Russian hackers reveal Chinese backdoors in computer equipment

Hacktivists of the Russian Cyber Command (Rucyborg) group continue to target Russia. Their latest attack took place against the Chinese embassy in Moscow. 

With this latest leak, the hackers sought to demonstrate that China has provided executives of the Russian aluminum giant Rusal with equipment containing digital backdoors. The devices in question were installed on the systems of Ukrainian telecoms company Intertelecom in an effort to spy on the company. 

The hacktivists claim that Rusal delivered the equipment to Altron, a Ukrainian communications and security systems company whose list of customers includes several Ukrainian government agencies and high-profile companies. Rusal is said to have violated the China Export agreement in the process. 

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March 31, 2014