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Amnesty says Hong Kong office hit by China-linked cyber attack

Amnesty International last week said that state-backed Chinese hackers have targeted it’s Hong Kong office in a years-long campaign. The attack was discovered in March of this year, after which “[c]yber forensic experts were able to establish links between the infrastructure used in this attack and previously reported APT campaigns associated with the Chinese government,” Amnesty International said.

The organization has not named a specific advanced persistent threat (APT) group, but is planning to release a detailed report in the near future. The campaign seems to have mainly involved cyber espionage, since Amnesty described it as an attempt to “harvest information and obstruct our human rights work.”

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