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Friday, June 22, 2018

Vectra finds tunnels in encrypted web traffic

The 2018 Spotlight Report on Financial Services, published by Vectra Co. on June 20, describes how cybercriminals use hidden tunnels to access encrypted networks. Researchers believe this methodology may have been used in the 2017 Equifax data security breach, when hackers stole 145.6 million consumer records while remaining undetected for 78 days.

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, observed that hackers mimic user behavior to blend into networks, which makes them difficult to expose. Once they are in a network, they burrow even further, escaping detection while setting up remotely accessible command and control centers to exfiltrate data.

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