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At the beginning of May, the FBI, DHS, and DoD all issued Cyber Espionage Alerts to private companies and contractors.  For all three government agencies to issue an alert simultaneously is not common.


 

 

 

 

 

 

why is this signficant?

  • According to the FBI, there were threat actors with infrastructures originating from China, in some systems for over a year prior to being detected exfiltrating sensitive business data. 
  • It looks as though a known Chinese cyber epionage group, APT6 is being tied to being one of the threat actor groups that seem to be “advanced and well funded”.
  • If the malware families were dissected, it would show each malware has a designated function that are being implemented simultaneously, to execute an array of functions to successfully exfiltrate sensitive data.. 

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