Unit 61398Independent research company Mandiant today published another study that says an attack is demonized and the ubiquitous “Chinese hackers” for U.S.

IT infrastructure. However, if you still have an investigation, revelations have been largely focused on some “Chinese hackers” that have been positioned as a “thing in itself”, the Mandiant openly suggesting a connection hackers and People’s Liberation Army of China.

According to the report, China’s military operates a so-called “Unit 61398”, engaged in the development and implementation of APT-attack (Advanced Persistent Threat) in the company’s report says that the authors believe the funding “61,398 units” of public money in China is in the unit interests of the Chinese state agencies. To implement the APT-attack unit has sufficient resources, capabilities and knowledge convinced Mandiant.

Mandiant investigation showed that physically “Unit 61398” is based in Pudong – a suburb of Shanghai. The division has its own headquarters area of ​​over 12,000 square meters. In Mandiant say that in China “Unit 61398” – is a state secret and not one of the official authorities did not recognize the existence of “61,398 units”, and do not tell anything about his activities. Similarly, a few decades ago, the U.S. acted against the agency NSA. Continue reading