Chinese hackers infiltrated the Vatican’s computer networks, reports NyTimes.com (July 28). The attack was detected by Recorded Future, a firm based in Somerville, USA.
The series of intrusions began in early May.
One attack was hidden inside a document that appeared to be a legitimate letter from the Vatican to Msgr. Javier Corona Herrera, the chaplain who heads the study mission in Hong Kong.
The letter carried a message from Cardinal Pietro Parolin about Francis' sadness on the death of a bishop. It was linked to malware giving access to the computers of the Hong Kong church offices and the Vatican’s mail servers.
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