mandag 26. april 2021

New rounds of Chinese cyberattacks against Japan

China's military is thought to have instructed a hacker group to conduct cyberattacks on nearly 200 Japanese research institutions and firms, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing unidentified people in a police investigation. The investigators found a member of China’s Communist Party made contracts under a false name for rental servers in Japan that were used in the attacks on the Japanese space agency JAXA in 2016, the broadcaster said on Tuesday.

Investigators believe the cyberattacks were carried out by a group known as Tick under the instruction of the People’s Liberation Army. Two men involved with contracts for the servers have left Japan, NHK said.