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China Set Traps To Capture Dangerous NSA Cyberattack Weapons: New Report

A new report by Check Point indicates that Chinese state-backed hackers set deliberate traps to steal the NSA-linked cyber weapons that were leaked by the mysterious Shadow Brokers group in 2017. Earlier this year, Symantec already found evidence that Chinese cyber espionage group Buckeye (aka APT3, UPS Team, Gothic Panda, and TG-0110) had been using DoublePulsar, a hacking tool developed by the US National Security Agency, over one year before the Shadow Brokers leak.

According to Check Point researcher Mark Lechtik “the Chinese want the same capabilities as the US,” namely “to infiltrate victim machines through exploitation—but they want to be equal not by investing, but by cheating.”

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