Chinese hackers suspected of attacking government agencies in Mongolia


A Chinese cybercriminal APT group is suspected of hacking into the network of a Mongolian software company and hacking into a chat application used by hundreds of Mongolian government agencies.

According to experts from ESET, the attack took place in June this year. Hackers attacked an application called Able Desktop, developed by local company Able Software. The application is an instant messaging add-on for the company’s main product, the HR platform. The platform is used by more than 430 government agencies in Mongolia, including the Office of the President, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, various local law enforcement agencies and authorities



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