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A US firm uncovers Chinese espionage campaign: “OperationCuckooBees”.
Kaspersky didn’t name any of the victim organizations but said they were industrial plants, design bureaus, research institutes, government agencies, ministries, and departments.”
(Article link: ©spiceworks.com)
A global cyber espionage campaign dubbed “OperationCuckooBees” has been uncovered, targeting manufacturers across North America, Europe and Asia in the Defense, Energy, Aerospace, Biotech and Pharma industries.
According to Boston based company Cybereason, this is one of the largest IP theft campaigns of its kind coming from China.
Cybereason last month published new research on Operation CuckooBees, a 12-month investigation into Winnti Group’s global cyber espionage campaign targeting manufacturers across the world.
“Operation Cuckoo Bees research is the culmination of a 12 month investigation that highlights the intricate and extensive efforts of the Chinese state-sponsored Winnti Group (APT 41) to abscond with proprietary information from dozens of global organizations.
The most alarming revelation is that the companies weren’t aware they were breached, going some as far back as at least 2019, giving Winnti free unfiltered access to intellectual property, blueprints, sensitive diagrams and other proprietary data,” said Lior Div, Cybereason CEO and Co-founder.
Operation CuckooBees remained undetected since it began in 2019. It involved stealing proprietary information, trade secrets, R&D documents, source code and blueprints for various technologies, etc.
“The attack series that we have discovered is not the first in the campaign, and, given that the attackers achieve a certain degree of success, we believe it is highly likely that they will continue to conduct similar attacks in the future. Industrial enterprises and public institutions should take extensive measures to repel such attacks successfully,” Kaspersky concluded.”
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