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[ISN] Leaked data points to Sino-cyber espionage ring

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Aug 19 2011 - 09:30:14 GMT
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http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/57975-leaked-data-points-to-sino-cyber-espionage-ring

By Trent Nouveau
TG Daily
August 18, 2011

A massive Pastebin dump of domain names and IP addresses appears to be
linked to a Sino-cyber espionage ring.

The data - posted on August 15th by an unknown individual - lists
approximately 850 entries which are allegedly exploited to facilitate
command and control operations.

"My motivation is purely selfless in nature and I only wish the security
community to improve upon what has already been done in this realm. Most
of the security community is a fraud and continues to subsist on
half-assed analyses and bogus data. All information was compiled from
open sources and leaked information; no customer-based data was used for
the analysis," 'RSA Employee #15666' wrote in a recent Pastebin post.

"My sincerest apologies go out to those with ongoing monitoring
operations on any of the IP addresses involved. These attacks have
targeted US and Canadian companies almost exclusively for at least five
years; the tools, tactics, and procedures have changed very little
during that timeframe and continue to be extremely effective."

According to #15666, the cyber espionage ring is motivated primarily by
financial considerations.

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