Chinese cybercriminal syndicate redoubles espionage efforts

The US cybersecurity firm FireEye has detected a surge in online espionage carried out by the Chinese hacking group APT41.

The spike in activity from APT41 began at the end of January and lasted till mid-March during which time the group targeted 75 organizations from a number of different industries including telecommunications, healthcare, government, defense, finance, petrochemical, manufacturing and transportation. The group also targeted nonprofit, legal, real estate, travel, education and media organizations.

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