Russian hackers taking sensitive data through satellites

There’s very little doubt that hackers are getting smarter and more sophisticated in their forms of attack. The most recent clever technique comes from a group known as Turla, a group suspected to be from Russia that utilizes commercial satellites to steal sensitive data from diplomatic and military agencies in the United States, Europe, China, and even Russia itself.

This is news, but it’s not new. Cybersecurity experts believe they’ve been using this technique for at least eight years.

The code name being given to the leader of the organization is “Venomous Bear,” a name established by Dmitri Alperovitch from CrowdStrike. Their tactics are to upload malicious software to older satellites since they do not encrypt data they send back to earth.

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