Hackers Who Crippled Viasat Modems Are Still Launching Attacks at the Company
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Hackers who crippled tens of thousands of satellite modems in Ukraine and across Europe owned by satellite communications company Viasat are still trying to hobble its network as it works to bring its users back online, a company official said.
Viasat has been working to recover after a cyberattack remotely disabled satellite modems just as Russian forces pushed into Ukraine on February 24. The official said a parallel attack was launched at almost the same time and used "high volumes of focused, malicious traffic" to try and overwhelm Viasat's network and was still ongoing. The official spoke ahead of a report slated for publication Wednesday, which outlines how the hackers systematically sabotaged satellite modems across Europe and in Ukraine in particular on the morning of Russia's invasion.
Viasat's report says that the intruders took advantage of a misconfigured virtual pr…
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