By now, most cybersecurity analysts know the term “hot spot.”
Hot spots are places where hackers can go to look for vulnerabilities in their system, and they’re typically located in China.
This summer, however, security researchers noticed a new security vulnerability in the China-based cybersecurity firm Beijing Technology Group (BTG), and they were looking for ways to find it.
In fact, they were trying to steal data.
That’s when they discovered the company’s cloud servers were located in Romania.
And BTG had already been under attack from Chinese hackers, who were able to compromise its systems.
They also discovered the companies’ data was stored in Romania, and that BTG itself had been hacked by a Chinese cybercrime group called CyberGhost.
In the end, the researchers were able see where the company was storing its data, and were able extract data from the company, which included email addresses, IP addresses, and phone numbers.
The company, however was able to get the data back without anyone knowing.
BTG has denied that the company ever sent data to China.
BTW is owned by Beijing Telecom Group, which is owned, at the time, by Beijing’s state-owned telecoms company, China Unicom.
Beijing Telecom has not commented on the hack, but in a statement to National Review, the company said it was working with the U.S. and other countries to “disrupt cybercrime and cybersecurity threats.”
China Unicomm denied the claim that the firm had ever sent any data to Beijing, and in a press release issued today, the telecoms giant said it “has not received any information or information that BTW has sent data in the last few days.”
BTG said in a response to the breach that it was unable to comment on the matter.