Telecommunications


  • Cyber attack targets Libyan internet provider LTT

    July 13, 2023

    The Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company (LPTIC) said Wednesday that the data center of Libya Internet and Technology, the state-run internet provider, came under a cyber attack which led to disruption of services. In a statement, the LPTIC added that unknown attacker attempted to hack the data center but its cybersecurity team and LTT ...

  • Cyberattack knocks out satellite communications for Russian military

    June 30, 2023

    Dozor-Teleport, the satellite system’s operator, switched some users to terrestrial networks during the outage, according to JD Work, a cyberspace professor at the National Defense University. Analyst Doug Madory of Kentik, which monitors online traffic, said one network was taken over by Dozor’s parent company, Amtel-Svyaz, while three others remained down. The company did not release ...

  • Ukrainian hackers take down service provider for Russian banks

    June 9, 2023

    A group of Ukrainian hackers known as the Cyber.Anarchy.Squad claimed an attack that took down Russian telecom provider Infotel JSC on Thursday evening. Among other things, Moscow-based Infotel provides connectivity services between the Russian Central Bank and other Russian banks, online stores, and credit institutions. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Man jailed for running multimillion-pound criminal website iSpoof

    May 19, 2023

    The man responsible for running a multimillion-pound fraud website, used by scammers to trick people into handing over their bank details, has been jailed. Tejay Fletcher, 35, pleaded guilty to running iSpoof, a website that allowed criminals and fraudsters to appear as if they were calling from banks, tax offices and other official bodies in an ...

  • Dump these insecure phone adapters because we’re not fixing them, says Cisco

    May 5, 2023

    There is a critical security flaw in a Cisco phone adapter, and the business technology giant says the only step to take is dumping the hardware and migrating to new kit. In an advisory, Cisco this week warned about the vulnerability in the SPA112 2-Port Adapter that, if exploited, could allow a remote attacker to essentially ...

  • T-Mobile discloses second data breach since the start of 2023

    May 1, 2023

    T-Mobile disclosed the second data breach of 2023 after discovering that attackers had access to the personal information of hundreds of customers for more than a month, starting late February 2023. Compared to previous data breaches reported by T-Mobile, the latest of which impacted 37 million people, this incident affected only 836 customers. Still, the amount ...

  • CISA Releases Malware Analysis Report on ICONICSTEALER

    April 20, 2023

    CISA has released a new Malware Analysis Report (MAR) on an infostealer known as ICONICSTEALER. This trojan has been identified as a variant of malware used in the supply chain attack against 3CX’s Desktop App. CISA recommends users and administrators to review the following resources for more information, and hunt for the listed indicators of compromise ...

  • Telus investigating sale of alleged code, employee information

    February 23, 2023

    Someone on a criminal forum is selling what they claim is data on all Telus employees, as well as the Canadian telecommunications company’s GitHub software code repositories. In response to an IT World Canada reporter’s query about the posting, Telus director of public affairs Richard Gilhooley said the company is looking into the allegation. Read more… Source: IT ...

  • Russia’s largest ISP says 2022 broke all DDoS attack records

    January 23, 2023

    Russia’s largest internet service provider Rostelecom says 2022 was a record year for Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) targeting organizations in the country. DDoS attacks are cyberattacks aimed at making an internet-connected website or service unavailable by overwhelming it with many requests that deplete the server’s ability to accept new connections, causing the service to ...

  • 37 million T-Mobile customers hacked in data breach

    January 20, 2023

    T-Mobile said a “bad actor” accessed personal data from 37 million current customers in a November data breach. In a regulatory filing Thursday, the company said the hacker stole customer data that included names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers, and information describing the kind of service they have with the ...

  • Royal ransomware claims attack on Intrado telecom provider

    December 28, 2022

    The Royal Ransomware gang claimed responsibility for a cyber attack against telecommunications company Intrado on Tuesday. While Intrado is yet to share any information regarding this incident, sources have told BleepingComputer early this month that the attack started on December 1 and the initial ransom demand was $60 million. The Royal Ransomware group, made up of experienced ...

  • Raspberry Robin Malware Targets Telecom, Governments

    December 20, 2022

    Trend Micro researchers found a malware sample allegedly capable of connecting to the Tor network to deliver its payloads. Their initial analysis of the malware, which compromised a number of organizations toward the end of September, showed that while the main malware routine contains both the real and fake payloads, it loads the fake payload ...

  • Cisco discloses high-severity IP phone bug with exploit code

    December 8, 2022

    Cisco has disclosed today a high-severity vulnerability affecting the latest generation of its IP phones and exposing them to remote code execution and denial of service (DoS) attacks. The company warned on Thursday that its Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is “aware that proof-of-concept exploit code is available” and that the “vulnerability has been publicly ...

  • French hospital cancels operations after cyberattack

    December 5, 2022

    A hospital complex in Versailles, near Paris, had to cancel operations and transfer some patients after being hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, France’s health ministry said. The Hospital Centre of Versailles – which consists of Andre-Mignot Hospital, Richaud Hospital and the Despagne Retirement Home – was affected by the hacking attempt, said the complex’s ...

  • Cybersecurity laws to be updated to boost UK protection from cyber attacks

    November 30, 2022

    The UK’s cybersecurity laws will be updated to require outsourced IT providers to meet security standards as part of efforts to better protect supply chains, the Government has announced. The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations will be updated so third-party firms providing IT services to businesses will be compelled to have effective cybersecurity measures in ...

  • US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears

    November 27, 2022

    The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security. The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also bar the sale or import of equipment made by China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua ...

  • OPERA1ER APT in Africa

    November 3, 2022

    In 2019, Group-IB Threat Intelligence team detected a series of targeted attacks on financial organizations in Africa. Later in 2020, our professionals in collaboration with Orange, managed to piece together the seemingly disparate attacks into a single timeline and successfully attribute them to the threat actor codenamed OPERA1ER (also known as DESKTOP-GROUP, Common Raven, NXSMS). In ...

  • Vodafone Italy discloses data breach after reseller hacked

    November 2, 2022

    Vodafone Italia is sending customers notices of a data breach, informing that one of its commercial partners, FourB S.p.A., who operates as a reseller of the telecommunications services in the country, has suffered a cyberattack. According to the notice, the cyberattack took place in the first week of September and resulted in the compromise of sensitive ...

  • Russian spies ‘hacked Liz Truss’s phone and stole sensitive messages’

    October 29, 2022

    Liz Truss had her phone hacked by Kremlin spies while she was working as foreign secretary, according to a report. The former prime minister’s personal messages with former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were raided, as well as sensitive details of international negotiations, it is claimed. Security services discovered the major security breach during the summer Tory leadership election, ...

  • Verizon notifies prepaid customers their accounts were breached

    October 18, 2022

    Verizon warned an undisclosed number of prepaid customers that attackers gained access to Verizon accounts and used exposed credit card info in SIM swapping attacks. “We determined that between October 6 and October 10, 2022, a third party actor accessed the last four digits of the credit card used to make automatic payments on your account,” ...