Chinese hackers

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2016
China hacked thousands of Hotmail accounts belonging to Tibetan and Uighur minorities

After many years, Microsoft admitted that Chinese authorities hacked thousands of Hotmail accounts, belonging to China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities. After many years, Microsoft finally concluded that Chinese authorities indeed hacked thousands of Hotmail accounts, belonging to China’s Tibetan and Uyghur minorities, but at the time did not warn the users, allowing the victims to […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 21, 2015
Chinese hackers target Taiwanese Opposition Party and media

Security experts at FireEye have uncovered a spear phishing campaign managed by Chinese hackers that is targeting Taiwan Opposition and Media ahead of the vote in January. According to FireEye a group of Chinese hackers is targeting Taiwan’s opposition party and journalists, security experts and officials. The attacks are occurring weeks away from a Taiwanese presidential […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2015
Chinese Hackers still have access to email of Top US Officials

A senior U.S. intelligence official revealed that Chinese hackers have accessed the private emails of “many” top Obama administration officials. According to an official of the US intelligence, Chinese hackers have accessed the private emails of “many” top members of the Obama administration. The news was reported by the NBC News which obtained a top […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2015
Chinese hackers had access to millions records of US workers

US Government announced that a major data breach likely backed by Chinese hackers caused the exposure of data belonging to millions of government workers. Once again a data breach interested systems of the US government, the Obama administration on Thursday confirmed to have been the victim of a major cyber attack. According to the US […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2015
Why hackers target background investigation databases

Foreign hackers are targeting background investigation databases to blackmail US government personnel or to try to bribe them. It is not a mystery that Chinese hackers continuously target US companies and government offices, the attackers usually backed by the Government of Bejing mainly run cyber espionage campaigns to steal intellectual property and any kind of information related to person […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 29, 2014
Chinese Hackers Comment Crew stole plans of Iron Dome Defense System

CyberESI firm revealed that Chinese hackers members of the Comment Crew group violated the corporate networks of top Israeli defense companies. Once again a news refers of Chinese hackers, alleged members of the Comment Crew group, who have conducted a cyber espionage campaign. This time is has been reported that the attackers violated the databases of three […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2014
Chinese Executive charged of hacking on Boeing and other defense contractors

Chinese Executive charged of Hacking on Boeing and other defense contractors to steal military data and advanced technologic projects. According to a US criminal complaint, computers of Boeing and other military contractors have been hacked to steal intellectual property and trade secrets on transport aircraft. The initial attacks against Boeing probably occurred between Jan 14th and […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2014
Pitty Tiger – small ATPs scare private companies

Security researchers at AIRBUS have uncovered a new APT, named Pitty Tiger, involved in a cyber espionage campaign which targeted mainly private companies. Security experts at AIRBUS Defence & Space – CyberSecurity unit have recently disclosed the results of their investigation on a new APT dubbed Pitty Tiger involved in a cyber espionage campaign which targeted mainly private companies. Also in […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2014
Chinese hackers violated systems at the Office of Personnel Management

The New York Times revealed that in March Chinese hackers hacked systems at Office of Personnel Management stealing files of thousands of  Federal employees According to the New York Times, senior American officials revealed that a group of Chinese hackers violated the computer networks of the United States government agency in March. The Chinese bad actors hacked US government systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2014
5 Chinese PLA officials accused of cyber espionage on US companies

The United States has filed criminal charges against five Chinese military PLA officials for cyber espionage and hacking against several US companies. The United States early this week charged five Chinese military PLA officers and accused them of hacking into computers of American companies. US authorities accused the China’s People’s Liberation Army officers of hacking […]