The infamous hacking group Anonymous has proven, a time or two at least, to be allies of the truth. The real question there may be whose truth?
It seems some random hackers, perhaps Anonymous, has infiltrated the datacenters of other countries displaying a message which read “Don’t mess with our elections”, more specifically they targeted Iranian datacenters.
I have to wonder… do these hackers know something we don’t?
As Written and Reported By Teri Webster for The Blaze:
Hackers attacked computer networks in various countries, including Iranian data centers where they placed an image of a U.S. flag on computer screens with the warning, “Don’t mess with our elections,” Reuters news reported
How did this happen?
Vulnerabilities in Cisco router switches apparently gave hackers an opening, according to published reports.
“The attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across the world in a widespread attack, including 3,500 switches in our country,” the Communication and Information Technology Ministry said in a statement carried by Iran’s official news agency, which was published by Reuters.
Although Cisco issued a warning and patch to fix it, some firms failed to install the patch over the Iranian new year holiday.
The attack hit also internet service providers and knocked out access for subscribers, Reuters reported.
“Several incidents in multiple countries, including some specifically targeting critical infrastructure, have involved the misuse of the Smart Install protocol…“As a result, we are taking an active stance, and are urging customers, again, of the elevated risk and available remediation paths,” Nick Biasini, a threat researcher at Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, wrote on a blog.
Cisco said Saturday that the posts were intended to help clients identify weaknesses and prevent a cyber attack, according to Reuters.
What else was affected?
Iran’s IT Minister……
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