Nylon Typhoon

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Nylon Typhoon, previously known as NICKEL, is a threat actor that Microsoft actively monitors due to its malicious cyber activities. This group, originally founded in China, is notorious for executing actions with harmful intent, primarily leveraging exploits against unpatched systems to compromise remote access services and appliances. Threat actors such as Nylon Typhoon can range from single individuals to private companies or even government entities, all sharing the common goal of causing digital disruption and harm. Recently, Microsoft has observed Nylon Typhoon conducting a series of intelligence collection operations targeted at China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI is an ambitious infrastructure development and investment project spanning numerous countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa. By targeting this initiative, Nylon Typhoon poses a significant threat to the security and success of these critical infrastructure projects. The cybersecurity industry must remain vigilant in tracking and mitigating the threats posed by groups like Nylon Typhoon. The lack of standard naming conventions within the industry can sometimes complicate these efforts, but the primary focus remains on identifying and neutralizing these threat actors' activities. Microsoft continues to track Nylon Typhoon's movements and strategies, aiming to bolster defenses and ensure the security of systems worldwide.
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Nickel is a notable threat actor, or malicious entity, that has been involved in significant cyber operations. Notably, Nickel targeted government organizations across Latin America and Europe, alongside other nation-state affiliated threat actors such as FIN6 and Emissary Panda. These groups focuse
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DARKReading
9 months ago
A Frontline Report of Chinese Threat Actor Tactics and Techniques