A new research report has shed light on a string of cyberattacks carried out on numerous telecommunication companies across the world. The report, published by security firm Cybereason, provides details on how the threat actors used various tools and techniques in their stealth attacks against networks of these organizations since 2017. The attacks are said to have compromised networks of companies in over 30 countries and were aimed at obtaining information related to high-profile individuals.
It was also revealed that the attacks were likely linked to the infamous threat actor APT10 aka MenuPass group. On the other hand, the names of the companies affected in these attacks were not disclosed.
Likely involvement of APT10
Cybereason researchers believe that the threat actors might be the Chinese-based APT10 behind these attacks. “Having found multiple similarities to previous attacks, it is our estimation that the threat actor behind these attacks is likely linked to APT10, or at the very least, to a threat actor that shares tools, techniques, motive and infrastructural preferences with those of APT10,” the researchers wrote in the report.