China hacked eight different service providers: Reuters

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Hackers from China's Ministry of State Security were found breaking into eight different computer service providers around the world, according to a Reuters report.

This was an attempt to steal commercial secrets from the service providers' clients,
Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the case.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, NTT Data, Dimensions Data, Computer Sciences Corporation and DXC Technology were all victims of Chinese cyber attacks.

According to the Reuters report, the global hacking campaign is known as "Cloud Hopper," and is believed to have been going on for years. The report says Chinese hacking group APT 10 or Advanced Persistent Threat 10, carried out the attacks for the Chinese Ministry of State Security.

Reuters reports that they did this by sending out a phishing email to trick company employees into downloading malware or giving out their passwords. Once gaining access to clientele networks, hackers identified commercially sensitive data to encrypt and exfiltrate.

In a statement to Reuters, China denied the accusations and said: "The Chinese government has never in any form participated in or supported any person to carry out the theft of commercial secrets."


RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. A Chinese Ministry of State Security logo and eight computers all being connected
2. A computer, a calendar and the Chinese Ministry of State Security logo
3. How the cyber attacks were carried out
4. Data being exfiltrated from a computer

VOICEOVER (in English):
"In a detailed report by Reuters, hackers from China's Ministry of State Security were said to be breaking into eight different computer service providers around the world."

"Citing sources familiar with the case, Reuters reports, this was an attempt to steal commercial secrets from the service providers' clients."

"The report says the global hacking campaign is known as 'Cloud Hopper,' and is believed to have been going on for years."

"According to Reuters, Chinese hacking group APT 10 or Advanced Persistent Threat 10, carried out the attacks for the Chinese Ministry of State Security."

"They are said to have done this by sending out a phishing email to trick company employees into downloading malware or giving out their passwords."

"Once access to networks was acquired, hackers identified commercially sensitive data to encrypt and exfiltrate."

SOURCES: Reuters,
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-cloudhopper-companies-exc/exclusive-china-hacked-eight-major-computer-services-firms-in-years-long-attack-idUSKCN1TR1D4?utm_source=reddit.com
https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-cyber-cloudhopper/