Telecommunications


  • An Investigation Into SS7 Exploitation Services On The Dark Web

    November 17, 2021

    In this latest investigative article SOS intelligence researchers will be taking a look at alleged SS7 exploitation services on the Dark Web and diving into their credibility using SOS Intelligence analytics toolkit. SS7 Significance & Background Signalling System 7 is a telecommunications protocol adopted internationally that defines how the network elements in a public switched telephone network ...

  • New Zealand spooks say satellite snooping is obsolete – better intel is found elsewhere

    November 11, 2021

    New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) – the nation’s signals intelligence and infosec agency – will retire its Waihopai satellite communications interception station because it’s no longer needed. “The nature of telecommunications has changed, and other needs and capabilities have overtaken the sort of satellite communication interception that has been done at Waihopai,” said Andrew ...

  • Telnyx is the latest VoIP provider hit with DDoS attacks

    November 10, 2021

    Telnyx is the latest VoIP telephony provider targeted with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, causing worldwide outages since yesterday. Telnyx is a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company that provides worldwide telephony services over the Internet, including in the Americas, EMEA, APAC, and Australia regions. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Meet Lyceum: Iranian hackers targeting telecoms, ISPs

    November 9, 2021

    Researchers have provided a deep dive into the activities of Lyceum; an Iranian threat group focused on infiltrating the networks of telecoms companies and internet service providers (ISPs). Lyceum, also known as Hexane, Siamesekitten, or Spirlin, has been active since 2017. The advanced persistent threat (APT) group has been linked to campaigns striking Middle Eastern oil ...

  • Cloudflare report highlights devastating DDoS attacks on VoIP services and several ‘record-setting HTTP attacks’

    November 5, 2021

    Cloudflare released its Q3 DDoS Attack Trends report this week, capping a record-setting quarter that saw a number of devastating attacks on VoIP services. Cloudflare researchers said they saw the several “record-setting HTTP DDoS attacks, terabit-strong network-layer attacks and one of the largest botnets ever deployed (Meris),” noting the emergence of ransom DDoS attacks on voice ...

  • LightBasin hacking group breaches 13 global telecoms in two years

    October 19, 2021

    A group of hackers that security researchers call LightBasin has been compromising mobile telecommunication systems across the world for the past five years. Since 2019, the group hacked into more than a dozen telecommunication companies and maintained persistence through custom malware, to steal data that would serve intelligence organizations. LightBasin is active since at least 2016 and ...

  • Security Risks with Private 5G in Manufacturing Companies Part. 2

    October 15, 2021

    The steel industry is a prime area for installing Private 5G Private 5G is said to bring about the “democratization of communications.” This technology allows private companies and local governments to take the driving seat in operating the latest information communication systems. However, not all organizations have the knowledge and ability to deal with telecom technology, ...

  • Secure Manufacturing on Cloud, Edge and 5G

    October 13, 2021

    Global manufacturers need to digitize their manufacturing processes and transform their business into a digital enterprise. Digital manufacturing is an advancement that many businesses have been using, with 60% of factories already using the cloud (87% including businesses who will soon implement it) and 26% with Private 5G already implemented (67% including enterprises who will ...

  • ZTE widens bug bounty to focus on 5G security

    October 11, 2021

    ZTE has widened a bug bounty scheme to plug security vulnerabilities in its products, especially potential holes brought about by the launch of commercial 5G networks and services. The Chinese networking equipment vendor is working with bug bounty platform YesWeHack to test a range of products, including smartphones as well as cloud computing and database ...

  • Actors Target Huawei Cloud Using Upgraded Linux Malware

    October 8, 2021

    Trend Micro researchers have recently noticed another Linux threat evolution that targets relatively new cloud service providers (CSPs) with cryptocurrency-mining malware and cryptojacking attacks. In this article, they discuss a new Linux malware trend in which malicious actors deploy code that removes applications and services present mainly in Huawei Cloud. Specifically, the malicious code disables the ...

  • GhostEmperor: From ProxyLogon to kernel mode

    September 30, 2021

    While investigating a recent rise of attacks against Exchange servers, we noticed a recurring cluster of activity that appeared in several distinct compromised networks. This cluster stood out for its usage of a formerly unknown Windows kernel mode rootkit that we dubbed Demodex, and a sophisticated multi-stage malware framework aimed at providing remote control over ...

  • VoIP.ms phone services disrupted by DDoS extortion attack

    September 20, 2021

    Threat actors are targeting voice-over-Internet provider VoIP.ms with a DDoS attack and extorting the company to stop the assault that’s severely disrupting the company’s operation. VoIP.ms is an Internet phone service company that provides affordable voice-over-IP service to businesses around the world. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Russia’s Yandex suffers biggest cyberattack yet

    September 8, 2021

    Russian Internet corporation Yandex revealed on Tuesday that the company’s servers experienced the biggest known denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in Russia’s online space last weekend. Cloudflare, an American web infrastructure firm and a partner of Yandex confirmed the record large scale of the cyberattack. The spokesperson for Russia’s tech giant mentioned that a part of the nation’s ...

  • UK VoIP telco receives ‘colossal ransom demand’

    September 2, 2021

    Two UK VoIP operators have had their services disrupted over the last couple of days by ongoing, aggressive DDoS attacks. South Coast-based Voip Unlimited has confirmed it has been slapped with a “colossal ransom demand” after being hit by a sustained and large-scale DDoS attack it believes originated from the Russian cybercriminal gang REvil. This morning, it ...

  • Comcast RF Attack Leveraged Remotes for Surveillance

    September 2, 2021

    More details about a now-patched vulnerability in Comcast’s XR11 voice remotes have emerged, which would have made it easy for a threat actor to intercept radio frequency (RF) communications between the remote and the set-top box, effectively turning the remote into a surveillance device. The XR11 remotes are some of the most common around, with more ...

  • Ransomware: It’s only a matter of time before a smart city falls victim, and we need to take action now

    August 27, 2021

    Ransomware attacks are going to get worse – and one could eventually take out the infrastructure of an entire 5G-enabled smart city, a cybersecurity expert has warned. Cyber criminals deploying ransomware regularly target government services. Not only do public sector IT budgets mean networks are less secure against attacks, but said networks are also used to ...

  • Nokia subsidiary discloses data breach after Conti ransomware attack

    August 23, 2021

    SAC Wireless, a US-based Nokia subsidiary, has disclosed a data breach following a ransomware attack where Conti operators were able to successfully breach its network, steal data, and encrypt systems. The wholly-owned and independently-operating Nokia company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, works with telecom carriers, major tower owners, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the US. Read more… Source: ...

  • Govt hackers impersonate HR employees to hit Israeli targets

    August 17, 2021

    Hackers associated with the Iranian government have focused attack efforts on IT and communication companies in Israel, likely in an attempt to pivot to their real targets. The campaigns have been attributed to the Iranian APT group known as Lyceum, Hexane, and Siamesekitten, running espionage campaigns since at least 2018. In multiple attacks detected in May and ...

  • T-Mobile says hackers accessed user data but won’t confirm SSN breach of 100 million customers

    August 16, 2021

    T-Mobile is looking into allegations that a hacker stole 106GB of data containing the social security numbers, names, addresses and driver’s license information for more than 100 million people. In a statement to ZDNet, T-Mobile said it is “aware of claims made in an underground forum and have been actively investigating their validity.” Teams at T-Mobile ...

  • Risks in Telecommunications IT

    July 29, 2021

    Telecommunications is just one aspect of a 200-year-old field of research in IT. In our latest report, “Islands of Telecoms: Risks in IT,” we liken this field to what seems to be separate islands that are in fact connected by a larger landmass underneath an ocean of IT. Indeed, the features of telecommunications might seem ...