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Researchers at Seculert have discovered a link between spear phishing campaigns targeting Japanese and Chinese journalists, post-Mandiant’s APT1 report, and domains connected to the Aurora attacks on Google and the Shady RAT campaign.
China has been blamed for cyberattacks on every major industrial base in the United States—and even in some corners for the Super Bowl blackout. But most of it has been rampant speculation coupled with the lacing together of a number of loose ends. Examples of the kind of direct attribution to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) presented in a report today by security company Mandiant have been rare.