Microsoft Warns of Flax Typhoon Campaign Targeting Taiwan: A Comprehensive Insight


Published on Aug 24, 2023   —   3 min read

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Microsoft has identified a unique pattern of malicious activity, primarily targeting Taiwanese organizations, linked to Flax Typhoon (associated with ETHEREAL PANDA), a Chinese nation-state actor. This campaign's techniques could be replicated globally, necessitating broader awareness. Flax Typhoon aims for espionage and prolonged unauthorized access across various sectors but hasn't acted on final objectives. Microsoft is emphasizing this activity due to potential wider impact. Though visibility into these threats has enabled customer protections, the lack of insight into the actor's full scope drives the need for community awareness. In this post, we detail Flax Typhoon's current campaign, tactics for unauthorized access, and challenges in detection and mitigation.

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