News Brief 2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773
Report: Chinese Army Uses Thousands of Hackers to Attack U.S.
China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai.
Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them".
The 74-page report focused on one group, which it called "APT1" from the initials "Advanced Persistent Threat".