China (APT10): Chinese hackers belonging to the group APT10 have been linked to series of attacks that targeted major tech giants around the globe. From 2014-2017, there were series of attacks which were detected by these companies and all are reoccurring. The campaign, which was named “Cloud Hopper,” was targeting the cloud computing services that these technology firms use. The group targeted the weaknesses in the cloud and took advantage of the western companies by exploiting their vulnerabilities. This campaign was the subject of a December indictment of two Chinese nationals linked to the hacking campaign. During the procedures, the case did not state all of the companies that were being targeted in these attacks. Now, the names of all the different companies have been released and they include Hewlett Packard Enterprises, IBM, Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, NTT Data, Dimension Data and Computer Sciences Corporation. Every one of these companies are parent companies to other companies which were also targeted, such as the largest shipbuilder for the US Navy, Huntington Ingalls Industries as well as Sabre, the largest online reservation booking system. The group targeted these companies with the hope of being able to steal industry secrets.
By Akshay Rohatgi and Randy Pargman About this Student Research Project Binary Defense’s mission is