MESSAGETAP: Eavesdropping on SMS Messages inside Telco Networks

FireEye reports on a Chinese-sponsored espionage campaign to eavesdrop on text messages, violating telco servers: yet another example that demonstrates why end-to-end message encryption is so important. A new malware, dubbed “Messagetap”, developed by the Chinese APT41 [2] hacker group to deploy in the telecommunications network and designed to monitor and record SMS traffic and […]

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