world-news

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

London, Dec. 11 : Chinese hackers reportedly snooped on five European foreign ministries with malware-infected emails over the summer, new research from US security company FireEye has revealed.


The hackers sent the infected emails with attachments purporting to detail a possible US intervention in Syria to individuals involved in the G20 talks.

According to the BBC, the nine computers compromised in the attack had been targeted in the run-up to the annual summit of the G20 group of nations, including China.

The hackers group, dubbed Ke3chang, for a week in August, didn't steal any data but malware was observed.

FireEye researcher Narottama Villeneuve said that it appeared to be about network reconnaissance.

The researchers said that the Ke3chang group had been active since at least 2010, and targeted the aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries apart from hi-tech companies and governments.

Villeneuve said that the hackers were based in China but it was difficult to determine from a technology point of view how or if it is connected to a nation state, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 11-12-2013)

world-news headlines

Nepal : 14 killed in Mount Everest accident

Food shortages may become most critical world issue by mid-century

Like India, China too concerned over Taliban, Al-Qaeda return in Afghanistan

'Stressed-out' Trott 'back on break' following short 'comeback'

Now, mobile app for unlimited 'coffee' subscriptions

Childhood bullying impact remains persistent even after 40 years

Kobe Bryant's documentary 'Muse' begins production

Most Americans are wary of futuristic science and tech

Experts suggest medical passing marks should be raised to close performance gap

Man ruins 38mln gallons of drinking water by urinating in reservoir

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico

Audi A3 named 2014 'World Car of Year'

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top