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China hacked 8 globally biggest tech companies during years-long strike


Hackers executing operations on behalf of the Ministry of State Security of the Chinese government infiltrated networks belonging to 8 major global technology service companies and successfully stole commercial secrets off those companies' clients. 'Operation Cloud Hopper' one worldwide scale campaign of cyber espionage made news the first time as Chinese hackers invaded HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) and IBM.


Unfortunately, some other technology providers were also attacked. Among them a tech giant in India namely Tata Consultancy Services, ranked as a premium IT company globally, was included in the hacking spree, which lasted years-long. www.businessinsider.in posted this, June 28, 2019.


According to sources in Reuters, five other companies, which provide technology services, became victims of the hijack. These were Dimension Data, NTT Data, Fujitsu, DXC Technology, the spun-off facilities wing of HPE, and Computer Sciences Corporation.


Adam Bauer spokesman for HPE says the enterprise has been working hard for its clients for countering the hacking assault, as well as safeguarding their information. The company continues to be watchful towards safeguarding against the ever growing cyber-crime threats from government-backed offenders.


Reuters detected 12+ victims that consumed the services of tech companies. Among them Sabre the travel reservation mechanics, Huntington Ingalls the United States Navy shipbuilder, and Ericsson the telecom giant of Sweden are included.


Reuters stated it couldn't determine as to how much damage happened from the campaign, while a lot of victims weren't sure about what information precisely got filched.


Yet assaults during Operation Cloud Hopper educe lessons of concern for tech firms and government officials both exerting towards containing security threats.


It's further evident from the attack that security flaws lay within cloud computing, the widely-accepted practice wherein organizations make contracts with external suppliers to avail data storage and remote PC services.


Erstwhile director Mike Rogers of National Security Agency of USA stated that people who considered the cloud as universal solution weren't really attentive. www.reuters.com posted this, June 26, 2019.


Amidst all aforesaid discussions, China government dismissed its involvement of any kind within the hacking campaign. Its Foreign Ministry stated that the national government at Beijing was totally against industrial espionage over cyber space.


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