Targeting of subsidiaries of global companies
Date of report
  • September 2023
BlackTech, a Chinese threat actor, targeted public- and private-sector organizations, including industrial, technology, media, electronics, and telecommunications companies. It attacked the poorly secured systems of subsidiary companies and then escalated access to the parent companies’ network, sometimes by compromising the firmware of routers.
Suspected victims
  • Multinational corporations based in the United States and East Asia
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response