Targeting of Asian and Australian governments and government partners
Date of report
  • November 2022
China-affiliated APT Mustang Panda conducted a spear-fishing campaign against several Asian governments starting in March 2022. Mustang Panda used two new malware families, Toneins and Toneshell, in the campaign.
Suspected victims
  • Asian government agencies— including Japan, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan— and the Australian government
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response