A cyberespionage group known for targeting diplomatic and government institutions has branched out into many other industries, including aviation, broadcasting and finance, researchers warn.

Known as Patchwork, or Dropping Elephant, the group stands out not only through its use of simple scripts and ready-made attack tools, but also through its interest in Chinese foreign relations.

The group’s activities were documented earlier this month by researchers from Kaspersky Lab, who noted in their analysis that China’s foreign relations efforts appear to represent the main interest of the attackers.

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