The assessment of the damage from the recent cyber espionage campaign by Chinese hackers has now been revised and greatly expanded, with more senior officials and ambassadors confirmed to have been targeted and potentially "hundreds of thousands" of email accounts breached.
According to a Justice Department statement, a Russian FSB unit called 'Turla' has operated the Snake malware to conduct cyber espionage for nearly 20 years and made use of it to steal data from at least 50 countries.
Symantec warned that a Chinese state-sponsored cyber espionage group responsible for hacking a U.S. state legislature and potentially a defense company had renewed interest in the country.
The Chinese government claims that the NSA is conducting cyber espionage with repeated attacks on an aerospace and space research university funded by Beijing.
The Lazarus hackers are generally in pursuit of profit. But in this case, the main interest appears to be cyber espionage. A report indicates that the group is targeting the Log4j vulnerability in energy companies.
Cyber espionage campaigns focus on gaining access to journalist networks by impersonating legitimate members of the profession. The state sponsored hackers then hunt for useful geopolitical information.
Microsoft says Russia conducted a cyber espionage campaign against Ukraine's allies, mainly NATO members, to collect crucial information in parallel with the ground invasion.
Cyber espionage group is thought to have been in action since at least 2013, with a heavy focus on certain APAC countries and regions. The Chinese hackers also focuses in on political targets.
Threat group has a specific focus on corporate M&A that are in the works. This mass cyber espionage campaign has been going on since at least December 2019.
The purpose of the cyber attack on WSJ appeared to be espionage, with information exfiltrated from email and Google Drive accounts since at least February 2020. Mandiant believes government-backed Chinese hackers conducted the operation.