Chinese Linked Hacker Group Linked To Data Theft

Security firm Cybereason have discovered a Chinese government-linked hacker group dubbed Operation CuckooBees trying to steal sensitive data from dozens of manufacturing and technology firms in the US, Europe and Asia. The hackers targeted blueprints for producing materials with broad applications to the pharmaceutical and aerospace industry.

Darren Williams, CEO and Founder, BlackFog:

“This is not surprising given both the history and the growing trend we are seeing involving data exfiltration to China. BlackFog’s latest research found that 20% of all ransomware attacks exfiltrate data to China. This has been a growing trend over the last year and have seen renewed efforts focused specifically around espionage. This also correlates with BlackFog’s April report that saw a dramatic rise in attacks on Technology, Manufacturing and Government, with increases of 25%, 20% and 40% respectively.”

Given the state of the world at the moment, you can expect to see more groups like this emerge. Which means that sooner or later, enterprises everywhere will be on their target list. Thus having defences in place is an absolute requirement.

One Response to “Chinese Linked Hacker Group Linked To Data Theft”

  1. Steve Barnes Says:

    I hope to see ITNerd publish some articles on technologies, or related research on technologies that can be used to fight and/or cure disease, hunger, etc.

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