CNA Staff, Jul 17, 2020 / 18:00 pm
The Diocese of Hong Kong has been targeted by "spear-phishing" operations from the Chinese government, a technology publication is reporting.
According to ZDNet, hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly attacked officials with the Diocese of Hong Kong with legitimate-looking documents that actually install malware on the user's computer.
Unlike "phishing," which is a widespread, general attempt to trick a user into entering their password on what they think is a legitimate website, "spear-phishing" is specifically targeted at one organization or person.
In this case, the Diocese of Hong Kong is the organization that hackers have been seeking to infiltrate, ZDNet reported.