The Cyber Operations Tracker has just been updated. This update includes the state-sponsored incidents and threat actors that have been made public between July 2019 and September 2019. We also modified some older entries to reflect the latest developments.
Here are some highlights:
- Chinese state-sponsored hackers targeted apps used by protesters in Hong Kong, popular websites and telecommunications networks used by the Uighur diaspora, and mobile phones used by senior members of the Tibetan government-in-exile, signaling attempts by Beijing to track and control populations it considers threatening to domestic security interests.
- Hackers from the Russian-backed APT 28 exploited vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as phones and printers, to gain access to other accounts on connected networks with more privileges and data. Microsoft researchers warned that these attacks will likely increase, aking the reduction of vulnerabilities in IOT devices a pressing challenge for governments around the world.
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