136) However, it is evident from Mandiant's findings that the goals of APTl's cyber espionage campaign closely paralleled China's economic goals that were proclaimed in March 2011, which further suggests that APT1
is Unit 61398, and its efforts were a state sponsored cyber attack.
Mandiant's recent report on APT1
, describing computer network attacks tied to China, was a watershed event that significantly raised awareness about the threat of state-sponsored computer network intrusions.
It's legit," said APT1
in a second email described by MANDIANT's report that details a two-part spear phishing attack.
130) See Mandiant, APT1
Exposing One of China s Cyber Espionage
Mandiant said a China cyberspying group called APT1
was linked to a staff department of China's 2nd Bureau of the People's Liberation Army.
The Mandiant investigators have identified this unit, which they have named APT1
(for Advanced Persistent Threat 1) as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 61398 in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai.