July 29, 2021

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US charges four suspected Chinese spies who coordinated APT40 hackers

On Monday, the US, EU, UK, NATO and other allies publicly attributed the cyberattacks that compromised thousands of organizations earlier this year through Microsoft Exchange zero-day vulnerabilities to China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). The DOJ also charged four suspected MSS officers for supervising and coordinating a cyberespionage group tracked in the security industry as APT40.

According to the indictment, the APT40 group operated out of a company called Hainan Xiandun Technology Development that was used as a front by the Hainan State Security Department (HSSD), an arm of MSS in the province of Hainan. The company worked with local universities to recruit computer hackers and linguists to use in cyberespionage campaigns around the world.

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