Hackers in China took aim at five European ministries in the lead-up to the G20 summit in September, according to a new report.
Research by security firm FireEye reveals that Chinese hackers sent e-mails to staff of the foreign ministries with files laced with malware, reported Reuters on Tuesday. When recipients opened those files, malicious code was loaded on to their computers, according to the report. The hackers where then able to move across affected machines and perform recon before the international summit, said FireEye.
Just before the two-day G20 summit kicked off in St. Petersburg, Russia, the hackers moved … Read more