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Chinese Hackers Used Open-Source Rootkits for Espionage

19
Jun
2024
Chinese Hackers Used Open-Source Rootkits for Espionage

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A suspected Chinese hacking group used open-source rootkits to ensure persistence on compromised edge devices such as VMware ESXi servers for espionage campaigns, Google Mandiant said.

The hacking group, which Mandiant tracks as UNC3886, is likely a Chinese threat group hacking for Beijing. The threat intel company has previously observed UNC3886 compromising firewall and virtualization applications that lack endpoint detection support.

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