Massive, China-state-funded hack hits companies around the world, report says


“Japan-linked organizations need to be on alert as it is clear they are a key target of this sophisticated and well-resourced group, with the automotive industry seemingly a key target in this attack campaign,” researchers from security firm Symantec wrote in a report. “However, with the wide range of industries targeted by these attacks, Japanese organizations in all sectors need to be aware that they are at risk of this kind of activity.”

I wonder if this is why my network is seeing a lot more external traffic, but fewer HTTP requests. From what I can tell, the firewall is doing its job, though …