The Mystery of Metador | An Unattributed Threat Hiding in Telcos, ISPs, and Universities


By Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade, Amitai Ben Shushan Ehrlich, and Aleksandar Milenkoski

Executive Summary

SentinelLabs researchers uncovered a never-before-seen advanced threat actor we’ve dubbed ‘Metador’.

Metador primarily targets telecommunications, internet service providers, and universities in several countries in the Middle East and Africa.

The operators are highly aware of operations security, managing carefully segmented infrastructure per victim, and quickly deploying intricate counte…

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