Governments rely on Sandvine network gear to deliver spyware and miners

By Pierluigi Paganini

Sandvine device

According to Citizen Lab, some governments are using Sandvine network gear installed at internet service providers to deliver spyware and cryptocurrency miners.

Researchers at human rights research group Citizen Lab have discovered that netizens in Turkey, Egypt and Syria who attempted to download legitimate Windows applications from official vendor websites (i.e. Avast Antivirus, CCleaner, Opera, and 7-Zip)  have been infected with a nation-state malware.

According to the organization, local governments with the help of internet service providers have used deep-packet inspection boxes to hijack the traffic.

“This report describes how we used Internet scanning to uncover the apparent use of Sandvine/Procera Networks Deep Packet Inspection …read more

Via:: Security Affiars