Wednesday, June 15, 2011

China's cyberassaults: life imitates genre

Today, on the opinion page of the WSJ is an article by Richard Clarke opining about China's assault on the computer networks of America's businesses and the need for the US government to do something about it. This scenario is very close to the plot of my mystery thriller, A POINTED DEATH, which deals with the stealing of industrial intellectual property and biological samples in the biotechnology industry. Sadly, truth is imitating fiction, although I am not claiming any huge prescience or originality here. The Chinese certainly give fiction writers s lot of fodder when it comes to nefarious doings. It is kind of like the Russians during the Cold War; an author just couldn't resist making them the heavies. These days we have a lot of evil actors to choose from, but when it comes to cyber-hacking, it is pretty clear who leads the pack.
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