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China’s Cyberspies Targeting Southeast Asian Government Entities

A sweeping and “highly active campaign” that originally set its sights on Myanmar has broadened its focus to strike a number of targets located in the Philippines. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky first spotted the infections in October 2020, attributed them to a threat actor it tracks as “LuminousMoth” The goal of the attacks is to affect a wide perimeter of targets with the aim of hitting a select few that are of strategic interest, researchers said. About 100 affected victims have been identified in Myanmar, while the number of victims jumped to nearly 1,400 in Philippines.


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