Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report [PDF], which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People’s Liberation Army of China.
In its report, Mandiant says it believes it has traced a series of attacks back to the Pudong New Area on the outskirts of Shanghai, the same location as a 130,663 square foot PLA facility known as “Unit 61398.”
Unit 61398 staff are said to have been trained in computer security, and are required to be proficient in the English language.
The report has caught the attention of the world’s media, after The New York Times published a detailed story about the report.
Unit 61398: A Chinese Cyber Espionage Unit on the Outskirts of Shanghai? | DFI News.