Hacks and Incidents

Chinese Hackers spied on European Diplomats during recent G20 meetings

Chinese Hackers spied on European Diplomats during recent G20 meetings: Security firm FireEye has released a new report detailing cyber espionage attacks on European Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFA) during recent G20 meetings by Chinese Hackers.

According to FireEye’s researcher Nart Villeneuve, hackers infiltrated the computer networks of five European foreign ministries by sending emails containing malware files to staff and gained access to their systems to steal credentials and high-value information.

“We believe that the Ke3chang attackers are operating out of China and have been active since at least 2010,”
The cyber espionage campaign named as “Operation Ke3chang” and if the victim will download & open the malware file which disguised itself as files detailing a possible intervention in Syria (US_military_options_in_Syria.pdf.zip), it gets installed on the victim’s computer with a backdoor.

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