Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack
Posted September 17, 2020
- The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies.
- The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers.
- One of the alleged hackers was first profiled here in 2012 as the owner of a Chinese antivirus firm.
- After the indictments were filed prosecutors said they obtained warrants to seize websites, domains and servers associated with the group’s operations, effectively shutting them down and hindering their operations.
– Brian Krebs | September 17, 2020