Targeting of semiconductor manufacturing firms in East Asia
Date of report
  • October 2023
  • Emissary Panda
Emissary Panda launched phishing attacks against Chinese-speaking semiconductor firms in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. The attack used malicious documents ostensibly from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, which, when downloaded, installed a malware dropper unique to Emissary Panda.
Suspected victims
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response