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Chinese cybercriminals found targeting journalists in Asia

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    IT security company FireEye has released results of research into a recent campaign carried out by a Chinese cyber threat group the company referred to as “admin@338” targeting Hong Kong-based media organizations.

    According to the US-based company, the group sent spear phishing emails in August 2015 about newsworthy developments with malicious attachments to Hong Kong-based media organizations, including newspapers, radio, and television outlets.

    FireEye Asia-Pacific chief technology officer, Bryce Boland, said journalists in Asia are routinely subject to targeted cyber attacks.

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    “They are dependent on information from many different sources, which makes them easy to target. The information journalists have and the identity of their sources can be valuable intelligence. Without adequate technological defences, they make easy victims,” he said.

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