The representatives of the company Positive Technologies reported that the hacker group APT31, known for its attacks on state structures of different countries, attacked Russian companies for the first time. A number of experts associate the APT31 group, which also appears under the names Hurricane Panda and Zirconium, with the Chinese special services.
The representative of Positive Technologies did not disclose the number of attacked companies and their names, as well as the damage caused. He explained it by the confidentiality policy.
According to Positive Technologies experts, since the spring of 2021, APT31 has begun to expand the geography of attacks and use a new method of hacking and infecting gadgets.