February 10, 2013 |
A new intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country's economic competitiveness, according to individuals familiar with the report. The National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions to gain access to data that could be used for economic gain. The report, which represents the consensus view...
September 18, 2012 |
Charlotte Hays lives in Adams Morgan and for years used a maid from the MaidPro agency. One day, MaidPro and the maid parted ways. The maid asked Charlotte if she could still clean for her. Then Charlotte received an e-mail from the local MaidPro franchise owner. He suspected that Charlotte might have been approached by a former employee who was in violation of her non-compete agreement, i.e., Charlotte's former maid. "Although situations like this are a rarity here at MaidPro it is very alarming and not...
March 25, 2012
The recent arrests in South America and Europe of 25 hackers from the "Anonymous" group has done little to quell the threats of cyberattacks on companies in the United States. During the past few years, companies such as Sony , Nintendo , MasterCard , DuPont and Google have been victims of cyberattacks. Given the vulnerabilities of such large corporations, what chance do smaller businesses have to protect their data systems from infiltration? On Wednesday, the Northern Virginia Technology Council ...
November 13, 2011 |
Companies that employ workers in Virginia cannot enforce overly broad noncompete agreements to prevent former employees from soliciting business after leaving to work for a competitor, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling , published Nov. 4, brings to a close a 2009 lawsuit that Home Paramount Pest Control filed against a former employee at its Falls Church branch who the company said illegally courted Home Paramount customers after going to work for a Springfield-based competitor, Connor's Termite...
November 3, 2011 |
Online industrial spying presents a growing threat to the U.S. economy and national security, American intelligence agencies warned Thursday in a report to Congress that publicly accused China and Russia of responsibility for cyber-espionage. Tens of billions of dollars of trade secrets, technology and intellectual property are being siphoned each year from the computer systems of U.S. government agencies, corporations and research institutions, said the Office of the National...
October 3, 2011 |
This review of "Arrested Development" was originally published Nov. 1, 2003. It's a minor irony, really, but one worth noting: "Arrested Development," the title of the best new comedy of the fall season, is also a good phrase to describe what happened atmost of the networks last spring, when new fall shows were selected and put into production. Arrested development, indeed. But with the arrival of "Arrested Development" the television series, tomorrow night on Fox (Channel 5, 9:30)