Telecom operators targeted in recent espionage hacking campaign

Researchers have spotted a new espionage hacking campaign targeting telecommunication and IT service providers in the Middle East and Asia.

The campaign has been conducted over the past six months, and there are tentative links to the Iranian-backed actor, MERCURY (aka MuddyWater, SeedWorm, or TEMP.Zagros).

The report comes from the Threat Hunter Team at Symantec, who has collected evidence and toolset samples from recent attacks in Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Thailand, and Laos.

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