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Chinese Hackers Attacking Military Organizations With New Backdoor

April 29, 2021


Bad actors with suspected ties to China have been behind a wide-ranging cyberespionage campaign targeting military organizations in Southeast Asia for nearly two years, according to new research.

Attributing the attacks to a threat actor dubbed “Naikon APT,” cybersecurity firm Bitdefender laid out the ever-changing tactics, techniques, and procedures adopted by the group, including weaving new backdoors named “Nebulae” and “RainyDay” into their data-stealing missions. The malicious activity is said to have been conducted between June 2019 and March 2021.

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