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Submission + - NSA's "QUANTUM" hack's IRC and HTTP-based criminal botnets.

realized writes: From the article:

“Today QUANTUM packs a suite of attack tools, including both DNS injection (upgrading the man-on-the-side to a man-in-the-middle, allowing bogus certificates and similar routines to break SSL) and HTTP injection. That reasonable enough. But it also includes gadgets like a plug-in to inject into MySQL connections, allowing the NSA to quietly mess with the contents of a third-party’s database. (This also surprisingly suggests that unencrypted MySQL on the internet is common enough to attract NSA attention.)”
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NSA's "QUANTUM" hack's IRC and HTTP-based criminal botnets.

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