India targeted through cyber intrusions by RedFoxtrot linked to Chinese military

RedFoxtrot predominantly targets aerospace and defense, government, telecommunications, mining, and research organizations in India among other countries

AgenciesUpdated: Friday, June 18, 2021, 02:02 AM IST
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New Delhi: Active since 2014, RedFoxtrot predominantly targets aerospace and defense, government, telecommunications, mining, and research organizations in India among other countries.

The other countries are Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, aligning with the operational remit of PLA Unit 69010.

Insikt Group identified specific ties between RedFoxtrot's activity and the Chinese military intelligence apparatus, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 69010 within the Strategic Support Force (SSF), offering a rare glimpse into SSF operations since the PLA's restructuring in 2015.

Recorded Future's large-scale, automated network traffic analytics and expert analysis detected intrusions targeting sectors across bordering Asian countries.

Active since 2014, RedFoxtrot predominantly targets aerospace and defense, government, telecommunications, mining, and research organizations in Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, aligning with the operational remit of PLA Unit 69010.

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