Arrest of top Chinese intelligence officer sparks fears of new Chinese hacking efforts

Top figures in the infosec industry fear that the recent arrest of a top Chinese intelligence officer will spark an increase in cyber-attacks from Chinese hacking groups in the coming months.

These fears were expressed after the US Department of Justice announced the arrest and extradition of Yanjun Xu, a high-ranking director in China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), the country’s counter-intelligence and foreign intelligence agency. Reports from US cyber-security firm Recorded Future, and from shadowy group Intrusion Truth identify the MSS as the Chinese agency in control of China’s cyber-espionage operations.

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