Chinese army unit tied to hacks on U.S.
Earlier this year, when the New York Times reported that it had been the target of hacksfrom China, the paper noted that the attacks were likely connected to the Chinese military. On Tuesday, the Times reported that, based on evidence confirmed by U.S. intelligence officials, there is "little doubt" that "an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies" originate from one People’s Liberation Army unit based in the outskirts of Shanghai.
A study released Tuesday by U.S. security firm Mandiant identified PLA Unit 61398 as the most likely perpetrators of the hacks. Mandiant had been tracking hacks perpetrated by the so-called "Comment Crew" for over six years before concluding that the hackers were part of Unit 61398. Via the Times: