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An American cyber security company revealed, on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, that a group of hackers suspected of being linked to China penetrated mobile phone networks around the world, and used specialized tools to access records of phone conversations and text messages with telecommunications companies.Crowdstrike said the group, which it called Light Basin, has been in operation since at least 2016, but has been more recently spotted, using tools that were among the most advanced to be discovered.CrowdStrike's senior vice president, Adam Myers, said his company collected this information by responding to incidents in several countries that he refused to report.On Tuesday, the company published technical details to allow other companies to verify similar attacks.Unfamiliar toolsMyers also added that the programs can retrieve specific data without interruption, adding, "I've never seen such tools designed for this purpose."Myers explained that his team does not accuse the Chinese government of directing the attacks through the hacking group, but he said that the attacks have links to China, including encryption based on the (Pinyin) phonetic system for writing the Chinese language in romanization, in addition to other techniques that referred to previous attacks by it. Chinese government.It is noteworthy that the United States had officially accused China of trying to hack research by American health institutions and centers on a vaccine against the emerging corona virus.But Beijing denied the attempt of Chinese hackers to steal US research data on the development of Corona vaccines.Security experts had pointed out, during the month of March 2021, that "tens of thousands" of companies and government agencies using Microsoft e-mail were victims of a Chinese hacking operation.In this context, reports indicated that the Chinese spy agency of the People's Army began searching for "talents" in the private sector, away from its traditional methods of employment.It is worth noting that the American cybersecurity specialist, Brian Krebs, had announced last May that tens of thousands of companies, municipalities and local institutions in the United States were subjected to a cyber attack, carried out by a group of hackers supported by the Chinese state, according to him.

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