Chinese Security Firm Says CIA Hacked Chinese Targets For the Past 11 Years


    China’s largest cyber-security vendor has published today a report accusing the CIA of hacking Chinese companies and government agencies for more than 11 years. From a report: The report, authored by Qihoo 360, claims the CIA hacked targets in China’s aviation industry, scientific research institutions, petroleum industry, Internet companies, and government agencies. CIA hacking operations took place between September 2008 and June 2019, and most of the targets were located in Beijing, Guangdong, and Zhejiang, Qihoo researchers said. Qihoo claims that a large part of the CIA’s hacking efforts focused on the civil aviation industry, both in China and in other countries. The Chinese security firm claims the purpose of this campaign was “long-term and targeted intelligence-gathering” for the purpose of tracking “real-time global flight status, passenger information, trade freight and other related information.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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