Hacked – biological warfare studies
Security researchers have uncovered a group of hackers that broke into 300 banks, corporations and governments for 12 years without being caught.
The hacker collective from Germany exploited a loophole in the UK which enabled them to obtain security certificates to allow them to target organisations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and access sensitive, confidential data.
The damage suffered by their victims in terms of loss of data and compromised security has been described by researchers as “immeasurable”.
“We’re talking about things like studies on biological warfare and nuclear physics, infrastructure security plans, corporate financial documents,” said Kobi Ben-Naim from CyberTinel, the security company that blocked the attack.