APT10: These sneaky hackers hid inside their victims’ networks for nine months

Danny Palmer reports:

A hacking and cyber espionage operation is going after victims around the world in a widespread campaign designed to snoop on targets and steal information.

Identified victims of the cyber attacks include organisations in government, law, religious groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the pharmaceutical sector and telecommunications. Multiple countries have been targeted, including the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Japan Turkey, Israel, India, Montenegro, and Italy.

Detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Symantec, the campaign is the work of a group they call Cicada – also known as APT10 – a state-sponsored offensive hacking group which western intelligence agencies have linked to Chinese Ministry of State Security. In some cases, the attackers spent as long as nine months inside the networks of victims.

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