Chinese hackers hit Citrix, Cisco vulnerabilities in sweeping campaign

Earlier this year, state-backed Chinese hackers embarked on one of the most sweeping Chinese espionage campaigns FireEye has seen in years, according to new research the security firm published Wednesday. The campaign, which lasted between January 20 and March 11, targeted 75 organizations ranging in nearly every economic sector: telecommunications, healthcare, government, defense, finance, petrochemical, manufacturing, and transportation. The campaign, believed to be run by APT41, targeted nonprofit, legal, real estate, travel, education, and media organizations as well. “This activity is one of the most widespread campaigns we have seen from China-nexus espionage actors in recent years,” researchers Christopher Glyer, Dan Perez, Sarah Jones, and Steve Miller said. “While APT41 has previously conducted activity with an extensive initial entry … this scanning and exploitation has focused on a subset of our customers, and seems to reveal a high operational tempo and wide collection requirements for APT41.” APT41 zeroed in on victims … Continue reading Chinese hackers hit Citrix, Cisco vulnerabilities in sweeping campaign