Have Iranian hackers been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world?

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edited March 2020 in Devices & Security
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2019 will be remembered as the year when major security bugs were disclosed in a large number of enterprise VPN servers, such as those sold by Pulse Secure, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and Citrix.

A new report published today reveals that Iran's government-backed hacking units have made a top priority last year to exploit VPN bugs as soon as they became public in order to infiltrate and plant backdoors in companies all over the world.

According to a report from cyber-security firm ClearSky, Iranian hackers have targeted companies "from the IT, Telecommunication, Oil, and Gas, Aviation, Government, and Security sectors."


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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,191
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    You're only as good as your weakest link but Citrix, really?  Where I work we have a pretty good handle on patching etc but black boxes always scare me...  And here we have yet another reason why...  
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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Yeah when I saw Citrix part of that, I had the same reaction.  It amazes me how many folks will sign up for 'free VPN service' on a mobile device.  Those are the first ones to stay away from.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
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