A US cybersecurity firm has revealed details of a malicious cyber theft campaign run since at least 2019 by the ‘notorious’ Chinese state hacking group APT 41 (or Winnti), which reportedly stole intellectual technology secrets from about 30 multinational companies in the energy, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors in East Asia, Western Europe and North America, a report by CBS News says.
Cybereason, in Boston, estimated the value of trade secrets stolen in the IP heists – such as blueprints, diagrams of fighter jets, helicopters, and missiles, plus formulas for drugs linked to diabetes, obesity and depression – was probably worth trillions of dollars if calculated over a period of years, the report said.
Read the full report: CBS News.
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