âThis is the most extensive operation we have ever reported by a Chinese APT group,â the cyber researchers at Check Point told me, warning just how âtargeted and sophisticatedâ this five-year campaign had been. Multiple overseas governments have been compromised by this threat groupâs cyber weapons, and those government systems have been used to attack other countries.
The military espionage groupâs tactics, described by Check Point as âvery dangerous,â involved hijacking diplomatic communication channels to target specific computers in particular ministries. The malware-laced communications might be sent from an overseas embassy to ministries in its home country, or to government entities in its host country. âThe group has introduced a new cyber weapon crafted to gather intelligence on a wide scale, but also to follow intelligence officers directives to look for a specific filename on a specific machine.â
dimanche, juillet 05, 2020