US-Taiwan Defense Conference Targeted by Chinese Hackers

High ranking members of the defense industry from both the U.S. and Taiwan were among the people targeted by the attack.

The News Lens
Date: 2016/10/28
By: ZiQing Low

A U.S.-based security firm has revealed that Chinese hackers targeted participants at

Photo Credit: Reuters/達志影像

Photo Credit: Reuters/達志影像

the 2016 United States – Taiwan Defense Industry Conference organized by the U.S-Taiwan Business Council in Virginia Oct. 2-4, the Chinese-language Liberty Times reports.
Steven Adair, the founder of security company Volexity, said participants at the conference who were targeted received an e-mail that contained information about the first event at the conference and an attached document, all written in Chinese, the United Daily News reported.

The e-mails containing malware appeared to have been sent from a Taiwanese “” domain that actually originated from Chinese servers.    [FULL  STORY]

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