Hackers From China Target Vietnamese Military and Government

A hacking group related to a Chinese-speaking threat actor has been linked to an advanced cyberespionage campaign targeting government and military organizations in Vietnam.
The attacks have been attributed with low confidence to the advanced persistent threat (APT) called Cycldek (or Goblin Panda, Hellsing, APT 27, and Conimes), which is known for using spear-phishing techniques to compromise
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Chinese Hackers Used Facebook to Hack Uighur Muslims Living Abroad

Facebook may be banned in China, but the company on Wednesday said it has disrupted a network of bad actors using its platform to target the Uyghur community and lure them into downloading malicious software that would allow surveillance of their devices.
“They targeted activists, journalists and dissidents predominantly among Uyghurs from Xinjiang in China primarily living abroad in Turkey,
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SolarWinds Hack — New Evidence Suggests Potential Links to Chinese Hackers

A malicious web shell deployed on Windows systems by leveraging a previously undisclosed zero-day in SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring software may have been the work of a possible Chinese threat group.
In a report published by Secureworks on Monday, the cybersecurity firm attributed the intrusions to a threat actor it calls Spiral.
Back on December 22, 2020, Microsoft disclosed that a second
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Chinese Hackers Had Access to a U.S. Hacking Tool Years Before It Was Leaked Online

On August 13, 2016, a hacking unit calling itself “The Shadow Brokers” announced that it had stolen malware tools and exploits used by the Equation Group, a sophisticated threat actor believed to be affiliated to the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
Although the group has since signed off following the unprecedented disclosures, new “conclusive”
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Researchers Uncover Cyber Espionage Operation Aimed At Indian Army

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered fresh evidence of an ongoing cyberespionage campaign against Indian defense units and armed forces personnel at least since 2019 with an aim to steal sensitive information.
Dubbed “Operation SideCopy” by Indian cybersecurity firm Quick Heal, the attacks have been attributed to an advanced persistent threat (APT) group that has successfully managed to stay
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Rare look at China’s efforts to silence Muslim minority group

A new report is shining light on China’s efforts to silence members of a Muslim minority group. The United Nations believes around one million Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. Isobel Yeung, a Vice News correspondent and producer, traveled to the Xinjiang region, where she went undercover as a travel blogger to investigate the human rights abuses. She joined CBSN to talk about her experience.
China’s Uighur minority live a dystopian nightmare of constant surveillance and brutal policing. At least one million of them are believed to be living in what the U.N. described as a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy,” while many Uighur children are taken to state-run orphanages where they’re indoctrinated into Chinese customs.
The Uighurs’ plight has largely been kept hidden from the world, thanks to China’s aggressive attempts to suppress the story at all costs.
VICE News’ Isobel Yeung posed as a tourist to gain unprecedented access to China’s western Xinjiang region, which has been nearly unreachable by journalists.
She and our crew experienced China’s Orwellian surveillance and harassment first-hand during their time in Xinjiang, and captured chilling hidden-camera footage of eight Uighur men detained by police in the middle of the night. We spoke with members of the Uighur community about their experience in these camps, and about China’s attempts to silence their history and lifestyle under the cover of darkness.