Targeting of European government trade departments
Date of report
  • December 2022
Chinese operators sent phishing emails disguised as memos on migration and trade policy to several different European governments. The campaign ran from September to November 2022 and utilized a new version of the modular PlugX malware.
Suspected victims
  • European government departments focused on trade and migration policy
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response