Chinese Cyber-Espionage on US Companies: The Asymmetry in the Analogy of the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University American companies state that their secrets are being stolen by Chinese hackers. US counter-intelligence says it has traced several of these attacks back to outfits sponsored by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA),[1] and that designs stolen from American companies’ computers have shown up—sometimes barely disguised—in Chinese companies’ … Continue reading Chinese Cyber-Espionage on US Companies: The Asymmetry in the Analogy of the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”

Beware the Million-Dollar IRS Phone Scam

© 2014 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University The internet era, where the cost of an international phone call is near zero, has also seen a rise in telephone scams emanating from foreign countries. On returning from India, I called my wife’s attention to an article in the April 4, 2014 edition of India Abroad: “Over 20,000 taxpayers victims … Continue reading Beware the Million-Dollar IRS Phone Scam