Targeting of Australian, Malaysian, and European organizations and organizations operating in and around the South China Sea.
Date of report
  • August 2022
APT 40 launched an espionage campaign targeting Australian, European, and Asian organizations involved in maintaining and producing wind turbines in the South China Sea, as well as Malaysian organizations working in the Kasawari gas field.
Suspected victims
  • Australian, Canadian, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, and Taiwanese organizations involved in wind turbine maintenance and production, as well as Malaysian oil and gas refineries.
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response