Flax Typhoon
  • Believed to be the work of the Chinese government
Flax Typhoon is a Chinese threat actor detected operating on the networks of Taiwanese organizations. Flax Typhoon is notable both for using living-off-the-land techniques to establish persistent access to various Taiwanese organizations’ networks and because it appears to only establish persistent access to a network, rather than inflicting damage or stealing information.
Suspected victims
  • Government agencies and education, critical manufacturing, and information technology organizations in Taiwan
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Private sector
  • Civil society