Suspected Chinese hackers are breaking into nearby military targets

Chinese hackers with suspected ties to the People’s Liberation Army have been hacking into military and government organizations in Southeast Asia over the course of the last two years, according to Bitdefender research published Wednesday. The Chinese hackers, known as the Naikon group, have been conducting espionage against the organizations and stealing data from the victims since at least June of 2019, the researchers said in a blog post on the campaign. Bitdefender does not identify victims by name in its report. It’s just the latest evidence security researchers have gathered in the last several years that Naikon, which was first exposed in 2015, is still actively conducting espionage years later. Just last year Check Point revealed the suspected Chinese hackers were running a hacking campaign targeting government entities in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Researchers have previously tied the Naikon hackers to China’s PLA, which is host to several
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