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China’s Belt and Road project (BRI) is a driver of regional cyber threat activity

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Security experts have observed increasing cyber espionage activity related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative(BRI).

The alarm was launched by the experts from cybersecurityfirms FireEye and Recorded Future.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development project for the building of an infrastructure connecting countries in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

For this reason, the project is considered strategic for almost any intelligence Agency.

FireEye defined it as a “driver of regional cyber threat activity”, experts warn of a spike in espionage operations aimed at gathering info in the project.

Cyber spies are already targeting organizations from various sectors that are involved in the project.

“Cyber espionage activity related to the initiative will likely include the emergence of new groups and nation-state actors. Given the range of geopolitical interests affected by this endeavor, it may be a driver of emerging nation-state...(continued)

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