Masquerading Hackers Are Forcing a Rethink of How Attacks Are Traced

Masquerading Hackers Are Forcing a Rethink of How Attacks Are Traced

THE GROWING PROPENSITY of government hackers to reuse code and computers from rival nations is undermining the integrity of hacking investigations and calling into question how online attacks are attributed, according to researchers from Kaspersky Lab.In a paper set for release today at the Virus Bulletin digital security conference in Madrid, the researchers highlight cases in which they’ve seen hackers acting on behalf of nation-states stealing tools and hijacking infrastructure previously used by hackers of other nation-states. Investigators need to watch out for signs of this or risk tracing attacks to the wrong perpetrators, the researchers said.

Källa: Masquerading Hackers Are Forcing a Rethink of How Attacks Are Traced

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