US and Japan warn of Chinese hackers backdooring Cisco routers

Law enforcement and cybersecurity organizations in the US and Japan issue alerts about Chinese ‘BlackTech’ hackers breaking into network devices to install personalized backdoors for access to business networks.

The state-sponsored hacking gang is breaking into network devices at international subsidiaries in order to pivot to the networks of corporate headquarters, according to a joint report from the FBI, NSA, CISA, and the Japanese NISC (cybersecurity) and NPA (police).

Since at least 2010, the Chinese state-sponsored APT group BlackTech (also known as Palmerworm, Circuit Panda, and Radio Panda) has been conducting cyberespionage assaults against Japanese read more US and Japan warn of Chinese hackers backdooring Cisco routers.

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