China-based hackers used Microsoft’s TechNet for attacks

May 15, 2015

Via: hacker

has taken steps to stop a China-based hacking group from using its TechNet website as part of its attack infrastructure, according to vendor FireEye.

The group, which FireEye calls APT (advanced persistent threat) 17, is well-known for attacks against defense contractors, law firms, U.S. government agencies and technology and mining companies. TechNet is highly trafficked website that has technical documentation for Microsoft products.

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