The FBI has recently issued a warning to U.S. companies that potential Chinese state-sponsored hackers have unleashed another wave of cyberattacks - and it appears targeting customers and conducting cyber espionage are the top two goals. The memo sent to corporations warns them who is suspected of targeting them, and the methods they are using to gain access.
"The FBI has recently observed online intrusions that we attribute to Chinese government affiliated actors," said Josh Campbell, FBI spokesperson. "Private sector security firms have also identified similar intrusions and have released defensive information related to those intrusions."
The threat of foreign-based cyberattacks is nothing new, but the hackers - largely sponsored by governments - have continued to evolve their attack strategies. Trying to stifle their success has proven to be extremely difficult, while millions of U.S. citizens have been caught in the cross fire.