Australia leads pushback on Chinese hacking with Japan and Korea

ABC News July 9, 2024, 05:00 AM UTC

Summary: Australia and key regional partners accuse a Chinese spy agency of cyber espionage, targeting government and business networks, stealing hundreds of usernames and passwords. The APT40 group, linked to Beijing's Ministry of State Security, is responsible. Five Eyes intelligence partners, including the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, and Japan, join the pushback. Australia leads the first direct technical attribution of cyber activity to a Chinese state-sponsored actor.

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    Australia accuses China-backed APT40 of cyber espionage (Financial Times)
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    Australia accuses China of backing cyberattacks by APT40 (Sydney Morning Herald)
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