• Also known as Bronze Butler, RedBaldKnight, TempTick, and TAG-74
Japan announced a formal link between the threat actor Tick and Chinese intelligence, saying that it was responsible for a series of attacks in Japan. Tick has been active since at least 2008 and has primarily targeted Japan and South Korea. This threat actor targets organizations in the finance, defense, aerospace, technology, health-care, and automotive sectors and media organizations in East Asia for the purpose of espionage. 
Suspected victims
  • Japan
  • China
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Mitsubishi Group
  • Russian Federation
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector