In February, 2015, Darius Johnson was arrested for allegedly selling fraudulent surety bonds to Pennsylvania-based American Architectural Inc., a subcontractor working on the World Trade Center PATH transportation hub (“WTC Hub”).
Major cyber-attacks on Target, Anthem, and Sony, received international attention and instigated serious conversations about cyber-security that transcended industries. While those major attacks were well known, few people heard about the 2013 cyber-attach on the Australian Secret Intelligence Organization (“ASIO”). When a new ASIO headquarters was being built in Canberra, Chinese hackers gained access to the digital files of a “prime contractor.” The hackers stole floor plans and other information related to data and communications systems. This attack goes to show that design professionals are not excluded from those who need to actively protect themselves from cyber-attacks.