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Hackers From China Could Be Behind Ransomware Cyber Attacks in the U.S.

They’ve taken up tactics almost identical to those used in state-sponsored cyber attacks. Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cyber crime industry of ransomware, four security firms that investigated attacks on U.S. companies said. Ransomware, which involves encrypting a target’s computer files and then […]

Exclusive: Chinese hackers behind U.S. ransomware attacks – security firms

(Reuters) – Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cyber crime industry of ransomware, four security firms that investigated attacks on U.S. companies said. Ransomware, which involves encrypting a target’s computer files and then demanding payment to unlock them, has generally been considered the domain […]

Security firms see China link to ‘smash and grab’ ransomware attacks, possibly by disgruntled spies

SAN FRANCISCO – Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cybercrime industry of ransomware, four security firms that investigated attacks on U.S. companies said. Ransomware, which involves encrypting a target’s computer files and then demanding payment to unlock them, has generally been considered the domain […]

Ransomware attacks on U.S. companies blamed on state-sponsored Chinese hackers

So what do Chinese government-supported hackers turn to after China backed off on supporting economic espionage? Applying their APT skills to infecting companies with ransomware…at least that is the prevailing theory put forth by several security firms. If China really did pull its previous level of support for economic espionage after its agreement with the […]