The White Company: Inside the Operation Shaheen Espionage Campaign

In a new collection of extensive research reports, the Cylance Threat Intelligence Team profiles a new, likely state-sponsored threat actor called The White Company – in acknowledgement of the many elaborate measures they take to whitewash all signs of their activity and evade attribution.

The report details one of the group’s recent campaigns, a year-long espionage effort directed at the Pakistani government and military – in particular, the Pakistani Air Force.

Cylance calls this campaign Operation Shaheen.

The White Company project consists of three chapters within a single report, applying a new, comprehensive approach to threat intelligence research to unlock insights into this threat actor and its operations, and which combines detailed technical research with accessible storytelling.

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Source: Cylance