Unit 61398

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2014
Cyber-war or cyber-peace?

Equilibria in cyberspace are evidently unstable and many experts believe that we are in the midst of a cyber-war … there is the urgency of a regulation. Some month’s ago, news have further stirred the already troubled waters of cyberspace: five Chinese PLA officers (People’s Liberation Army) have been indicted from the U.S. Justice Department. […]

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 25, 2014
FireEye-Mandiant data confirms DOJ’s Findings on APT1

Experts at Mandiant have corroborated the DOJ’s data by releasing additional evidence not included in the original APT1 report. One of the news most important shared on the internet this week it the one related to the indictment announced by US Department of Justice (DOJ) on five members of PLA Unit 61398. One year ago Mandiant experts deeply analyzed […]

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2013
Chinese Comment Crew caught taking over a fake Water Plant

Chinese Hacking Team Comment Crew caught taking over a honeypot simulating a Water Plant, the infinite offensive of Chinese Cyber Units linked to PLA. The Comment Crew group of hackers has been identified during an attack to a fake US control system of a water facility. The researchers deployed a honeypot to collect evidences on the attackers that […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 27, 2013
Comment Crew, China-based group of hackers is changing tactics

Chinese hackers Comment Crew is changing tactics, security firms suspected it due the analysis of principal cyber espionage campaigns targeted their clients. The Comment Crew is back again, security experts suspect the involvement of the Chinese group of hackers in the cyber dispute between U.S. and China.  In February The Mandiant Intelligence Center™ released an interesting report […]