May 26th. 2022

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According to a report from The Time Of Israel on May 9th, 2022, “In 2018, US authorities indicted two alleged Communist China’s hackers who stole trade secrets and other information from government agencies and major corporations in the United States and nearly a dozen other nations.” Targeted nations named in the US indictment include Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Founded in 2012, an Israeli-American cybersecurity firm, Cybereason revealed last year that Communist Chinese state-backed hacking groups compromised at least five global telecommunications companies, stealing phone records and location data.

Cybereason said Monday that it uncovered a “massive” hacking operation, apparently led by a hacking group believed to be backed by Communist China, that had engaged in intellectual property (IP) theft and industrial espionage in the US, Europe, and Asia.

The Ring, known as the Winnti Group (and also tracked as APT41, Blackfly and Barium in cybersecurity circles) was “one of the most prolific and industrious groups in the cyber threat landscape,” and is known to operate on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.

“The group has been active since at least 2010. Some known members of the group were indicted in 2020 by the US Department of Justice for computer crimes against some 100 companies in the US and other countries, including software development companies, computer hardware manufacturers, telecommunications providers, and gaming firms.”

To read about this story in length, please click here: US-Israeli cyber firm uncovers ‘massive’ Chinese-backed industrial espionage ring

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