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Chinese Hackers targeting American Drones under Operation Beebus

Chinese Hackers targeting American Drones under Operation Beebus

April 22, 2013Mohit Kumar
FireEye experts have been tracking the Operation Beebus campaign for a few months now, and new same gang of hackers are being blamed for a set of recently discovered spear-phishing attacks that aim to steal information related to American drones . These attacks exploited previously discovered vulnerabilities via document files delivered by email in order to plant a previously unknown backdoor onto victim systems. Operation Beebus is an APT-style attack campaign targeting government agencies in the United States and India as well as numerous aerospace, defense, and telecom industry organizations. FireEye Labs has linked the attacks to the China-based Comment Group hacker collective (a prolific actor believed to be affiliated with the Chines government), and Operation Beebus. " The set of targets cover all aspects of unmanned vehicles, land, air and sea, from research to design to manufacturing of the vehicles and their various subsystems. Other related malware have been discov
Report says : US considered cyber war on Libya

Report says : US considered cyber war on Libya

October 18, 2011Mohit Kumar
Report says : US considered cyber war on Libya Officials in the US Obama administration considered compromising Libya's government computer networks to block early-warning data gathering and missile launches on NATO war planes during the American-led strikes, but decided against it, according to The New York Times. The report goes on to claim that, while the use of what is believed to be a pre-existing armoury of Trojans, viruses, malware and military hackers was suggested, the cyber-attack was never actually carried out. The attack would have tried to disrupt Libya's early-warning radar system and thus cripple the North African country's ability to fire back at attacking NATO aircraft.But the Obama administration and the Pentagon chose instead to mount a conventional attack, partly because an American cyberattack might have set a dangerous precedent, and Libya might not have been worth the risk. In the end, American officials rejected cyberwarfare and used convent
Iran Replicating Captured U.S. Drone RQ-170 Sentinel

Iran Replicating Captured U.S. Drone RQ-170 Sentinel

April 22, 2012Mohit Kumar
Iran Replicating Captured U.S. Drone RQ-170 Sentinel Iranian military aerospace chief General Amir Ali Hajizadeh was quoted having said:" The Americans should be aware to what extent we have infiltrated the plane. " Iran has broke the encryption codes and begun construction of a replica of the United States surveillance drone captured last year, according to Iranian officials. American spy drone that went down in Iran last year, including information that the aircraft was used to spy on Osama bin Laden weeks before he was killed. Iran also said it was building a copy of the drone. US Senator Joe Lieberman dismissed the claim that a copy was being made as " Iranian bluster " saying, "they're on the defensive because of our economic sanctions against them". The U.S. says the drone malfunctioned and downplayed any suggestion that Iran could mine the aircraft for sensitive information because of measures taken to limit the intelligence value of drones operating
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