ShadyRAT - how FUD helps sell poor analysis

None of this is meant to refute the charge that the McAfee report was more about marketing than it was about releasing information. McAfee provided few details about the attack, only saying that it was large and hinting at who the targets were. There have been documented cases of state-sponsored hacking out of China for more than a decade, targeting every conceivable type of commercial and government organization. When you get down to it, McAfee seems to have collected information from a single server involved in such collection, and there are likely dozens, if not hundreds, of such servers.