SINGAPORE (Aug 15): With Malaysia’s new government calling for the renegotiation of certain Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) project terms, security company FireEye is expecting heightened espionage activity against Malaysian organisations.

It was last reported in July that Malaysia had already suspended the construction of its major Belt and Road rail project while it seeks to renegotiate the terms of its US$14 billion rail deal with Chinese partners.

Based on the findings of FireEye’s application-based cyber threat intelligence platform, iSIGHT Intelligence, BRI is expected to be a driver of regional cyber threat activity and potentially involve cyber espionage related to the initiative, including the emergence of new groups and nation-state actors.

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