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Government VPN Servers Targeted in Zero-Day Attack

06
Apr
2020
Government VPN Servers Targeted in Zero-Day Attack

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As the Chinese government turns to virtual private networks (VPNs) to provide access to official resources for those working remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the DarkHotel APT has seized the opportunity to target those VPNs in a zero-day attack, researchers said.

According to security analysts from Chinese firm Qihoo 360, attacks began in March on a Chinese VPN provider called SangFor, used by a number of Chinese governmental agencies. At least 200 VPN servers connecting to multiple endpoints were compromised as of the first week of April, they added.

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