FSB contractor breach exposes secret cyber weapons program leveraging IoT vulnerabilities

The hack of an FSB contractor has exposed details of the Russian
intelligence agency’s cyber weapons program aimed at exploiting vulnerabilities
in IoT devices.

Digital Revolution, a Russian hacking group, has claimed credit
for the April 2019 breach of subcontractor ODT
(Oday) LLC, which was working with frequent Russian Ministry of Internal
Affairs contractor InformInvestGroup CJSC, and published 12 technical documents
revealing what the FSB has dubbed the Fronton Program.

Inspired by the Mirai botnet, the program developed in 2017
and 2018, according to a ZDNet report,
suggests creating an IoT botnet for the FSB marshalling devices – particularly internet
security cameras and digital recorders – that still use default logon credentials
or easy-to-crack user names and passwords.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you’ll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.


Next post in Security News

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Login to your account below

Fill the forms bellow to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.