' hoped to make their campaign seem more plausible by sending something physical. State-level archives, historical societies and one Department of Cultural Affairs have all received CDs.
Tillerson's comments Tuesday came amid a crescendo of criticism from former diplomats, lawmakers, academics and others that he is intentionally dismantling the State Department for political reasons. Tillerson said such critiques are offensive the men and women who work at the department. "I am offended on their behalf that somehow we don't have a State Department that works," he said.