Foreign Hackers Stole Information From Defense Contractors, Researchers Say
(Worthy News) – Foreign hackers are suspected of breaching several organizations, including defense contractors, and accessing sensitive information, according to a report by cybersecurity researchers.
Hackers stole documents from at least nine entities in the technology, defense, healthcare, energy and education industries after first breaching the organizations in September, according to research conducted by Palo Alto Networks. Researchers were not yet sure of the identities of the hackers but said they verified that several methods and tools used in the breaches are similar to those used by suspected Chinese hackers.
“Ultimately, the actor was interested in stealing credentials, maintaining access and gathering sensitive files from victim networks for exfiltration,” the researchers wrote. [ Source: Daily Caller (Read More…) ]