Media Reports Security Breach Within African Union’s Network by Chinese Hackers

Employees of the African Union (AU) found out that a group of suspected Chinese hackers was stealing footage from the security cameras of the international organization.

Employees of the African Union (AU) found out that a group of suspected Chinese hackers was stealing footage from the security cameras of the international organization.

After receiving a tip from Japanese cyber researchers, AU’s technology staffers were baffled to discover that a group of suspected Chinese hackers, referred to as “Bronze President”, has tampered with the system of many servers in the basement of an administrative annex to gain unauthorized access to surveillance footage within AU’s campus in Addis Ababa.

According to the five-page internal memo of the international organization reviewed by the Reuters news agency, the affected cameras of the security breach covered “AU offices, parking areas, corridors, and meeting rooms.”

It said that AU technicians were able to interrupt the flow of data for the security breach, but they were not able to determine the “quantity and value of the data” that have been stolen in the security breach.

However, they also said that it is possible for the hackers to rig the server systems again, saying they are “still weak to prevent another attack.”


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