UK-based think tanks frequently targeted by Chinese hackers in 2017

A number of think tanks in the UK that specialise in discussing issues pertaining to defence and international security were hacked by Chinese hackers last year, security firm Crowdstrike has revealed.

Aside from targeting UK-based think tanks, Chinese hackers also targeted law firms, universities, and technology firms across the globe last year.

In its global threat report for 2018, security firm Crowdstrike revealed that a number of influential think thanks in the UK were targeted by Chinese hackers since April last year, with some of them succeeding. The firm added that it had been contacted by several think tanks who wanted the firm to investigate such attacks.