CHINESE HACKERS ACCUSED OF CAMBODIAN ELECTION SPYING
The Chinese espionage group TEMP.Periscope, which has previously been accused of targeting US defence and engineering firms with South China Sea interests, has been making moves in Cambodia ahead of the 29 July election, alleged US cybersecurity outfit FireEye. The hackers have been targeting Cambodian government ministries, and media and human rights groups. "We expect this activity to provide the Chinese government with widespread visibility into Cambodian elections and government operations," said a FireEye rep. "The compromises fit the overall MO of Chinese espionage in that they gather up all the information that they can." Targets included the daughter of Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, an opposition party dissolved by the ruling Cambodian People's Party. "I hope the Cambodian government will find this disturbing too and that they are reminded it's important not to fall under the influence of one particular country, where our interests are compromised," she said.