PLA Unit 61486

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PLA Unit 61486 is a People's Liberation Army unit that has been alleged to be a source of cyberattacks, including spear-phishing attacks, as part of a Chinese campaign to steal trade and military secrets from foreign targets.[1][2][3][4]

Prior to being identified as PLA Unit 61486 by the U.S. National Security Agency and its partners, the group had been nicknamed "Putter Panda" by CrowdStrike in reference to its Chinese origins ("panda") and its penchant for targeting golf players ("putter").[1]

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  1. ^ a b Perlroth, Nicole (9 June 2014). "2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Second China unit accused of cyber crime". Financial Times. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Cyber Spies Targeting U.S. Defense, Tech Firms Linked to China's PLA: Report". Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Cyber conflict escalates: Second Chinese PLA hacking group accused -". Defense Systems. Retrieved 18 December 2017.