A suspected unit of Chinese cyber soldiers targeted Indian telecom companies, Indian government agencies and several defence contractors, a cyber threats intelligence company said on Thursday, disclosing what it said was technical evidence of these operations and links to a specific People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unit.
The findings were published by the United States-headquartered Recorded Future, which earlier this year reported evidence of sustained Chinese cyber operations targeting India’s critical infrastructure in the power and ports sectors. The unit exposed in March was called RedEcho, while the new group has been identified as RedFoxtrot.“Recorded Future’s Insikt Group identified the suspected Chinese state-sponsored group we track as RedFoxtrot targeting multiple Indian organisations throughout 2020 and 2021.
“Within India specifically, we identified the group successfully targeting two telecommunications organisations, three defense contractors, and several additional government and private sector organisations in the past 6 months,” said a person from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group, the division that tracks advanced cyber threats.
Source: Hindustan Times