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Chinese Earth Krahang hackers breach 70 orgs in 23 countries
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Chinese Earth Krahang hackers breach 70 orgs in 23 countries

Targeting at least 116 businesses in 45 countries, a sophisticated hacking effort ascribed to the Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group "Earth Krahang" has compromised 70 organizations. Researchers from Trend Micro who are keeping an eye on the activity claim that the campaign, which mainly targets government agencies, has been running since early 2022. In particular, 48 federal agencies—ten of which are ministries of foreign affairs—have been infiltrated by hackers, who have also targeted 49 other government institutions. The attackers utilize spear-phishing emails and weak internet-facing servers to install custom backdoors for cyberespionage. Earth Krahang creates VPN servers on hacked systems, employs brute force to break passwords for important email accounts, an...