Campaigns hacking aimed at vulnerabilities in Linux servers, for almost a decade, without being noticed.
According to her researchers BlackBerry, the company, which is linked to the Chinese government, is carrying out piracy and espionage in cyberspace against various industries, for the purpose of theft and collection of intellectual property data.
A part of the campaign that was recently discovered, in fact, is taking advantage of them vulnerabilities of Linux at least since 2012, without being noticed all this time.
Eric Cornelius, chief product architect at Blackberry, said it was a newly discovered campaign, but not new.
Because Linux is not usually one technology with which o user, security companies tend to focus less on this. Thus, malicious agents took the opportunity to exploit his unproven vulnerabilities and go unnoticed all these years.
The attackers detect Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS and Ubuntu Linux in a wide range of industries, trying to locate servers that are not updated.
Thus the attackers gain access to sensitive information and data, but by infecting the servers themselves, they can create one more backdoor in the network, which gives them a way to get back to it whenever they want.
Hacking servers makes it much easier to remove data, as data transfers to c & c servers can be disguised as traffic to Internet.
Attackers are careful to do as little damage to the networks as possible to avoid detection - and therefore to continue campaigning for as long as possible.
However, during these campaigns, the attackers left some traces behind, which allowed the researchers to attribute the campaign to a hacker from Chinawho were even linked to the Chinese government.