Hackers in China are part of massive government group, report says

ZOEY CHON | May 07, 2018

Hackers in China are part of massive government group, report says
Hacks that were previously thought to be the work of unrelated groups have actually been coordinated by China since at least 2009, according to researchers. There's a Chinese proverb that roughly translates to "One chopstick is easily broken, but a bundle of chopsticks is unbreakable." Multiple hacking groups in China previously thought to be individual actors are actually part of a larger, long-running, state-sponsored umbrella group, according to threat research group 401TRG at Denver-based security company ProtectWise. The larger group, which 401TRG dubbed the Winnti umbrella, is an "advanced and potent threat" with a primary long-term mission that is politically focused, the researchers warn in a report released last week. Winnti refers to a "custom backdoor used by groups under the umbrella," 401TRG said in its report. Hacking activities are not uncharted waters for China. According to a report earlier this year from security company Recorded Future, the Chinese government lied about belatedly informing the Chinese public of security flaws in order to hide exploits it was likely using in attacks. The state-sponsored campaigns stretch back to 2009, with some reports of potential activity as far back as 2007, 401TRG said. These include some highly visible operations uncovered by Kaspersky Lab in 2013 and Trend Micro in 2017, as well as attacks targeting journalists reported by the Citizen Lab.

Spotlight

Today's enterprise infrastructure is full of blind spots that can hide malicious threats, and traditional security tools struggle to scale up to meet increased demands. How must security leaders respond? Amrit Williams, CTO of CloudPassage shares insight.


Other News

Thought leaders come together to discuss the futureof developer relations in a remote-first world

SlashData | September 19, 2020

For immediate release London, United Kingdom Media contact at SlashData Ltd. Viktorija Ignataviciute viktorija@slashdata.co Best practises engaging Open Source and DevOps developers Developer trends; Tracking Covid effect on the industry While industries, businesses and individuals are being challenged significantly, the Future Developer Summit

Read More

SALESFORCE LAUNCHES NEW HYBRID CMS PLATFORM 'SALESFORCE CMS

DECK7 | November 12, 2019

Demand owns content, and with the release of 'Salesforce CMS', it’s clear that Salesforce is putting the control squarely with demand, not to mention delighting the creative marketer with more power through additional tools for creating content that are expected to work well right out of the box (er… cloud). Customers have become accustomed to consuming content across multiple channels and platforms which requires marketers to provide for seamless integration of their content. Enterprises have always been challenged by using multiple systems for their content management. Salesforce CMS addresses these common content challenges and promises more....

Read More

DECK 7 INTERVIEWS SANGRAM VAJRE, CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EVANGELIST AT TERMINUS

DECK7 | January 13, 2020

DECK 7 is proud to present an exciting interview with the Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist at Terminus, Sangram Vajre. He is an author, keynote speaker, 3x CMO, host of the daily #FlipMyFunnel podcast, entrepreneur and category maker. Sangram has been a driving force behind the success of Terminus and building the ABM subcategory of marketing technology. Before co-founding Terminus, Sangram was Head of Marketing at Pardot through its acquisition by ExactTarget and then Salesforce. A contributing columnist for Inc., he wrote the book, "Account-Based Marketing For Dummies" and is the mastermind behind #FlipMyFunnel, a B2B podcast series that has now over 500 episodes and continues t...

Read More

DECK 7 FRAMEWORK FOR DIGITAL™ REDEFINES ITS B2B MODEL FOR 2020 LEAD-GEN GOALS

DECK7 | January 20, 2020

DECK 7 Inc., a top lead generation company based in San Diego, California, has gone beyond its peers and competitors in their digital marketing efforts for 2020. An esteemed digital marketing and media company, known for executing campaign management and content services to its clients and partners worldwide, DECK 7 has built a comprehensive system to track buyers and influencers, build behavioral models, and putting all the vast intelligence it generates into the hands of its marketing partners. The DECK 7 Framework For Digital™ is the outcome of several years of working together with some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world, and is based on the...

Read More

Spotlight

Today's enterprise infrastructure is full of blind spots that can hide malicious threats, and traditional security tools struggle to scale up to meet increased demands. How must security leaders respond? Amrit Williams, CTO of CloudPassage shares insight.

Resources

Events