Targeting of German pharmaceutical and technology firms
Date of report
  • January 2022
The Chinese group APT27 was detected launching attacks starting in 2021 against German companies. The attacks were primarily directed at technology and pharmaceutical firms. The group stole trade secrets and intellectual property and also aimed to use its access in certain companies to launch spear-phishing attacks against other targets.  
Suspected victims
  • Pharmaceutical and technology companies in Germany
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown