China accuses US group ‘Equation’ of targeting Chinese government organizations
A team of researchers from China’s Pangu Lab alleged on Wednesday that the US-based “Equation” group was targeting the Chinese government organization with malware named Bvp47. According to Global Times, the Qi’an Pangu laboratory in Beijing has deciphered all the technical details of the connection between the US backdoor – Operation Telescreen (Bvp47) and the attacking organization – Equation.
According to Pangu Labs, it is a high-level backdoor created by “Equation”, a high-class hacker organization affiliated with the US National Security Agency (NSA). This is the first time that a Chinese researcher has publicly exposed the full chain of technical evidence for the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack of the American group “Equation”.
According to researchers, “Operation Telescreen” (Bvp47) has been raging around the world for more than a decade, massively invading 45 countries and regions including China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Spain, India. Italy, etc., involving 287 target institutions. Among them, Japan, as a victim, also served as a springboard to launch attacks against targets in other countries, local media reported.
The backdoor has been used against organizations in the telecommunications, higher education, military, science and economic development sectors in North America, Europe and Asia, Pangu Lab said. (ANI)
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