Targeting of telecommunications and media firms in Vietnam
Date of report
  • February 2023
China-backed threat actor Goblin Panda has been observed using lure documents with embedded malicious macros. The group deployed three major variants of ShellFang, a custom shellcode loader, against the telecommunications and media sectors in Vietnam throughout 2022.
Suspected victims
  • Vietnamese organizations in the information technology, media, and telecommunications sectors
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response