Bitdefender researchers have uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign targeting a telecommunications firm in the Middle East. While investigating a set of binaries vulnerable to sideloading attacks, we identified a cyber-espionage operation most likely carried out by Chinese threat actor BackdoorDiplomacy.
Who is BackdoorDiplomacy?
APT group BackdoorDiplomacy, which has been operating at least since 2017, is known for its attacks against institutions in the Middle East and Africa as well as in the United States.
This report covers another campaign against a telecom company in the Middle East. It also documents a set of new tools the group adopted in 2022.
Attack at a glance
Indicators of Compromise
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