James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Second China unit accused of cyber crime

A second Chinese military unit has been accused of cyber crime, just weeks after the U.S. charged five Chinese officers with alleged economic espionage.

CrowdStrike, a cyber security company, claims to have found a group of hackers operating under the code name "Putter Panda". The Shanghai-based unit is accused of hacking into companies around the world to steal trade secrets, mainly from the U.S. and European satellite, aerospace and communications industries.