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Fox-IT releases answer to NSA's 'Quantum Insert' attack

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 24, 2015.

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    A couple of years ago, among the trove of documents released by Edward Snowden, there was information about a "man-on-the-side" attack called Quantum Insert.

    The way it works is that the attacker listens in to the Internet traffic from the target organization and when an employee accesses a particular webpage, the attacker steps in and serves up a fake version of that page before the real page has time to respond.

    That fake page could collect login information, or it could serve up a drive-by malware download -- and leave the targeted employee completely unaware that anything had gone wrong.

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