Global cloud security leader Trend Micro, producer of threat management solutions for businesses and consumers, recently released a report linking China-based hackers to an an advanced persistent threat (APT) the security industry is calling the Luckycat campaign.
The Luckycat campaign has been active since at least June 2011. First documented by another antivirus company this year, the Trend Micro report showed a more detailed picture of the workings of Luckycat. It is a sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign that attacked a diverse set of more than 90 targets. The attackers used a variety of methods, some of which have been linked to other cyber-espionage campaigns and even tagged their attacks with campaign codes to measure success. Not only did the Luckycat perpetrators target military research in India as reported, they expanded the attacks to hit other sensitive entities in Japan, as well as India, including heavily targeted Tibetan activists.
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