Nepal Telecom’s server has been hacked. Telecom has shut down the server after receiving information that the server has been hacked.
Nepal Telecom has shut down one of its servers on suspicion of being attacked by hackers. Rajesh Joshi, a spokesman for Nepal Telecom, said the suspicious server was shut down after a Chinese hacker group claimed to have attacked the server and hacked the data.
“The hack has not been confirmed yet, but we have shut down the server after receiving the information,” he said.
China’s Tag-22 group has claimed that it has hacked Nepal Telecom’s server through ‘Colbstrike’ through ‘Glass Fish’ server. The group is claimed to be a Chinese state-run group.
The leaked call details and other details are also kept on sale. The group also sells hacked telecom-related data from Taiwan and the Philippines.
“After some media friends informed us about the data hack, we are investigating by shutting down the server,” said spokesperson Joshi. It is suspected that an old server of Telecom may have been targeted by hackers.
Telecom’s GSM service was disrupted for about two and a half hours on July 10. Telecom officials have speculated that there may be a connection to that as well.
However, an investigation committee formed by Telecom is investigating the matter.