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China-linked hackers breached defence companies: Symantec

San Francisco, June 20: A new attack campaign originating from computers in China has infiltrated satellite communications, telecoms, geospatial imaging, and defence organisations in the US and Southeast Asia, warns cybersecurity giant Symantec. The latest campaign is being conducted by the Thrip group, security researchers at Symantec said on Tuesday. “This is likely espionage,” Greg Clark, Symantec CEO, said in a statement. “Alarmingly, the group seems keenly interested in telecom, satellite operators, and defence companies. We stand ready to work with appropriate authorities to address this serious threat,” Clark added. Symantec said it has been monitoring Thrip since 2013, and has discovered new tools and techniques used by the group in this most recent set of attacks. (IANS)