A new undocumented tool with the codename Sword2033, as well as a Linux backdoor variation known as PingPull, are being used by the Chinese nation-state group known as Alloy Taurus. According to research from Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, the gang recently engaged in harmful cyber operations directed against South Africa and Nepal. A threat actor known for attacks on telecom businesses since at least 2012 has been given the constellation-themed alias Alloy Taurus. Microsoft also keeps track of it under the name Granite Typhoon read more Chinese Hackers Spotted Using Linux Variant of PingPull in Targeted Cyberattacks. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.