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PublishDate: Thursday, January 27, 2022 09:50

Chinese hackers target German pharma and tech firms

Chinese hacker group APT 27, long suspected of launching attacks on Western government agencies, has started targeting German companies in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and technology, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said on Wednesday.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_In addition to stealing trade secrets and intellectual , the hackers may be trying to penetrate customers’ and service providers’ networks to infiltrate several companies at once, the BfV said in a circular to companies.

According to Reuters in its annual constitutional protection report from 2019, the had pointed out the group’s acronym APT 27 is an alias for a group also known as the “Emissary Panda,” which is believed to target foreign embassies and critical sectors.

Last year, the and its allies accused China of a carrying out a global campaign. China has denied the allegation, read the report.

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