Chinese APT Hackers Target Academic Institution

Log4Shell Exploit

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A never-before-seen China-based targeted intrusion adversary dubbed Aquatic Panda has been observed leveraging critical flaws in the Apache Log4j logging library as an access vector to perform various post-exploitation operations, including reconnaissance and credential harvesting on targeted systems. Continue reading “Chinese APT Hackers Target Academic Institution”

China’s CCP hackers exploits bug in Microsoft’s software to target U.S. organizations

AP) — China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft said that a “highly skilled and sophisticated” state-sponsored group operating from China has been trying to steal information from a number of American targets, including universities, defense contractors, law firms and infectious-disease researchers.

Microsoft said it has released security upgrades to fix the vulnerabilities to its Exchange Server software, which is used for work email and calendar services, mostly for larger organizations that have their own in-person email servers. It doesn’t affect personal email accounts or Microsoft’s cloud-based services.

Full Story: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210303/p2g/00m/0bu/041000c

Chinese Hackers Target Indian Vaccine Makers…

A medical worker prepares to inoculate a patient with a COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai, India, on March 1, 2021. (Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images)
A medical worker prepares to inoculate a patient with a COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai, India, on March 1, 2021. (Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI—A Chinese state-backed hacking group has in recent weeks targeted the IT systems of two Indian vaccine makers whose coronavirus shots are being used in the country’s immunization campaign, cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma told Reuters.

Rivals China and India have both sold or gifted COVID-19 shots to many countries. India produces more than 60 percent of all vaccines sold in the world.

Full Story: https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-hackers-target-indian-vaccine-makers

Britons See China’s CCP As Critical Security Threat…[VIDEO]

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A report says Britons are now more likely to see China as a critical threat than they did in 2020. A survey finds 84 percent of British people see cyber-attacks from other nations as the most alarming threat. Following closely is China’s influence on the world’s stage at 79 percent.

In Westminster, there’s a growing sense of discomfort over China’s human rights record and the security risks they pose.

Watch Here: https://www.ntd.com/more-britons-see-china-as-critical-threat_569214.html

 

China’s CCP Hacked SolarWinds Tech Used By US Government…

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Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in SolarWinds software to break into U.S. government computers, according to reports from Reuters. 

“Two people briefed on the case said FBI investigators recently found that the National Finance Center, a federal payroll agency inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised,” the outlet added.

The Chinese-led hack is distinct from the recent Russian cyberattack on SolarWinds, which compromised several U.S. federal agencies.

Among the data potentially included in the hack were “federal employee social security numbers, phone numbers and personal email addresses as well as banking information.”

“Depending on what data were compromised, this could be an extremely serious breach of security,” said Tom Warrick, a former senior official at the U.S Department of Homeland Security. “It could allow adversaries to know more about U.S. officials, improving their ability to collect intelligence.”

Full Story: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/solarwinds-hack-exploited-by-china/