Skip to comments.Second Chinese cyber-espionage unit caught red-handed
Posted on 06/09/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT by John W
The unprecedented indictment of five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage by the US state department has already sparked a fierce war of words between Beijing and Washington, and things just might be about to get uglier.
Internet security firm CrowdStrike has released new data implicating a second Chinese military unit of pilfering sensitive data from US corporate and government targets.
CrowdStrike alleges that a group of hackers operating under the code name Putter Panda are targeting exploits against popular productivity applications such as Adobe Reader and Microsoft Office to deploy custom malware.
The company adds that the hacker group works at the behest of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Armys General Staff Division (GSD) Third Department -- which it claims is Chinas primary SIGINT collection and analysis agency.
Putter Panda is aligned to the 12th Bureau, Unit 61486, which is headquartered in Shanghais Chabei District and supports Chinas space surveillance network.
The latest revelations are likely to further inflame tensions, given that the Chinese government has strongly criticized US action, labeling Washingtons allegations as pure fabrication".
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Chinese... RED-handed... I get it.
Not from Taiwan, I take it :)
This has been going on in force since Clinton's 1st admin and we finally get 2 mildly worded rebukes of Chicom espionage. PATHETIC!
Why bother with the NSA/CIA/FBI/SS? We have much better options.
Nice code name. Could the punchline for a joke -- "What is both black and white, constantly found on golf courses, and hates America and wants to destroy her?"
Am I the only one who remembers Wong Wei and the internet firestorm that occurred due to that pilot’s bad flying and crashing into one of our spy planes, forcing it to land in Chinese territory?
You just can't make these names up folks.....
Obama is now offshoring the work done by Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden?