By Cao Siqi Published: Feb 23, 2022 02:08 PM Updated: Feb 23, 2022 11:54 PM
An elite hacking group under the US National Security Agency (NSA) was found to have been creating an advanced and covert backdoor which has been used to monitor 45 countries and regions for over a decade, the Global Times learned from a Beijing-based cybersecurity lab exclusively on Wednesday.
Experts from Qi An Pangu lab said on Wednesday they have declassified the full technical details and organizational links of “Telescreen” (Bvp47), a top-of-the-line backdoor created by Equation – an elite hacking group affiliated with the NSA.
This is the first time that Chinese cybersecurity experts have publicly exposed the complete chain of technical evidence about the advanced persistent threat (APT) attack launched by Equation.
Experts from the lab told the Global Times that the “Telescreen” has been raging around the world for more than a decade, infiltrating 45 countries and regions including China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Spain and Italy, and involving 287 important institutional targets. Japan, though a victim itself, has also been used as a springboard to launch attacks on targets in other countries and regions.
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