‘Hurricane Panda’ hackers used Microsoft zero-day, CrowdStrike says
One of the zero-day flaws patched by Microsoft on Tuesday had been used for some time by a group with suspected Chinese government ties that targets technology companies, CrowdStrike’s chief executive said Tuesday.
CEO Dmitri Alperovitch said his CrowdStrike has been battling with the group, which the company dubbed “Hurricane Panda,” on a daily basis since earlier this year.
“They’ve been very persistent actors,” Alperovitch said in a phone interview Tuesday. “We believe with confidence they’re indeed tied to the Chinese government in their objectives.”
Hurricane Panda has targeted technology infrastructure companies, Alperovitch said. He said he could not identify the companies, which use CrowdStrike’s services.