Targeting of Russian military officials
Date of report
  • April 2022
Chinese threat actor Mustang Panda targeted Russian government computer systems with PlugX malware. The malware was disguised in a malicious file masquerading as a PDF, which was named after a Russian border guard unit.
Suspected victims
  • Russian officials’ computer systems
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Military
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown