US security company FireEye has denied a claim aired in a new book that it hacked into laptops owned by Chinese military hackers. It’s common knowledge that prior to its acquisition by FireEye, the security concern Mandiant brought the Chinese operation known as APT1 undone. In its 2013 report, the company attributed espionage against 141 companies in 20 industries to APT in attacks dating back to 2006. Its report said APT1 operated closely to People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, and had similar “mission, capabilities, and resources”.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register