Wednesday, April 01, 2009

GhostNet and computer spying on Tibet. It's just Spear Phishing.

Gary Warner covers the recent GhostNet story, where the New York Times told of academic research, uncovering a computer spy network using Trojan horses to spy on Tibet and the Dalai Lama, with fingers pointed at China.

While interesting as a case study and the researchers did good work... It's not new, it's really just old news called Spear Phishing. Using a "technology" called RAT.

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1 comment:

Eric said...

If you ever get the chance to hear Gary speak, I recommend it. He does a great job keeping tabs on the bad guys these days.

I do agree, that would be the only way in which to target these "high-level" machines. Either way, with the recent news about the FAA InfoSystems, we're seeing that while our Intelligence Systems have some beefy security, they don't do a lot of good when the info that feeds these systems are not protected.