How Classified NSA Exploit tools RADON and DEWSWEEPER Work

by Pierluigi Paganini
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Pen Testing & Audits

Security expert Bruce Schneier is one of the most authoritative experts who revealed that the NSA has a wide-ranging arsenal of zero-day exploits to use for cyber operations. The revelation isn’t surprising, the security community is aware of the great effort spent by governments on cyber operations. Many intelligence agencies have created dedicated internal units, specialized in hacking for sabotage and cyber espionage. Almost every government is improving its cyber capabilities, in many cases they’re working in the development of cyber weapons. The report recently published by the FireEye security firm, titled “World War C,” described cyberspace as the new battlefield, and it’s evident how state-sponsored attacks have intensified. Campaigns such as Moonlight Maze, and Titan Rain, or the destructive cyber strikes on Iran and Georgia mark the evolution of military doctrine.