AI HK office hit by cyber attack ‘linked to China’ | 2019-04-26 | daily-sun.com

AI HK office hit by cyber attack ‘linked to China’

25th April, 2019 09:41:18 printer

HONG KONG: Amnesty International’s (AI) Hong Kong office has been hit by a years-long cyberattack from hackers with known links to the Chinese government, the rights group said Thursday, reports AFP.

The attack comes at a time of growing concern in Hong Kong over shrinking freedoms as Beijing flexes its muscles and western nations fret about the global dominance of China in telecommunications networks.

Amnesty said it first detected its systems had been compromised on March 15 when its Hong Kong office migrated its IT infrastructure to the rights group’s more secure international network as part of a scheduled upgrade.

The group brought in a team of experts to investigate.

“Cyber forensic experts were able to establish links between the infrastructure used in this attack and previously reported APT campaigns associated with the Chinese government,” the group said in a statement.


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