Cyber-warfare specialists serving with the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard engage in weekend training at Warfield Air National Guard Base in 2017. Cyber Command addressed on Twitter new variants of China’s Taidor malware, which has been compromising systems since 2008. (U.S. Air Force J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Wielding a new remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed Taidoor, Chinese government-supported hackers are behind a series of cyberespionage campaigns.

Although it offered no details on the possible targets, CISA warned of the malware variants, noting that “the FBI has high confidence that Chinese government actors are using [them] in conjunction with proxy servers to maintain a presence on victim networks and to further network exploitation.”

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