According to a report: Chinese hacker attack on the Vatican

a Few months before the possible renewal of an agreement with Beijing, the Vatican has become, according to one report, the target of a Chinese hacking attack.

According to a report: Chinese hacker attack on the Vatican

a Few months before the possible renewal of an agreement with Beijing, the Vatican has become, according to one report, the target of a Chinese hacking attack. According to Recorded Future, an American company for cyber security, there has been since the beginning of may in a series of unauthorized accesses to the networks of the Holy see and the Catholic diocese of Hong Kong.

Behind the suspicious activities RedDelta to stand, a Chinese state-funded hacker group. The purpose was, according to the on Tuesday to publish a report, to get information about the Vatican's negotiating position with a view on the China agreement and the attitude towards the democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Also, the computer of the diplomatic representative of the Vatican in Hong Kong and the Pontifical missionary Institute in Rome had been attacked, it said further. The Vatican information service Asia news confirmed the presentation on Wednesday and added that also cyber-attacks registered, to have these but shot.

The Chinese foreign Ministry dismissed the report as "baseless speculation".

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 09:19

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