The hibernating cluster wakes up to map the entire Internet – but what could it be up to?

Chinese state-sponsored actors are apparently mapping the entire Internet, but it’s difficult to determine why. Some media speculate that it may be in preparation for a large-scale cyber attack.

Cybersecurity researchers at Infoblox recently reported that an activity cluster known as Muddling Meerkat has suddenly woken up. This activity was first noticed in 2019, after which it lay dormant until September last year.