May 11 2008

Chinese Tech…secret gateway for Chinese hackers?

Published by at 11:05 pm under Chinese Malware

Sounds plausible to me…I guess…:

The FBI is investigating whether counterfeit routers and computer hardware from China installed in U.S. government computer networks might provide a secret gateway for hackers to tap into secure government databases.

Full article from ABC here

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Chinese Tech…secret gateway for Chinese hackers?”

  1. Eastwoodon 12 May 2008 at 1:41 am

    welcome back! a sudden flurry of posts, I see!

  2. Heikeon 12 May 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Eastwood,

    Thanks for the welcome back. Yeah, kind of had posting withdrawl symptoms hitting me.

  3. Security4allon 13 May 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I have a link to the unclassified FBI presentation
    http://security4all.blogspot.com/2008/05/attack-from-within-router.html

  4. Security4allon 13 May 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I have a link to the unclassified FBI report with screenshots and all. Interesting to read:
    http://security4all.blogspot.com/2008/05/attack-from-within-router.html

    They mention ShenZhen in the PRC as a source and some various distribution methods.

    Equipment was sold to

    - US Naval Academy
    - US Naval Air Warfare Center
    - US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (wtf?)
    - US Airbase (Germany)
    - Bonneville Power Administration
    - General Services Administration
    - Raytheon (Defense contractor)

  5. Heikeon 14 May 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Benny,

    Very nice article at your site. I highly recommend people going over there and taking a look!