Chinese hackers are becoming more sophisticated, Google researchers say
Chinese hackers are reportedly becoming more sophisticated in their attacks on government and commercial networks.
Over the past year, researchers at Google’s Mandiant unit have uncovered hackers of systems not typically targeted by cyberespionage, using techniques that evade common cybersecurity tools and detection, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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While China has previously denied hacking into companies or governments in other countries, Mandiant’s chief technology officer, Charles Carmakal, told the paper the attacks were linked to the group because of the victims’ circumstances, level of resources and sophistication As well as identifying obscure malware code that has only been used by Chinese threat actors in the past.
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Recent hacks have often affected systems designed to protect companies, the report said.
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“There’s a lot of intrusions going undetected,” Carmakal said. “We think the problem is much bigger than what we know today.”
The Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Fears of Chinese espionage against the West followed last month’s discovery of an alleged Chinese surveillance balloon and a push to ban social media app TikTok in the country’s capital.