Running away from operation Tainted Love.
Aleksandar Milenkoski and Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade from SentinelOne's SentinelLabs join Dave to discuss their research "Operation Tainted Love | Chinese APTs Target Telcos in New Attacks." Researchers found initial phases of attacks against telecommunication providers in the Middle East in Q1 in 2023.
The research states "We assess that this activity represents an evolution of tooling associated with Operation Soft Cell." While the exact grouping is unclear, researchers think it is highly likely that the threat actor is a Chinese cyberespionage group in the nexus of Gallium and APT41.
The research can be found here: