Targeting of German companies
Date of report
  • January 2022
The Chinese group Emissary Panda installed malware inside the corporate networks of German companies. The actor may have attempted to steal business secrets and intellectual property, target customers, and use its access to the companies’ networks to conduct a supply chain attack. 
Suspected victims
  • German companies
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response