The Espionage Triad: China-Nexus


Published on Sep 25, 2023   —   3 min read

The Web of Deception: A Unit 42 Revelation

Imagine a Southeast Asian government under cyber siege. But here's the plot twist—it's not a lone wolf attack; it's a trio of China-nexus threat actors. According to a comprehensive report by Unit 42, a division of Palo Alto Networks, each actor in this espionage drama has its own set of tools, tactics, and procedures (TTPs). Think of it as a cybercrime ensemble, each with its own solo act but performing on the same stage. These attacks have been attributed to three distinct clusters: Stately Taurus (aka Mustang Panda), Alloy Taurus (aka Granite Typhoon), and Gelsemium.

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