U.S. military contractor got hacked


U.S. cybersecurity, law enforcement and intelligence officials revealed on Tuesday that sophisticated hackers infiltrated a likely U.S. military contractor and maintained “persistent, long-term” access to their system. CISA uncovered a likely compromise, intruders had “long-term access to the environment.” After breaking in, officials said, hackers leveraged an open-source toolkit known as Impacket to “programmatically” construct and manipulate network protocols.

What is Impact? Impacket is a collection of Python libraries that “plug into applications like vulnerability scanners, allowing them to work with Windows network protocols.

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