NYT: Spies for Hire: China’s New Breed of Hackers Blends Espionage and Entrepreneurship
Thu August, 2021, Age: 2 years
China has a web of front companies controlled by China’s secretive state security ministry, seeking writers of research reports and hacking computers from the United States to Cambodia to Saudi Arabia, seeking sensitive government data as well as less-obvious spy stuff. The accusations appear to reflect an increasingly aggressive campaign by Chinese government hackers and a pronounced shift in their tactics, which is increasingly reaching beyond its own ranks to recruit from a vast pool of private-sector talent.
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