FBI Warns of Back Doors in Chinese Tax Software

illustration with Chinese flag and keyboardThe health care, chemical and finance sectors are in particular danger.

By Rick Richardson

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent an alert last week U.S. companies about back-door malware that is silently being installed on the networks of foreign companies operating in China via government-mandated tax software.

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The back doors allow threat actors to execute unauthorized code, infiltrate networks and steal proprietary data from branches operating in China.