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Operation ChattyGoblin: Hackers Targeting Gambling Firms via Chat Apps

A gambling company in the Philippines was the target of a China-aligned threat actor as part of a campaign that has been ongoing since October 2021.

Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET is tracking the series of attacks against Southeast Asian gambling companies under the name Operation ChattyGoblin.

“These attacks use a specific tactic: targeting the victim companies’ support agents via chat applications – in particular, the Comm100 and LiveHelp100 apps,” ESET said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

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