A report has revealed that a secret group of military hackers from China, allegedly behind industry attacks, resumed the illegal activity about one month after they were exposed in February, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Deborah Charles and Paul Eckert write the People’s Liberation Army unit 61398 was identified in Mandiant‘s and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission’s draft report, despite the denial of the Defense Ministry of China.
Reuters reports the Shanghai-based unit was suspected of hacking into businesses in the U.S., Britain and Canada.
The unit tried to access merger and acquisitionÂ informationÂ and email correspondence of senior staff.
“There are no indications the public exposure of Chinese cyber espionage in technical detail throughout 2013 has led China to change its attitude toward the use of cyber espionage to steal proprietary economic and trade information,” the commission said in the report to Congress.