Spies launch hack attacks on Mongolia… to see who its friends are

Cyber-spies are targeting Mongolian businesses and government agencies to keep the attackers “aware” of the land-locked country’s relationships with “Western influences” like the US and the European Union, according to a recent report.

Cyber Squared’s ThreatConnect Intelligence Research Team (TCIRT) blames a “state-sponsored” Chinese hacking group for the campaign, which it says shows evidence of offensive tactics against Mongolian targets which are very similar to those long applied against Tibetan and ‪Uyghur ‬nationalists and affiliated groups.

The custom malware used in the anti-Mongolian campaigns shares the same functionality of malware used by an unidentified Chinese cyber-warfare unit that has been dubbed “Comment Crew” or “APT1”, Cyber Squared reports.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk

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