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
By: ZiQing Low
A U.S.-based security firm has revealed that Chinese hackers targeted participants at
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 “hinet.net” domain that actually originated from Chinese servers. [FULL STORY]