Nation-state hackers hit Cisco switches
Hackers, some of them backed by a nation-state, have attacked Cisco switches in multiple countries, the tech giant’s cyber-threat intelligence division has revealed. Some of these attacks “are believed to be associated with nation-state actors, such as those described” in a recent Department of Homeland Security report that said Russian government hackers were targeting multiple U.S. industries, Cisco said.
That was fast: Thousands of computers now compromised with leaked NSA tools, researchers say
The findings by security researchers are significant because they illustrate, among other things, the rapid pace at which cybercriminals can effectively adopt and then launch cyberattacks with complex, NSA-grade weaponry.