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Cyber-Espionage Groups Are Increasingly Leveraging Routers in Their Attacks
Cyber-espionage groups —also referred to as advanced persistent threats (APTs)— are using hacked routers more and more during their attacks, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
"It's not necessarily something new. Not something that just exploded," said Costin Raiu, director of Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab, in a webinar today.
"We've seen a bunch of router attack throughout the years. A very good example is SYNful Knock, a malicious implant for Cisco [routers] that was discovered by FireEye but also threat actors such as Regin and CloudAtlas. Both APTs have been known to have and own proprietary router implants."

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