Researchers from RSA have discovered that hacker groups have been using VPN server networks based in China to launch attacks. This VPN network run by malicious users has been dubbed “Terracotta.” Attacks have occurred around the world, including in Brazil, Vietnam, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
As stated in Krebs on Security, this “satellite array of VPN services may represent the first exposure of a PRC-based VPN operation that maliciously, efficiently and rapidly enlists vulnerable servers around the world.” Full details on the situation are outlined in the RSA Research report that was released today.
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