China has hacked ASEAN and India since 2005: report

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-14
By: Staff Reporter

FireEye, a California-based cyber security company, said government-backed Chinese

A person checks their email. Nothing scary about that. (File photo/Xinhua)

A person checks their email. Nothing scary about that. (File photo/Xinhua)

hackers have carried out a decade-long cyber espionage campaign against Southeast Asian countries and India since 2005, collecting political and military intelligence from these countries’ government networks, reports Mingjing News, a New York-based website allegedly sourced by political insiders, citing the Wall Street Journal.

The company’s recently published report said the hackers sent e-mails to their recipients encrypted with malware. They also tricked administrators into downloading malware on their computers. The malware infected the administrators’ USB sticks and eventually affected their server networks once the USBs were unwittingly plugged into other computers.     [FULL  STORY]

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