Marriott Hack Evidence Suggest China Involvement
Sources said this week that investigation into the Marriott breach had revealed clues suggesting that hackers backed by the Chinese government were responsible for the incident.
Investigators had reportedly found hacking tools, techniques and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to Chinese hackers. The sources added that the Chinese hackers may have been running a campaign designed to collect information for Beijing’s espionage efforts and not for financial gain.
However, the sources cautioned it may also be possible that somebody else was responsible since other parties also use the same hacking tools, some of which have previously been posted online.