NCIX says Chinese hackers 'getting faster and smarter'

NCIX says Chinese hackers 'getting faster and smarter'

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:13

July 11, 2014

By J.J. Green
WTOP

"The average computer, fresh out of its packaging, can become infected within minutes of being plugged in. It can take longer to download software that protects a computer system than for a hacker to gain entry," the National Security Agency says. Millions of times a day, hackers linked to the Chinese and Russian governments and cyber criminals infiltrate U.S. government and business networks. And the new National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) says it's getting worse with each passing day.

"With the exponential increase in cyber capabilities, electronics and tradecraft, they're getting faster and smarter about how they seek to steal our information, and we need to be faster and smarter about how we defend it," William Evanina said in an exclusive interview.

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