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Cyber Attacks On America: Hackers Use OS & Apps to Launch Attacks

Cyber Attacks On America: Hackers Use OS & Apps to Launch Attacks

In this special CyberTalk TV episode, China In Focus sat down with TechTalk Summit's Rex M. Lee, cybersecurity adviser.  He helps shed light on cyberattacks on America from nation-state hackers, how they affect us in our daily lives, and what can be done to stop them.

Lee notes how adversarial countries can get in is through intrusive apps and operating systems: “You have to look at an app as legal malware. And that’s the best way you can describe apps today. An app—whether it’s a social media app developed by Bytedance (China), such as TikTok, or Facebook, or Instagram—any of these apps, they are basically legal malware that enable the developer to monitor, track, and data mine the end user for financial gain 24 by seven, 365 days a year.”