DHS aware of ongoing APT attacks on cloud service providers

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert today about “ongoing” cyber-attacks against managed service providers –a term used to describe online cloud-based services.

The DHS believes the attacks are being carried out by advanced persistent threats (APTs), a generic term used by the cyber-security industry to describe cyber-espionage and hacking units under the control and operating under the supervision of foreign governments. According to security experts, the attacks are most likely linked to APT10, a Chinese cyber-espionage group, also known as Red Apollo, Stone Panda, POTASSIUM, or MenuPass.

Read more about the US DHS alert regarding APT attacks on ZDNet.