Nepal Telecom has been subjected to a terrible "cyber attack" from China. Chinese hackers have attacked Nepal Telecom and stolen the decision details of all Nepali users.
By hacking the Oracle Glass Fish Server employed by the telecom company, the Chinese hackers have stolen all the decision details of Nepalis.
According to technical experts, the hackers used 41 Tactics of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and 71 Tactics of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and backdoor weapons.
Hackers are seen taking CDR data from telecom servers to APT 41 and APT 71. it's also been found that the info stolen from the telecom server has been kept on the dark web purchasable . The CDR call data record of the telco was put for selling on Saints Peter and Paul .
Nepal Telecom has pack up its server to subdue the upper threat, several local media reports.
NTC spokesman Rajesh Joshi said: "We haven't deciphered the identity of the hackers. We transitioned the server to save lots of our data after we received information of a possible interference into our server."
Apparently, Chinese hackers gained access to Oracle GlassFish Server operated by NTC and picked up Call Data Records (CDR). However, the telco claims its call data are safe, NepaliTelecom.com said.
NTC director Dilli Ram Adhikari says the company's main server is secure. chatting with reputed outlets, he said: "Hackers may need breached into a dated server of CDMA. The company's team of expert technicians are looking into the interest trace the culprits. Our main server is protected by a highly secure firewall and remains safe."
NepaliTelecom.com said China has often well-guarded the corporate on a state level which has encouraged them to launch attacks on foreign companies over the years. This led to believe that the Chinese may are behind this attack on NTC.
The infamous Tag-22 has hacked and even placed on sale telecom-related data belonging to countries like Taiwan and therefore the Philippines.
The report said China has often incurred the wrath of foreign states for a supposedly encouraging state-level breach which it's categorically denied. For now, there's no proof that the Chinese group was behind the group but the leads hint there.
Hacking into telecom means an enormous swatch of user data would be vulnerable for sinister use. NTC will need to be more cautious within the coming days to guard user data within the future.