Belgium denigrates China for malicious cyber attacks
Belgium has harshly criticized China’s malicious cyberattacks against its federal ministries and called on Beijing to take steps to investigate the matter, media reports said.
Belgium has harshly criticized China’s malicious cyber attacks against its federal ministries and called for Beijing to take steps to investigate problemmedia reports said.
The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused China about cyberattacks against federal and interior ministries.
“Belgium strongly condemns these malicious cyber attacks, which violate the state’s standards of responsible conduct recognized by all. United Nation Brussels Times reported.
It added that cyberattacks against the Belgian Government “have significantly affected our sovereignty, our democracy, our security and our society”.
Belgian Network security Previously, the Center claimed that its attacks against the Interior Department were carried out with intelligence-gathering ambitions.
Notably, the Chinese hackers had access to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for two years. In 2021, attacks on the Department of Defense caused the Department’s network to be cut off from the Internet for weeks, and Department employees were unable to contact via email.
Belgian media accused the country’s Ministry of Defense of not having enough cybersecurity protocols after the country bought hundreds of dollars Huawei wifi router in early 2022. Huawei The device is seen as a security threat with various governments, including in the UK, deciding to ban the company from deploying 5G due to concerns about Chinese security breaches, according to the media portal.
In addition, the Belgian Ministry of Defense has purchased video surveillance equipment from Chinese companies, Hikvision and Dahua, which have malfunctions in their systems and can be easily hacked.
Meanwhile, Chinese hackers, allegedly sent emails with malware links to scientists and engineers at several Russian military research and development institutes on March 23 in an attempt to for the purpose of obtaining important data about the country’s security system.
The emails, allegedly sent by the Russian Health Ministry and containing seemingly tantalizing information about a “list of people sanctioned by the US for invading Ukraine” were actually sent by state-sponsored hackers in the country. China seeks to entice their Russian targets to download and open. One document contained malware, the New York Times said, citing a report by Israeli-American cybersecurity company Check Point.
Check Point research shows that despite deepening ties between the countries, China appears to consider Russia a legitimate target for the theft of sensitive military technology information, the report said.
The report provides new evidence of China’s efforts to spy on Russia, pointing to the complexity of relations between the two countries that have drawn closer together in solidarity against the US.
It also highlights the increasingly sophisticated and sophisticated tactics that Chinese cyber spies have used to gather information on an ever-expanding range of targets, including countries that they consider friends, as Russia, the New York Times reported.
The Check Point report said that Chinese espionage began as early as July 2021, before Russia invaded Ukraine. Emails in March revealed that Chinese hackers were quick to exploit narratives about the war in Ukraine for their own purposes.