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Chinese hackers are reportedly now deploying malware on targets in Russia

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Aug
2021
Chinese hackers are reportedly now deploying malware on targets in Russia

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Cybersecurity researchers have detected new activity from a notorious Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group in countries it didn’t attack earlier, particular Russia.

Detected by the Positive Technologies Expert Security Center (PT ESC), the attacks have been traced back to APT31, also referred to as Zirconium by Microsoft, which is presumed to work on behalf of the Chinese government.

“The group’s infrastructure is also growing—all this, combined with the fact that the group has not previously attacked Russia, suggests that it is expanding to countries where its increasing activity can be detected, in particular our country,” said Denis Kuvshinov, Head of Threat Analysis at the Moscow-headquartered Positive Technologies.

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