Researchers Link Disparate Chinese Hacking Groups

The Chinese government appears to have centralized control over several hacking groups previously believed to be separate threat actors, the BlackBerry Cylance Threat Intelligence security researchers say. 

The investigation into the activity of these groups was triggered by a recent Area 1 report (PDF) suggesting that Chinese groups were able to compromise diplomatic cables belonging to the European Union and accessed sensitive information belonging to the United Nations. 

Over 100 additional organizations (including foreign and finance ministries, think-tanks and trade unions) were apparently ha ..