|[April 06, 2017]
Cyber Espionage in Advance of U.S.-China Summit? Fidelis Threat Team Investigates
Cybersecurity published its findings that Chinese threat actors
associated with or sponsored by the Chinese Government targeted a
prominent U.S. trade policy group in advance of President Trump's first
meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which is occurring today and
tomorrow in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
Fidelis has dubbed the discovery 'Operation TradeSecret'.
Fidelis' research has also found that a similar threat campaign was
conducted involving a site masquerading as the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Japan.
Read the full analysis: https://www.fidelissecurity.com/TradeSecret
the Webinar at 11:00 am EDT: http://connect.fidelissecurity.com/WBR-17-04-Operation-Tradesecret-Register.html
Fidelis Cybersecurity Vice President of Threat Research Hardik Modi
says, "The findings of potential cyber espionage occurring in trade
discussions between the U.S. and China is certainly significant. The
motive is most likely to be intelligence collection and although its
impossible to determine specifically how this information will be used,
it could empower the Chinese Government to steer negotiations in its
"The information accessed by the threat actors, coupled with targeted
phishing campaigns, could be used to prepare the Chinese President for
today's discussions," Modi continued.�"This is exactly why those in
sensitive positions, including individuals from the private sector, need
to stay vigilant and preferably employ best-of-breed threat protection."
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and on LinkedIn.
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