Vietnamese Cyberspies Targeted BMW and Hyundai – A Report

Vietnamese Cyberspies

Bayerischer Rundfunk, a German broadcaster, says BMW and Hyundai have been targeted by Vietnam Cyberspies-espionage. It is believed by many that the cyber spies are associated with the government of Vietnam.

According to the report, hackers have gained access to BMW systems in 2019 spring. The German carmaker decided to monitor the attackers’ activities and only took the impacted devices offline a week back.

The attack involves a fake BMW Thailand website, and the hackers leveraged Cobalt Strike, a popular tool used by the red teams and penetration testers. No evidence is found yet if the hackers gained access to BMW’s primary data centre in Munich. A similar campaign has also allegedly targeted Hyundai- although there is less information available on this; it also involves a fake website.

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