Norway says Chinese group APT31 is behind catastrophic 2018 government hack

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Norway’s police secret service said this week that APT31, a cyber-espionage group operating on behalf of China, was responsible for a 2018 breach of the government’s IT network.

According to the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), the 2018 hack was as bad as it could get.

“The investigation revealed that the actor succeeded in acquiring administrator rights that gave it access to centralized computer systems used by all state administration offices in the country,” the Norwegian agency said.

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