Recently, there have been numerous cyber attacks on western businesses and a US security firm says they have traced it back to Unit 61398 of the Chinese Military. This unit is often suspected to be carrying out top-secret tasks, and now it seems that they have been uncovered. The unit is claimed to have stolen hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organisations in US, UK and Canada.
The Chinese Government fiercely oppose these statements however, these have been quicklky dismissed by US Officials. “The PLA plays a key role in China’s multifaceted security strategy, so it makes sense that its resources would be used to facilitate economic cyber-espionage that helps the Chinese economy,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a web security firm.
Watch the video in the link below to see a discussion over this topic.