Chinese APT Data-Harvesting Campaign Analyzed

Healthcare Info Security

Rashmi Ramesh

Earlier this month, cybersecurity company McAfee Enterprise's Advanced Threat Research team, working with McAfee's Professional Services IR team, reported that an APT campaign dubbed Operation Harvest had been in operation for years. The threat actor is suspected to be a nation-state Chinese group, and APT27 and APT41 are reportedly the most likely candidates.

While a McAfee spokesperson declined to identify the victims or the sectors they belonged to, the report notes the implications of the attack.

The adversary uses a combination of known and new malware for their attacks, according to the report's author, Christiaan Beek, who is a lead scientist at McAfee.

The report notes how...

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