The official Five-Year Plans laid out by the government of the People’s Republic of China guide Chinese hackers’ attack campaigns and could be related to the recent burst of breaches at American health insurers, according to researchers at CrowdStrike.
When the Community Health Systems breach of 4.5 million patients’ PII was attributed to Chinese attackers in August 2014, it raised eyebrows because at the time it didn’t fit the Chinese hackers’ profile at all. Since then, Chinese sources have been blamed for similar breaches at Anthem, CareFirst, andPremera Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurers. The trend caused some security researchers to posit that these PII thefts were just the first stage of some other attacks, and that the true targets and objectives were not yet known.
Original Source: Dark Rading
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