Chinese satellites, like those of its rival North Korea, are increasingly becoming targets of a growing arms race with rival states.
Satellite television provider Chai TV on Monday reported that it had been hit with a cyber attack and a series of attacks in the past week, with the most recent being a large-scale cyber attack.
Chai said the attack occurred on Saturday.
The attacks included an attempted denial of service attack and phishing attacks that tricked people into sending sensitive information, according to the company.
The attack on Chai was the first to be publicly revealed by the Chinese government, and it came amid the country’s ongoing nuclear standoff with North Korea.
China is one of the largest satellite-broadcasting companies in the world.
It has been the target of attacks for years and has been hit by cyber attacks before, including a 2013 hack that forced the company to suspend operations for a few days.
Chayutuan, which is owned by China Satellite Television, said in a statement that it was working with the Chinese authorities to investigate the matter.
In an earlier attack, Chai’s network was hit with malware that targeted several of its mobile apps and services.