Showing posts with label Chinese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chinese. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Chinese Hackers Target Government Entities in Widespread Campaign


Chinese Hackers Target Government Entities in Widespread Campaign
| #TpromoCom #Hacker #Hackers #CyberSecurity #CyberAttack | A newly uncovered advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign is targeting a large number of users in South Asia, including government entities, according to a new report from anti-malware vendor Kaspersky (securityweek). https://bit.ly/3B2GZnp

Dubbed LuminousMoth, the activity involves cyberespionage attacks on governments since at least October 2020 but, unlike similar attacks that are highly targeted, this campaign stands out due to its size: roughly 100 victims in Myanmar and 1,400 in the Philippines.

The main focus of the attacks, however, was only a subset of victims that included high-profile organizations, including government entities both within the two countries and abroad. (read more)



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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Local Governments Targeted by Hackers

Hackers Exploit Exchange Flaws to Target Local Governments | #TpromoCom #Hacker #Hackers #CyberSecurity | Hackers have targeted units of local government in the U.S. by attempting to exploit unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange email servers, according to a new report by the security firm FireEye.

While Microsoft has said that a Chinese-linked hacking group that has been exploiting the vulnerabilities in Exchange is known to target infectious disease researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defense contractors, policy think tanks and nongovernment organizations, FireEye analysts note that other groups appear to have set their sights on local government networks.

"Based on our telemetry, we have identified an array of affected victims, including U.S.-based retailers, local governments, a university and an engineering firm. Related activity may also include a Southeast Asian government and Central Asian telecom," according to the FireEye report. (read more)







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