Targeting of Southeast Asian telecommunication companies
Date of report
  • August 2021
In a series of attacks starting in 2017, Chinese threat actors are believed to have compromised telecommunication firms across Southeast Asia. The breaches were designed to extract data from the companies' servers and were likely used to launch more targeted spear-phishing attacks.
Suspected victims
  • Southeast Asian telecommunication companies and their customers.
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
  • Private sector
  • Government
Suspected state sponsor response