Chinese APT suspected of supply chain attack on Mongolian government agencies


A Chinese state-sponsored hacking group, also known as an APT, is suspected of having breached a Mongolian software company and compromised a chat app used by hundreds of Mongolian government agencies.

The attack is believed to have taken place earlier this year, in June, according to a report published today by Slovak security firm ESET.

The hackers targeted an app called Able Desktop, developed by a local company named Able Software. According to the company’s website, the app is an add-on that provides instant messaging capabilities to the company’s main product, a human resources management (HRM) platform.

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Source: ZDNet