Report: Chinese hacking group APT40 hides behind network of front companies


An online group of cyber-security analysts calling themselves Intrusion Truth have doxed their fourth Chinese state-sponsored hacking operation.

“APT groups in China have a common blueprint: contract hackers and specialists, front companies, and an intelligence officer,” the Intrusion Truth team said. “We know that multiple areas of China each have their own APT.”

After previously exposing details about Beijing’s hand in APT3 (believed to operate out of the Guangdong province), APT10 (Tianjin province), and APT17 (Jinan province), Intrusion Truth have now begun publishing details about China’s cyber apparatus in the state of Hainan, an island in the South China Sea.

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Source: ZDNet