Multiple cyberespionage groups are specifically targeting government and military organizations from countries in Asia and the Pacific region with the goal of gathering geo-political intelligence, according to new security research.
Some of the groups have been active for years, but the extent of their operations are only now coming to light.
One Chinese-speaking group, dubbed Naikon, has been operating for five years and has had a “high volume, high profile, geo-political attack activity,” researchers from Kaspersky Lab said Thursday in a report.
The group has targeted top-level government, military and civilian organizations from the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, Nepal, Thailand, Laos and China.
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