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Suspected Chinese Hackers Impersonated Tibet Media (Correct)

Sept. 23, 2022, 12:32 PM

Alleged Chinese state-sponsored hackers are behind a barrage of emails that aim to collect intelligence from a range of targets linked to Tibet, posting at times as pro-independence political party and a prominent media organization, according to findings provided exclusively to Bloomberg News.

The hacking group known as TA413 uses fishing emails and customized malicious software to collect intelligence likely on behalf of the Chinese government, according to Recorded Future Inc., a Massachusetts-based cybersecurity firm.

Hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in a Sophos security technology to target Tibetan entities. They claimed in some instances to be the Tibet Times, ...