China’s FortiGate attacks more extensive than first thought

June 13, 2024


The Netherlands’ cybersecurity agency (NCSC) says the previously reported attack on the country’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) was far more extensive than previously thought.

The NCSC first published details of a Chinese state-sponsored malware campaign in February, but has continued to investigate the case along with the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). The attackers were using stealthy malware the NCSC calls Coathanger after targeting FortiGate boxes.

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