- Believed to be responsible for the targeting of South Korean actors prior to the meeting of Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un. Affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security. Also known as Tick.
Japan announced a formal link between the threat actor Tick and Chinese intelligence, saying that it was responsible for a series of attacks in Japan. Tick has been active since at least 2008 and has primarily targeted Japan and South Korea. This threat actor targets organizations in the finance, defense, aerospace, technology, health-care, and automotive sectors and media organizations in East Asia for the purpose of espionage.
- South Korea
Suspected state sponsor
- Private sector
- Civil society