Friday, January 13, 2017

Publications Help Identify PLA Units with Cyber Missions

Military reform efforts in China has led to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) units being assigned cyber missions. Order of battle analysis indicates there are three Chinese military units involved in cyber operations against foreign networks. All three are subordinated to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Staff Third Department. Research into publications from officers in these units helps confirm earlier assessments as to which units have cyber missions...READ MORE

Publication Date: 3 January 2016
Handling Requirements: Traffic light protocol (TLP) AMBER
Attribution/Threat Actors: Criminal or state actors who are organized, highly technical, proficient, well-funded professionals working in teams to discover new vulnerabilities and develop exploits. 
Actor Type: Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier IV
Industries Targeted: U.S. Government, Department of Defense, U.S. defense contractor, and other U.S. corporate networks.
Past Reporting: Red Sky Alliance: DOC-4556

The full report may be viewed in the Red Sky Alliance as DOC-4592. 
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