• tags: cyberwar

    • Earlier this week, researchers from the University of Toronto published a paper about a botnet called Ghostnet that had infiltrated a large number of computers located in various government agencies around the world.
    • This threat, named Backdoor.Ghostnet, can easily be created by just about anyone who can work their way around the toolset—and the toolset is built to be very easy to use. Just fill out a few fields, click a few buttons, and you have your back door executable at the ready. Once a hacker has succeeded in running the threat on a computer, the toolset is there with a simple-to-use GUI.
  • tags: cyberwar

    • INTELLIGENCE chiefs have warned that China may have gained the capability to
      shut down Britain by crippling its telecoms and utilities.

      They have told ministers of their fears that equipment installed by Huawei,
      the Chinese telecoms giant, in BT’s new communications network could be used
      to halt critical services such as power, food and water supplies.

      The warnings coincide with growing cyberwarfare attacks on Britain by foreign
      governments, particularly Russia and China.

      A confidential document circulating in Whitehall says that while BT has taken
      steps to reduce the risk of attacks by hackers or organised crime, “we
      believe that the mitigating measures are not effective against deliberate
      attack by China”.

    • A Whitehall report is understood to warn that, although there is at present a
      “low” risk of China exploiting its capability, “the impact would be very
      high”.
  • tags: cyberwar

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