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Most of the attacks on Telecom Sector in 2019 were carried out by China-linked hackers

March 5, 2020

According to the CrowdStrike 2020 Global Threat Report, the telecommunications and government sectors were the most targeted by the threat actors.

Experts monitored operations carried out by nation-state actors and financially-motivated attackers.

Most of the attacks against organizations in the telecom sector were attributed to China-linked hacker groups, such as Wicked Panda (aka APT41), Emissary Panda (aka APT27, Bronze Union, Lucky Mouse, and TG-3390), and Lotus Panda (aka Thrip). Chinese hackers also targeted several organizations in the healthcare sector, government and defense sectors of countries in Asia.

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