Malicious Life Podcast: DeadRinger - Exposing Chinese APTs Targeting Major Telcos

August 16, 2021 |

Cybereason recently discovered several previously unidentified attack campaigns targeting the telecoms industry across Southeast Asia that are assessed to be the work of multiple Chinese APT groups. The attacks are detailed in the threat intelligence report titled DeadRinger: Exposing Chinese Threat Actors Targeting Major Telcos.

Similar to the recent SolarWinds and Kaseya attacks, the threat actors first compromised third-party service providers: telecommunications companies. But instead of using them to deliver malware through a supply chain attack, the intent was to conduct espionage by surveilling their customers' confidential communications.

Nate Nelson talks to Assaf Dahan, Senior Director and Head of Threat Research with the Cybereason Nocturnus Team about the DeadRinger report and the implications for third-party security issues - check it out...

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About the Guest

Assaf Dahan

Senior Director and Head of Threat Research at Cybereason

Assaf Dahan has over 15 years in the infosec industry. He started his career in the Israeli Military 8200 Cybersecurity unit where he developed extensive experience in offensive security. 

Later in his career he led Red Teams, developed penetration testing methodologies, and specialized in malware analysis and reverse engineering.

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About the Host

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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