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Franchising The Chinese APT
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proxysp
proxysp,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/21/2015 | 9:24:31 AM
Re: Why no attempt to hide the China connection
in My point is the VPN is too expensive for chinese.you can check the top vpn price ,

i think that really can't afford to chinese.
GOSteen
GOSteen,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/17/2014 | 10:44:57 AM
Re: Why no attempt to hide the China connection
You kinda hit the nail on the head with that one.  Many groups from all over the world have enjoyed using China as a false target.  Various hackers from Russia & Brazil as well as a few from the US tend to use this very tactic as it 'just makes sense'.
Sara Peters
Sara Peters,
User Rank: Author
9/15/2014 | 4:14:22 PM
fascinating
The attribution thing doesn't entirely stun me. After all, there have always been crime bosses with household names, who for whatever reason, couldn't be put in jail. 

But the fact that there are crime groups collaborating in some way definitely makes them seem like more of an official operation -- like different departments of a government -- than a crime family.
securityaffairs
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
9/15/2014 | 9:45:54 AM
Re: Chinese hackers on the rise
I confirm and I also add Crowdstrike
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/15/2014 | 9:26:13 AM
Re: Chinese hackers on the rise
FireEye isn't the only one seeing these common MOs among different APT groups in China--Seculert and AlienVault Labs have been witnessing this trend, too. 
securityaffairs
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
9/14/2014 | 4:07:59 AM
Chinese hackers on the rise
This is another excellent analysis of the FireEye-Mandian team. The researchers are elaborating model to recognize pattern of attacks for similar groups and trigger an early warning. The groups mentioned in this post used well known TTPs, something similar already seen in other attacks like BeeBus campaign.

Both teams used custom-based malware, but both aren't using zero-day exploits.

Anyway these guys are able to exploit a large number of targets and we are already paying the consequences.

 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/12/2014 | 2:38:37 PM
Re: Why no attempt to hide the China connection
That's a great point, @Lance. I know what you mean. It hasn't been a priority for many of the Chinese APTs to hide their geographic location. While they are fairly good at keeping a low profile inside the target, they don't seem to be too concerned about attribution. That being said, there is always the false flag potential in trying to ID an attacker. I think most researchers are pretty careful before they conclude an attack came out of China, or elsewhere. 
LanceCottrell
LanceCottrell,
User Rank: Author
9/12/2014 | 2:06:12 PM
Why no attempt to hide the China connection
I am constantly amazed that these groups make so little effort to hide their location in China. It would be very easy for them to appear to be coming from somewhere else.

I often wonder how many attackers false flag to China because it meets the expectations of the defenders, so they don't do deeper investigations.


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