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Coca-Cola 'Targeted' by China in Hack Ahead of Acquisition Attempt

Posted November 05, 2012 9:10 AM

The fizzy drink firm was breached in 2009 when a malicious link was emailed to a senior executive.

Hackers were able to spend a month operating undetected, logging commercially sensitive information.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Coca-Cola did not publicly disclose the attack.

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11/06/2012 5:47 AM

" The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Coca-Cola did not publicly disclose the attack. "
Very emotive wording in both the title of the post and the above sentence...

Lets see how it reads if we re-phrase it...
Coca-Cola had 'targeted' the Chinese company in an attemt to acquire it.
If Coca-Cola is trying to acquire your company then surely such hacking activity is 'defence' not 'attack'? It was gleaning information, not sabotaging the company.

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11/06/2012 9:06 AM

Come on Del, leave alone this poor large corporation; it's still very upset.

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11/06/2012 10:02 AM

Yeah, they are probably still licking their wounds after the Britsh public found they were going to try to sell us our own tap water and chucked them out on their ears.
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11/07/2012 4:38 AM

Not just emotive, but plain wrong;

The hack came at a time when Coca-Cola was looking to acquire the China Huiyuan Juice Group for about $2.4bn.

Still (if that's not an f-word in the drinks business), it's funny to think of some execs feeling like they drank a gallon of Pluto Water. Note the brand of choice for Louis Armstrong .

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11/06/2012 12:47 PM

They should've gone after Pepsi instead, what with Pepsi's twice-failed marketing campaigns in Asia. To wit:

Faus Pas #1: Pepsi in China translated their slogan, "Pepsi Brings You Back to Life." The slogan in Chinese literally means, "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back from the Grave."

Given China's current population? Just imagine the size of their workforce if they all came back...

Faux Pas #2: Pepsi lost market share in Southeast Asia when it changed the colour of its vending machines from deep blue to light blue. Light blue is a symbol of death and mourning in Southeast Asia.

What is Pepsi trying to tell them? That their soda is worse than they thought?

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