Lawyers under cyber attack, everyone conflicted on feelings

Posted by Emory Kale

The law firm behind the $2.2 billion Cybersitter case claims that servers in China are being mean to them.

The always excellent SoCalTech.com has scooped this story up today:

"Los Angeles-based Gibson Hoffman & Pancione, the law firm representing Santa Barbara-based Cybersitter in a $2.2 billion, software piracy suit against China, claimed Wednesday evening that the firm has come under attack from servers within China. According to the law firm, has been receiving targeted, customized Trojan emails, which were specifically targeted at retrieving data from their computers."

TGDaily covered the origin of the tale here:

"One of the first developers of an internet porn filter is suing the Chinese government, claiming it misappropriated its technology for use in the Green Dam censorship project.

CyberSitter is seeking over $2.2 billion from the government, and is also suing Sony, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba and Asustek, which it alleges distributed more than 56 million copies of the pirated software. It alleges misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, copyright infringement and conspiracy."

yes, it is cliche, but lawyers are all sharksWe shouldn't laugh, but it is lawyers. And they are whining. And it is uncomfortable for them. Somehow, the world is going to work out just fine.

Seriously though, cyber attacking is starting to turn into a playground fist fight: it seems like we should all be watching a prize fight but it turns out to be a messy, ultimately futile attempt at posturing.

Why has the tech world got it in for China these days? Seems like everyone and their goat is out to take a stand. Where was this indignation when Tiananmen Square was running in blood. Oops, reality crept in there for a second. Maybe I should have pointed this out, instead.