Along with the data stolen by Chinese hackers, it has also been found that the data stolen from telecom servers was put up for sale on the dark web on June 29.
Nepal’s telecom service provider ‘Nepal Telecom’ has suffered a terrible “cyber attack” from China. Chinese hackers have stolen the call details of all Nepali users by attacking Nepal Telecom. Chinese hackers have stolen all the call details of Nepalis by hacking the Oracle Glass Fish server used by the telecom company.
According to technical experts, the hackers used 41 tactics of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and 71 tactics of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and backdoor weapons. Hackers have been seen taking CDR data on APT 41 and APT 71 from telecom servers. Along with this, it has also been found that the data stolen from the telecom servers is kept on the dark web for sale. The hackers put the CDR call data records for sale on June 29.
Hackers have not yet been identified
According to local media reports, Nepal Telecom has shut down its servers to reduce the threat. Rajesh Joshi, spokesperson of Nepal Telecom said, “We have not identified the hackers. After receiving information about possible interference with our server, we shut down the server to save our data.”
NTC Managing Director Delhi Ram Adhikari says that the company’s main server is secure. He said, “Hackers probably broke into a dated CDMA server. The company’s team of expert technicians is investigating the matter to find out the culprits. Our main server is protected and remains secure by a highly secure firewall.”
Data of countries like Taiwan and Philippines also hacked
NepaliTelecom.com said China has often protected the company well at the state level which has encouraged them to launch attacks on foreign companies over the years. This led to the belief that the Chinese could be behind this attack on NTC. The infamous Tag-22 has hacked and even put on sale telecom related data from countries like Taiwan and Philippines.
The report also noted that China has often drawn the ire of foreign states for encouraging state-level violations, which it has vehemently denied. For now, there is no evidence that the Chinese group was behind the group, but Leeds points to it.
Explain that hacking in telecommunications means that a large sample of user data will be vulnerable to catastrophic use. NTC will have to be more vigilant in the coming days to protect the users data in future.
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