To predict the target of new Chinese malware, look at the target of new Chinese laws

To predict the targets of new Chinese malware, keep an eye on new Chinese government policies, a threat intelligence analyst suggested at the Black Hat Asia conference on Thursday. In a presentation about an emerging China-nexus modular trojan named “Pangolin8RAT”, Taiwan-based cybersecurity firm TeamT5’s Silvia Yeh noted that attacks on online gambling operators occurred around the same time that China announced action against such outfits.

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