Asia a hot spot for state-sponsored cyber attacks

About a third of advanced persistent threat activities detected early this year were based in Asia, said IT firm Kaspersky Lab.
About a third of advanced persistent threat activities detected early this year were based in Asia, said IT firm Kaspersky Lab. PHOTO: REUTERS

They have funny names like EmissaryPanda and IronHusky, but the damage inflicted by these hacker groups is no laughing matter.

Predictions by IT security experts that 2018 would be the year of state-sponsored cyber attacks have come true, with Asia a hot spot in particular for these sophisticated attacks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Asia a hot spot for state-sponsored cyber attacks'. Print Edition | Subscribe