China-based hacking group behind hundreds of attacks on U.S. companies

Hidden Lynx hacking-for-hire group more sophisticated than others, including using malware targeting zero-day flaws, Symantec says

Computerworld - A group of between 50 and 100 professional hackers operating out of China has been systematically targeting businesses, military and government agencies around the world since at least 2009, security vendor Symantec said in a report released on Tuesday.

The group, called Hidden Lynx, is believed connected to the Operation Aurora espionage campaign of 2010 in which dozens of major companies, including Google and Microsoft, were targeted.

More recently, Hidden Lynx was associated with an attack on security vendor Bit9 earlier this year, and also with numerous "watering hole" attacks against hundreds of organizations in the United States...



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