Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

Posted September 17, 2020

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

  • 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