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Chinese government hackers suspected of moonlighting for profit

FireEye researchers have discovered that members of the notorious Chinese state-backed cyber espionage group APT41 are making money on the side by carrying out ransomware campaigns targeting game companies as well as other financially-motivated attacks.

Sandra Joyce of FireEye says that “APT41 is unique among the China-Nexus actors we track in that it uses tools typically reserved for espionage campaigns in what appears to be activity for personal gain.”

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