Chinese hackers break air gaps in Eastern Europe

Payload hidden in the memory of legitimate applications

Tom Allen
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Air gapped systems are not connected to a network, for security reasons
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Air gapped systems are not connected to a network, for security reasons

A group of Chinese hackers has been identified as the culprit in a months-long campaign to compromise and steal data from air gapped systems across Eastern Europe.

Researchers at Kaspersky have pointed the finger at a group known as APT31, aka Zirconium and Judgement Panda, as being behind a sustained malware-based attack on industrial organisations in Europe...

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