Reports of two cybersecurity companies, Profhero and Security Joes, talk about attacks performed by Chinese hackers. It is believed that they work for the state and one of the possible causes of attacks is an attempt to prevent online gambling.
The reports speak of recent attacks on five not named operators by a group of hackers, known as APT27 (Emissary Panda). They captured access to operators servers and demanded a ransom, a total of $ 100 million.in Bitcoins. However, the redemption in no case was paid, and the companies were able to restore lost data.
It is reported that the APT27 has been engaged in corporate spying. Perhaps due to the intensification of the fight against online gembling in China, they were transferred to gambling. There is another opinion that this does not make the Chinese themselves, but North Korea, who is trying to disguise under China.