AT&T Cybersecurity along with three members of the Telco Security Alliance (TSA) published a new report today, “COVID-19 Insight from the Telco Security Alliance.” The report provides insight into some of the threat groups (as well as analysis of their campaigns) that are taking advantage of the global pandemic while nations and organizations are vulnerable.
TSA members have observed a sharp increase in malicious activity related to COVID, with adversaries increasingly seeking to opportunistically benefit financially, gain unauthorized access to networks for immediate and long-term strategic benefit, and spread misinformation with political agendas.
The Telco Alliance was formed by AT&T® (AT&T Cybersecurity™), Etisalat® (HelpAG™), Singtel® (Trustwave®), SoftBank®, and Telefónica® (ElevenPaths™). The group aims to offer enterprises comprehensive cybersecurity insights to help address the threat of cyberattacks and the evolving threat landscape.
The “COVID-19 Insight from the Telco Security Alliance,” report was co-produced by the cybersecurity and threat intelligence units of AT&T (AT&T Cybersecurity and AT&T Alien Labs), Singtel (Trustwave), and Telefónica (ElevenPaths). The group investigated multiple threat actors (from crimeware to nation states) known to be actively engaged in attacks during the pandemic against private organizations and government agencies.
Read the full report here.