TeamViewer, a German software company specializing in remote access and desktop sharing software, announced that it suffered an attack, presumably from a Chinese hacking group, in 2016. According to the company, the attack was discovered and stopped at the time, with no evidence of damage or compromise found.
The attackers used Winnti, a backdoor Trojan known to have been developed and used by groups located in China. Now used by multiple Chinese hacking groups, the software is considered a reliable indicator that the attack originated within China.
Prior to the Winnti attack, TeamViewer saw a campaign of attacks against user accounts among its customers. The German publication Der Spiegel reported that the Winnti campaign was active against and inside TeamViewer since 2014, a claim that TeamViewer rejected.
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