Learn about Zero Trust Architecture
Impenetrable cybersecurity without sacrificing usability
Gain detailed visibility into all your endpoints activities
Harden applications and hardware environments
Immediate and continuous response to incidents
Close the window of time your data could be exposed
Get your Comodo solutions setup, deployed or optimized
Control access to malicious websites
Defend from any internet based threats
Stop email threats before it enters your inbox
Preserve and protect your sensitive data
Keep your website running fast and malware free
Add encryption to your websites
Automated certificate mgmt. platform
Secure private intranet environments
Digital signature solutions for cloud apps
Encrypt emails for senders and recipients
Stay compliant with PCI DSS
Trusted authentication for IoT devices
Francisco Partners a leading technology-focused private equity fund, has acquired a majority stake in Comodo’s certificate authority business. Newly renamed from Comodo CA Limited to Sectigo Limited. Privacy Policies, Trademarks, Patents and Terms & Conditions are available on Sectigo Limited’s web site.
Meet the people behind the direction for Comodo
Get the latest news about Comodo
People are the key to achievement and prosperity
Stay up to date with our on-demand webinars
Worldwide: Sales, Support and General Inquiries
Schedule a live demonstration of our solutions
Need immediate help? Call 1-888-551-1531
Instantly removes viruses to keep your PC virus free
Experience true mobile security on your mobile apple devices
Secure Internet Browser based on Chrome
Chrome browser internet security extension
Submit a ticket to our support team
Share any product bugs or security flaws
Collaborate with research experts on data sets
Valkyrie Threat Intelligence Plugins
Valkyrie Threat Intelligence APIs
The so called cyberwar between the US and China is about to take an interesting turn that could have significant consequences for one of the world’s most important strategic and economic relationships.
The global and border less nature of the Internet makes it difficult to hold hackers accountable for criminal activities. When the hackers are working for a government as part of a cyberwar, what we used to call espionage, it is particularly difficult because of added political considerations. It is widely believed, and there has been much public evidence, that the Chinese military has been connected to extensive hacking activities against the US government, media organizations and businesses. Breaches at the White House email system, NY Times, Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institute have all reportedly been traced to Chinese hackers.
The relationship between the US and China is complicated. While the interests and values of China conflict in many areas with US, China is America’s leading trade partner and the largest holder of US government debt. Until now, the US has chosen to deal with the alleged Chinese hacking diplomatically, quietly and not directly.
The US Department of Justice has officially charge 5 officials of the Chinese military with illegal hacking to obtain trade secrets from a list of major American corporations that includes Alcoa World Alumina, Westinghouse Electric Co., Allegheny Technologies, U.S. Steel Corp., United Steelworkers Union, and SolarWorld. The indictment alleges attacks on 6 nuclear plants.
This is unprecedented. The US has prosecuted foreign cyber criminals, but never persons alleged to be working for a sovereign government.
The hackers allegedly work for the People’s Liberation Army’s unit 61398 in Shanghai, which is believed to specialize in Advance Persistent Threat (APT) attacks. Last year, the NY Times hired the security firm Mandiant to investigate a Chinese breach of its newsroom. Mandiant’s findings tied the attack to the unit 61398 facility in Shanghai. Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia was quoted in the Economist magazine as saying “Either they are coming from inside Unit 61398, or the people who run the most-controlled, most-monitored Internet networks in the world are clueless about thousands of people generating attacks from this one neighborhood,”
The Chinese government and military has publicly denied all involvement in alleged cyber hacking. It appears that they will now have their day in court.
This comes at a time of increased tensions between China and its neighbors, Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines. China has recently been asserting expansive rights over the South China Sea and islands that Japan and the Philippines claim as their own. The United States is a very interested party because it has treaty obligations to defend Japan and the Philippines and the US Navy has defended the sea lanes of the South China Sea since the end of World War II.
The Justice Department’s efforts to bring cyber criminals and illegal hackers to justice is laudable, but the consequences may be felt far beyond the court room. Diplomats and bureaucrats may have as much impact on the outcomes as Judge’s and lawyers.
Sign up to our cyber security newsletter
Comodo Cybersecurity would like to keep in touch with you about cybersecurity issues, as well as products and services available. Please sign up to receive occasional communications. As a cybersecurity company, we take your privacy and security very seriously and have strong safeguards in place to protect your information.
See how your organization scores against cybersecurity threats