Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Iron Tiger Campaign Stolen ‘Terabytes’ of Data in APAC and US

17/09/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdkvmtcvmtyvntuvmtyvnzyyl1rpz2vylkpqryjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwinjawedqwmfx1mdazzsjdxq

Security researchers have discovered another advanced China-based targeted attack campaign which shifted its focus from APAC targets in 2013 to steal up to terabytes of data from hi-tech US government contractors.

“Emissary Panda” or “Threat Group-3390 (TG-3390)” launched its Iron Tiger campaign in 2010, spying on political targets and government agencies in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Tibet, according to Trend Micro.

“The actors have stolen emails, full Active Directory dumps, intellectual property, strategic planning documents, and budget- or finance-related content—all of which can be used to sabotage target governments’ or private organizations’ plans.”

The huge geographical shift to US government contractors in aerospace, energy, intelligence, nuclear engineering, and telecoms indicates that Iron Tiger “is part of a bigger campaign where specific targets are assigned to various teams,” the report claimed.

The actors involved are said to be China based for several reasons.

The VPN servers they used were mainly located in China; file names and passwords, as well as some text resources and language IDs used in malware, were in simplified Chinese; several domains were found to be located in China; and other resources used including QQ, Lofter, and 163.com are used mainly in the Middle Kingdom.

Although the hackers are said to be “skilled computer security experts” they’ve not needed to pull out the full repertoire of advanced techniques as target networks were poorly protected, Trend Micro claimed.

This article has been extracted from http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/iron-tiger-stole-terabytes-data/

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmjavmtavntyvmtkvnzgzl0nsts5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Salesforce moves into Seattle with new engine...

2017-01-20 10:00:00 +0000

Salesforce, a world leader in customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, has revealed that it is to open an innovation and engineering hub in Seattle. In order to increase the firm’s presence in the city, Salesforce Co-Founder Parker Harris said that the office located in Bellevue’s Nine Two Nine Office Tower will focus on its artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. One reason for the move is so that the firm can access a new pool of talent. Ta...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmtgvmdkvmtqvmzmvmzk5l0vsuc5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Sage bolsters X3 business ERP solution

2017-01-18 09:00:00 +0000

Sage, one of the global leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, has revealed that it has signed up a trio of new clients to its X3 business solution. With the Salesforce.com partner wanting to be able to show its ability to host larger clients, the firm revealed that BrightBridge, Atlas Cloud and CLOUT are all now utilising the new and emerging X3 ERP platform. Sage Vice President of UK Enterprise David Watts talked about the latest agr...