Chinese Hackers Targeted Military, Civilian Organizations in Southeast Asia
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Researchers at Recorded Future’s Insikt Group say that likely state-linked Chinese hackers this year targeted military and civilian organizations in several Southeast Asian nations, particularly those with similar territorial claims or strategic infrastructure projects.
Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam were the top three targeted countries over the past nine months, although the hackers also targeted several other countries, including the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. The goal of the intrusions was to support critical strategic aims of the Chinese government, such as gathering intelligence on countries engaged in South China Sea territorial disputes or related to projects and countries strategically crucial to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). (Jamie Tarabay / Bloomberg)
Related: Reddit - cybersecurity, The Hill, Newsweek, Marketwatch, Business Standard, Japan Today, Security Week, Recorded Future
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