China-Backed Hackers Exploit Fortinet Flaw, Infecting 20,000 Systems Globally

China-Backed Hackers Exploit Fortinet Flaw, Infecting 20,000 Systems Globally


State-sponsored threat actors backed by China gained access to 20,000 Fortinet FortiGate systems worldwide by exploiting a known critical security flaw between 2022 and 2023, indicating that the operation had a broader impact than previously known.
“The state actor behind this campaign was already aware of this vulnerability in FortiGate systems at least two months before Fortinet disclosed the

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