Russian Hackers Hijack Satellite To Steal Data from Thousands of Hacked Computers

A group of Russian hackers, most notably the Turla APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) is hijacking commercial satellites to hide command-and-control operations, a security firm said today.

Turla APT group, which was named after its notorious software Epic Turla, is abusing satellite-based Internet connections in order to:

  • Siphon sensitive data from government, military, diplomatic, research and educational organisations in the United States and Europe.
  • Hide their command-and-control servers from law enforcement agencies.

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