The group, known as Putter Panda, "is believed to hack into victim companies throughout the world in order to steal corporate trade secrets, primarily relating to the satellite, aerospace and communication industries," according to an undated report from the company.
The hacking unit is likely part of the 12th
"When you look at the patent denials that came back from the Chinese government that they don't engage in theft of trade secrets, it's just false,"
"Instead of reflecting on its own mistakes, the American side has intensified its behavior. I don't think this is very constructive."
The US indictment against officials from Unit 61398 led
Tracking for years
The CrowdStrike report isn't likely to produce as aggressive a reaction from Chinese authorities as the indictment,
CrowdStrike was tracking the hacking group for several years and decided after the indictment of the Chinese officers to publish a report on their findings, to call attention to the breadth of the military's actions, said Kurtz.
Some hackers were identified from clues they left inside their attack code.
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