Tags Southeast Asia

Chinese spies hop from one hacked government network to another in Asia Pacific, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The report makes clear that, years after being exposed, Naikon’s hackers are singularly focused on delivering intelligence on China’s regional rivals.

Vietnamese hackers exploited Google Play Store for espionage campaign

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

Vietnamese government-linked hackers have been distributing malicious applications in the Google Play Store for at least the last four years, Kaspersky researchers said Tuesday.

Symantec finds that a 'new' Chinese hacking group has actually been around for a decade

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

Symantec now says that Thrip is likely another threat group — known Billbug or Lotus Blossom — that has been operating against targets in South Asia for approximately a decade.

U.S. cybercrime-fighters enter agreements with Indonesia, Singapore

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

When U.S. officials return from international conferences this week they can be thankful for bolstered cybersecurity alliances with two Asian-Pacific countries. The government has struck separate deals with Indonesia and Singapore to strengthen bilateral cooperation on fighting international cybercrime.

Interpol identifies 9,000 computers in Asia owned by hackers, used to launch ransomware

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

Nearly 9,000 computer servers based in southeast Asia are infected with or currently dispensing malware, according to a newly unveiled Interpol-led operation heavily supported by multiple private sector cybersecurity firms and domestic law enforcement agencies. Hundreds of compromised websites popularly used in Southeast Asia, including regional government portals, were also identified as under the control of hackers, Interpol announced Monday.

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