Archive for the ‘Chinese Hackers’ Category

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies

October 4th, 2018
A media report today revealed details of a significant supply chain attack which appears to be one of the largest corporate espionage and hardware hacking programs from a nation-state. According to a lengthy report published today by Bloomberg, a tiny surveillance chip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, has been found hidden in the servers used by nearly 30 American companies, including

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Hackers Using Fake Cellphone Towers to Spread Android Banking Trojan

March 22nd, 2017

Chinese Hackers have taken Smishing attack to the next level, using rogue cell phone towers to distribute Android banking malware via spoofed SMS messages.

SMiShing — phishing attacks sent via SMS — is a type of attack wherein fraudsters use number spoofing attack to send convincing bogus messages to trick mobile users into downloading a malware app onto their smartphones or lures victims

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Google Pixel Phone and Microsoft Edge Hacked at PwnFest 2016

November 11th, 2016

The brand new Android smartphone launched by Google just a few months back has been hacked by Chinese hackers just in less than a minute.

Yes, the Google’s latest Pixel smartphone has been hacked by a team white-hat hackers from Qihoo 360, besides at the 2016 PwnFest hacking competition in Seoul.

The Qihoo 360 team demonstrated a proof-of-concept exploit that used a zero-day vulnerability in

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US charges Chinese ex-IBM employee with Espionage

June 15th, 2016

The United States federal authorities have boosted charges against a former IBM Corp. software developer in China for allegedly stealing valuable source code from his former employer in the US.

Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang, 30, was arrested by the FBI in December last year, when he was charged with just one count of theft of a trade secret.

However, Jiaqiang has been charged with six counts:

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China — OPM Hack was not State-Sponsored; Blames Chinese Criminal Gangs

December 3rd, 2015

In the most surprising manner, the Chinese government said it arrested criminal hackers behind the massive cyber attack on US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) earlier this year, dismissing its involvement.

Three months back, we reported that China arrested a handful of hackers within its borders who were suspected of allegedly stealing commercial secrets from US companies.


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Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 9.0, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 Released

October 15th, 2015

The Chinese Pangu jailbreak team has once again surprised everyone by releasing the first untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 9 – iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1, and iOS 9.0.2.

The untethered jailbreak is a jailbreak where your device don’t require any reboot every time it connects to an external device capable of executing commands on the device.

The Pangu team released their iOS 9 jailbreak into the

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Warning! Popular Apple Store Apps Infected with Data-Theft Malware

September 21st, 2015

Unlike Google Play Store, Apple App Store is well known for not allowing any malformed apps to enter its Apple ecosystem because of its tight security checks.

But, not anymore.

Hundreds of malicious apps managed to get hosted on Apple’s official App store and subsequently downloaded by several hundred Million iPad and iPhone owners. Out of them, Palo Alto Networks published a list of

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GitHub Again Hit by DDoS Cyberattack

August 26th, 2015

Github – the popular code sharing website used by programmers to collaborate on software development – again became a victim of a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Tuesday morning.

The attack came just a few months after the popular code repository website GitHub suffered a massive DDoS attack, which was linked to China.

Also Read: China Using A Powerful ‘Great Cannon’

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United Airlines Hacked by Sophisticated Hacking Group

July 30th, 2015

A group of China-backed hackers believed to be responsible for high-profile data breaches, including the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the insurance giant Anthem, has now hit another high-profile target – United Airlines.

United detected a cyber attack into its computer systems in May or early June; Bloomberg reported, citing some unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

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Is China Behind the Massive Data Theft of 4 Million U.S. Officials?

June 6th, 2015

The US federal agency has notified its 4 Million current and former government employees that their private data has been compromised in a massive data breach.

Hackers managed to break into US government computer systems in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and steal records of Millions of employees, making it one of the largest known breaches of information ever on federal workers.

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