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China Stole Huge Amounts of Data from Global Telco Carriers

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Hackers believed to be linked to the Chinese government have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecommunications carriers and stolen huge amounts of data over a period going back at least seven years.

The hacking campaign, dubbed Operation Soft Cell, targeted “call detail records” that contained metadata on every call made on a targeted network, including times, dates and the location of the device.

The same group attempted to steal all data stored by their targets, including usernames and password in the organization, billing data, email servers and other related information.

The tools used by hackers were those commonly associated with the APT10 group, a hacking group that works on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security’s Tianjin State Security Bureau.

Curated from SiliconAngle

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