Hack Like the NSA: The Quantum Insert

Sept. 30, 2017 1 comment hackers-arise.com Pen Testing & Audits nsa

Over the years, I have written many articles chronicling the many hacks of the NSA, including the recent hack of the Juniper Networks VPN. (By the way, my speculation in that article has proven to be correct. The NSA did embed a backdoor on those devices). Many readers here have expressed surprise, condemnation, and a bit of admiration at the capabilities and tools of the NSA. Much of that is undeserved. The NSA has legal authority to tap resources that none of us do (such as the ISPs and backdoors) as well as supercomputers and other powerful devices that assist them in their hacks. Sometimes, though, the NSA does something innovative and creative. It is one those hacks that I would detail here.


negrii_irina88 7 months, 3 weeks ago

the Quantum Insert is actually a relatively old technique...it could be used for lateral movement within internal networks.