The U.S. findings in December outlined an extensive operation to steal Western intellectual property in order to elevate China’s economic pursuits; however, stopped short of naming victim corporations. A news report on the time recognized two: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM.
Reports revealed that a minimum of six different technology service providers have been compromised: Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, NTT Data, Dimension Information, Laptop Sciences Corporation, and DXC Technology, HPE’s spun-off services arm.
The report identified over a dozen victims who have been clients of the service providers. That list contains Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson, U.S. Navy shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries and a travel reservation program Sabre.
HPE stated it worked “diligently for our prospects to alleviate this strike and protect their data.” DXC mentioned it had “robust security measures in place” to guard itself and clients, neither of which have “witnessed a material impact” because of Cloud Hopper.
NTT Data, Dimension Data, Tata Consultancy Services, Fujitsu, and IBM refused to touch upon the event. IBM has previously mentioned it has no proof that the strikes compromised sensitive corporate information.
Sabre said it had published a cybersecurity incident in 2015 and an investigation concluded no traveler information was reached. A Huntington Ingalls spokesperson mentioned the company is “assured that there was no breach of any HII information” through HPE or DXC.
The Chinese regulators have consistently declined all accusations of involvement in hacking. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Beijing rejected cyber-enabled industrial espionage. “The Chinese government has never in any type took part in or supported any individual to hold out the theft of commercial secrets and techniques,” it stated in a press release.