specialreportFor the last three months or so, the U.S. government and some of its defense contractors have engaged in a war of shame on China to pressure it to cool its cyber attacks on U.S. targets. The campaign appeared to be yielding results, but it seems that Chinese hackers were only catching their breath.

The notorious Unit 61398, also known as the “Comment Crew,” — an elite cyber unit linked by U.S. security firms to the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) — has renewed its raids on U.S. entities using different techniques, the New York Times has reported.

Cyber security firm Mandiant told the Times that the attacks had been renewed, but would not identify the targets — although it did acknowledge that many of them were the same ones assaulted earlier by the Chinese cyber unit.

Source: InfoWorld