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Chinese Hackers Use HTML Smuggling to Infiltrate European Ministries with PlugX

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Jul
2023
Chinese Hackers Use HTML Smuggling to Infiltrate European Ministries with PlugX

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A Chinese nation-state group has been observed targeting Foreign Affairs ministries and embassies in Europe using HTML smuggling techniques to deliver the PlugX remote access trojan on compromised systems.

Cybersecurity firm Check Point said the activity, dubbed SmugX, has been ongoing since at least December 2022, adding it’s part of a broader trend of Chinese adversaries shifting their focus to Europe.

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