China-based hackers take an interest in Cambodia’s elections


A US-based security researcher has accused China of interfering in Cambodia’s forthcoming national election.

Security vendor FireEye says it has spotted a large-scale Chinese phishing, intrusion, remote access trojan (RAT), and data exfiltration operation targeting the poll.

FireEye attributed the activity to a group dubbed “TEMP.Periscope”, previously more closely associated with targeting American engineering and maritime operations.

The FireEye post says TEMP.Periscope footprints were found on a number of election-related entities in Cambodia: various ministries including the National Election Commission; an MP for the Cambodia National Rescue Party; human rights advocates; two Cambodian diplomats in overseas posts; and multiple media outlets.

 

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Source: The Register.