The biggest series of cyber attacks – Is it done by China?

mcafee Security experts at McAfee have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks, involving the hacking of the networks of as many as 72 organizations. The victims included the United Nations, governments offices and companies all over the world.

The analysis of the last five years data showed that the victim government offices include that of the countries United States, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Vietnam and Canada. Other organizations like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency, and a number of other companies ranging from defense contractors to high-tech enterprises.

The report point to a "state actor" behind these attacks. Although it doesn’t name the country, but it is told that the evidence points to China.

The 14-page report released on Aug 3, says the operation named "Operation Shady RAT" is tracked back to mid-2006.

Following figures illustrate the distribution of the victims in terms of Country data and type of organization:

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