Enterprise cybersecurity company FireEye said unorganised ‘hacktivism’ attacks as a response to political tensions within and against India, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam and other South-east Asian countries is expected to continue and possibly rise throughout the new year as China and neighbouring countries are still continuing political disputes in the Asia-Pacific region.

New Delhi: Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) groups that have allegedly been creating cyber havoc internationally will shift their focus in 2018 to countries like India and Hong Kong and groups seen as a threat to Beijing’s influence over global markets, enterprise cybersecurity company FireEye said on Thursday.

Hacker groups backed by nation-states are termed as APTs.

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