FBI warns US companies about backdoors in Chinese tax software

FBI warns US companies about backdoors in Chinese tax software

Posted July 24, 2020

FBI warns US companies about backdoors in Chinese tax software

  • The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent an alert on Thursday warning US companies about backdoor malware that is silently being installed on the networks of foreign companies operating in China via government-mandated tax software.
  • The backdoors allow threat actors to execute unauthorized code, infiltrate networks, and steal proprietary data from branches operating in China.
  • Making matters worse, the FBI says that all foreign companies are required by local Chinese laws to install this particular piece of software.

– Catalin Cimpanu | July 24, 2020