Bitstop wishes to thank PI_flashbulb and his crew (www.phackers.org) for alerting us to a hacker post about security breaches in our network. We have done steps to protect ourselves, but much is still needed to determine the extent of the intrusion. We would like to warn other sys ads that hackers are now teaming up with TELCO insiders to launch attacks against networks. Therefore, sys ads at other networks must be made to be aware that intervening ISP/TELCO networks must be looked upon as being compromised.
Man in the middle attacks are launched by placing rogue servers in between the remote user, and the server in your network. For it to be successful, the hacker must have access or authority to reroute packets. Typically this is done by manipulating the DNS entries to fool the remote user to connect to the rogue server. By teaming up with, or colluding, or corrupting telco security insiders, the hackers are now able to launch these types of attacks. This presents a whole new and potentially bigger threat to the Philippine Internet Community.
We need to be aware and take more serious precautions.