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Russian hacking group uses satellites to hide C&C servers

2015/09/09

Softpedia - (International) Kaspersky Labs announced that the Turla advanced persistent threat (APT) group utilizes design flaws on older communications satellites, allowing the group to intercept Internet traffic and use it to hide the location of their command-and-control (C&C) servers. The group can reportedly launch man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks and intercept traffic through satellite dishes located in areas were the unencrypted satellites provide coverage.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/russian-hacking-group-uses-satellites-to-hide-c-c-servers-491352.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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