Second Chinese army unit linked to corporate cyber-espionage



  • A Chinese hacking group that has attacked U.S. and European aerospace and communications companies is almost certainly linked to the Chinese military, a U.S. Internet security company said Monday.

    "Putter Panda" has been active for several years, and a trail of Internet postings and domain registrations by one of its members points to it being part of Unit 61486 of China's People's Liberation Army, said Irvine, California-based CrowdStrike in a 62-page report.

    The unit is different from the one recently named by the U.S. Department of Justice in a series of indictments of Chinese citizens.

    CrowdStrike said the link between the attacks and the Chinese army was established through a number of Internet postings, photo uploads and domain registrations made by one of the group's members.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248970/Second_Chinese_army_unit_linked_to_corporate_cyber_espionage



  • No surprise there.


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